Cisco SFP-10G-LRM: An Overview of Cisco 10G SFP + Modules

Cisco 10G SFP+ Transceiver ModulesWith the wide range of Cisco 10G SFP+ products, customers have a lot of Ethernet connectivity options for enterprise wiring closet, data center, and service provider transport solutions.

The transceiver modules are likewise cost-effective. The Cisco SFP-10G-LRM price, for example, is only around $140.

Cisco 10G SFP+ Transceiver Module Features

In terms of form factor, the 10G models are the smallest. The transceivers provide 10G Ethernet as well as OTU2/OTU2e support, and offer flexibility in terms of interface choice. They likewise support so-called “pay-as-you-populate” models.

The modules are hot-swappable I/O devices that can plug into Ethernet SFP+ ports of Cisco switches. They also support digital optical monitoring capability.

SFP transceivers also support the quality identification feature of Cisco. This feature makes it possible for Cisco switches to identify whether or not a particular module has been tested and certified by Cisco.

The transceiver modules have optical interoperability with 10G XFP, 10G X2, and 10G XENPAK interfaces on a single link.

A Closer Look at the Cisco SFP-10G-LRM

The Cisco SFP-10G-LRM provides support for 220m link lengths on standard FDDI or Fiber Distributed Data Interface grade multi-mode fiber (MMF). To make sure that the required grade specifications are compliant with FDDI, OM1, and OM2 fibers, the module must be coupled via a mode conditioning patch cord. A conditioning patch cord is not necessary for OM3 or OM4, and higher applications.

Note: The transceiver module can also support 300m link lengths on SMF or standard single-mode fiber.

Other Transceiver Modules in the Cisco 10GB SFP+ Line

Other Cisco 10G SFP models include the SFP-10G-SR-X, SFP-10G-SR, FET-10G, SFP-10G-LR-X, SFP-10G-LR, SFP-10G-ER, and SFP-10G-ZR.

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With various transceiver modules for a wide range of Ethernet connectivity solutions available, careful evaluation of your specific requirements is necessary to make sure that you get the right product you need.