SFP_Optical Transceivers – 1000×1000


Smartoptics SFP modules are for running various optical data communications such as 1/2G FC, Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet.

What is an SFP transceiver?

SFP transceivers come in 1G and 2G Fibre Channel (FC) varieties and in 100M and 1000M Ethernet. Smartoptics SFP modules are used for Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, BiDi, SDH Sonet, and for 4G.

Range of Smartoptics SFP modules

The SO-SFP-100Base single-mode SFP transceiver series is for duplex optical data communications such as Fast Ethernet and SDH/SONET at speeds of 10M to 100M. The next step up is the SO-SFP-1000BASE single-mode SFP transceiver series for serial optical data communications such as Gigabit Ethernet (1G) and Fibre Channel (1G).

The SO-SFP-1000BASE-BX is also available for single fiber operations using BiDi technology and FTTH networks. For SFP with data rates up to 2.7G, the SO-SFP-MR multi-rate transceiver series is available covering a wide range of formats, such as the SDH/SONET range, STM-1/OC-3 to STM-16/OC-48, and 1Gbps Ethernet (GbE) services.


SFP Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cables provide a complete cable assembly instead of discrete components for short-distance connectivity. SFP Active Optical Cables (AOCs) are also complete cable assemblies but use real transceivers and are suitable for longer distances.

Selected features of Smartoptics SFP modules

  • Pluggable compact form factor
  • Interoperable with major switch vendors
  • For distances ranging from within a data center to metro, regional and long-haul
  • Enhanced digital diagnostic information via I2C interface
  • Extended temperature versions available for harsh environmental conditions
  • Fully compliant with Ethernet, Fibre Channel and SONET/SDH/OTN
  • Multi-source agreement (MSA) compliant
  • Guaranteed support
  • Easily reprogrammable for additional uses


Learn more about Smartoptics SFP modules

Download the overview datasheet for SFP transceivers, or browse all our transceivers, AOC and DAC cable assemblies.

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