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X2 Transceivers

X2 Transceivers

OptoSpan premium 10G Ethernet X2 transceivers and 10G Fiber Channel X2 transceiver modules are designed for high-speed data transmissions in data centers as a smaller version of the XENPAK module. X2 transceivers are ideal for Datacom/Telecom switch and router connections and typically used in 10G Ethernet applications with distances of up to 80 kilometers.

X2 Transceiver Series

OptoSpan offers two lines of X2 transceiver modules for different compatibility:
Standard series transceivers are compatible for use with brands such as Finisar, Avago, JDSU, and other generic brands, and Platinum OEM Series transceivers are Cisco compatible and specifically designed for compatibility requirements including Cisco, Brocade, Juniper, Alcatel, HP, Nortel, EMC, QLogic, and other OEM networks.

X2 Transceiver Technical Features

All OptoSpan long-reach X2 s are ROHS compliant, allow for real-time diagnostic monitoring as per SFF-8472 and designed to meet Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) standards for Duplex transceivers with LC interface.

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For all other OptoSpan Fiber Optic Transceivers, please see 40G/100G Transceivers, SFP+ Transceivers, XFP Transceivers, SFP Transceivers, or XENPAK Transceivers.

Functional Benefits:

  • OptoSpan offers X2 300m to 80K @ 10Gbps
  • -0°C – 70°C Temperature – Extended/Industrial Available
  • 2-Wire Interface Digital Diagnostic Monitoring (SFF-8724)
  • Hot-swappable for X2 LC ports
  • OptoSpan 1 year Standard warranty
  • Extended 2 year Platinum OEM warranty
  • Exclusive Japanese OSAs
  • Laser Class 1 IEC / CDRH compliant
  • X2 MSA / IEEE 802.3ae/q/k
  • RoHS compliant

Applications:

  • 10GBASE-ER/EW
  • 10GBASE-LR/LW
  • 10GBASE-SR/SW
  • 10GBASE-ZR/ZW
  • Other Optical Links

X2 Transceiver Types

X2  transceiver modules are available for use with standard Duplex, Single Fiber Bidirectional (BiDi),  Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM).

X2 Transceivers

10G Duplex X2 Transceivers

OptoSpan Duplex 10G X2 Transceiver Modules are X2 Cisco compatible with our Platinum series modules and feature generic OEM compatibility with our Standard series 10G X2 transceivers.  Available in 10GBase X2 300m, X2 10km, X2 40km and X2 80km transceiver optical modules.

X2 Transceivers

Single Fiber Bidirectional (BiDi) X2 Transceivers

OptoSpan Single Fiber BiDirectional (BiDi) X2 Transceiver Modules are Cisco compatible with our Platinum series modules and feature generic OEM compatibility with our Standard series Single Fiber X2 transceivers.  Available in 10GBase X2 10km, X2 20km, X2 60km and X2 80km transceiver optical modules.

X2 Transceivers

CWDM X2 Transceivers

OptoSpan CWDM X2 Transceiver Modules are Cisco compatible with our Platinum series modules and feature generic OEM compatibility with our Standard series CWDM X2 transceivers.  Available in 10GBase X2 40km and X2 80km transceiver optical modules.s.

X2 Transceivers

DWDM X2 Transceivers

OptoSpan DWDM X2 Transceiver Modules X2 are Cisco compatible with our Platinum series modules and feature generic OEM compatibility with our Standard series DWDM X2 transceivers.  Available in 10GBase X2 40km and X2 80km transceiver optical modules.

X2 Transceiver TypeApplicationTransmissionReachCompliance
Duplex X2 Transceivers10GBASE EthernetDuplex300m/10km/40km/80kmX2 MSA, SFF-8724, IEEE 802.3ae/q/k, RoHS
Single Fiber X2 Transceivers10GBASE EthernetSimplex10km/20km/40km/60km/80 kmX2 MSA, SFF-8724, IEEE 802.3ae/q/k, RoHS
CWDM X2 Transceivers10GBASE EthernetCWDM40km/80kmX2 MSA, SFF-8724, IEEE 802.3ae/q/k, RoHS
DWDM X2 Transceivers10GBASE EthernetDWDM40km/80kmX2 MSA, SFF-8724, IEEE 802.3ae/q/k, RoHS

OptoSpan Advantage

OptoSpan X2 Transceivers are manufactured at the highest quality of standards in the industry. Upon request, OptoSpan will provide a technical drawing for complex, special order or custom items for customer verification. Compatible with Cisco X2 transceiver modules such as X2-10GB-LR, Cisco X2-10GB-ER, Cisco X2-10GB-ZR, Cisco X2-10GB-SR, Cisco X2-10GB-CX4, Cisco X2-10GB-LX4, Cisco X2-10GB-LRM, Cisco X2-10GB-T models.  X2 transceiver modules are available for use with standard Duplex, CWDM/DWDM, and single fiber Bidirectional (Bidi) transmissions.

In addition to offering compatible and complementary X2 transceiver models to the respective OEM portfolio of transceivers, OptoSpan  X2 transceivers offer the unique benefits of being tested and certified in brand specific networks and target applications and assembled using the highest quality raw components.

OptoSpan’s X2 transceivers are certified in brand specific networks and target applications. X2 transceivers have been used with standards such as 10GB Ethernet and Fibre Channel. Compatible with Cisco X2, HP X2, Brocade X2, Juniper X2, Alcatel X2, Nortel X2, EMC X2, QLOGIC X2, JDSU X2, Oracle X2, Extreme X2, Dell X2, Netgear X2, Enterasys X2, Force10 X2, Apresia X2, IBM X2, and more.