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XFP Transceivers

XFP Transceivers

OptoSpan premium optical XFP (10 Gigabit Small Form-Factor Pluggable) transceiver modules are hot-swappable and support Duplex LC connectors. XFP Modules for 10 Gigabit Ethernet operate up to distances of 80 km in single-mode and multimode.

XFP Transceiver Series

OptoSpan offers two lines of XFP 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 which are compatible with Cisco XFP Transceiver Modules and designed for specific compatibility requirements such as Cisco, Brocade, Juniper, Alcatel, HP, Nortel, EMC, QLogic, and other OEM networks.

XFP Transceiver Technical Features

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

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For all other OptoSpan Fiber Optic Transceivers, please see 40G/100G Transceivers, SFP+ Transceivers, SFP Transceivers, X2 Transceivers, or XENPAK Transceivers.

Functional Benefits:

  • Up to 80K @ 10Gbps
  • -0°C – 70°C Temperature – Extended/Industrial Available
  • 2-Wire Interface Digital Diagnostic Monitoring (SFF-8724)
  • Hot-swappable for XFP LC ports
  • OptoSpan 1 year standard warranty/extended 2 year platinum OEM warranty
  • XFP MSA, IEEE 802.3ae
  • RoHS compliant


  • 10GbE & 10Gb/s FC
  • 10GbE & 10Gb/s FC w/FEC
  • SONET OC-192 / SDH STM-64
  • 10Gb/s SONET/SDH
  • 10Gb/s SONET/SDH w/FEC
  • Fibre Channel 8x
  • Fibre Channel 4x

XFP Transceiver Types

XFP  Fiber optic transceivers are available for use with standard Duplex, Single Fiber Bidirectional (BiDi),  Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM), Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM)  and Tunable DWDM XFP.

XFP Transceivers

10G XFP Transceivers

OptoSpan Duplex XFP Transceivers are used for a collection of high-speed optical fiber links in data and telecommunications. These protocol-dependent XFP fiber optic transceivers exceed 10Gbps bandwidth used for 10 Gigabit Ethernet applications, and reach up to 80 km.  OptoSpans platinum series are compatible with Cisco XFP Transceiver Modules, also standard OEM compatible are available

XFP Transceivers

Single Fiber Bidirectional (BiDi) XFP Transceivers

OptoSpan Single Fiber Bidirectional XFP Transceivers use simplex single-mode fiber to double the bandwidth without the cost. These hot-swappable single fiber transceivers provide data rates of 10G and distance up to 60 km.  Single Fiber XFP BiDi transceivers are available in Cisco compatibility and standard OEM compatibility.

XFP Transceivers

CWDM XFP Transceivers

OptoSpan XFP CWDM (Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing) transceivers transmit multiple data channels using separate optical wavelengths onto a single fiber to increase network capacity for a fiber optical transceiver module.  10G CWDM XFP transceiver modules have a reach of up to 80km.  OptoSpan’s platinum series are Cisco XFP Transceiver Module compatible and also are available in standard OEM compatibility.

XFP Transceivers

DWDM XFP Transceivers

OptoSpan DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) XFP transceivers use different wavelengths to multiplex several optical signal onto a single fiber, without requiring any power to operate. These transceivers are intended for high capacity, long distance transmissions.  Available in DWDM XFP 40km and 80km DWDM XFP at 10G and 100GHz.   DWDM Cisco compatible and standard OEM DWDM XFP compatible.

XFP Transceivers

Tunable XFP Transceivers

OptoSpan Tunable DWDM XFP transceivers increase port density by dropping unused wavelengths. Optospan offers 10G DWDM tunable modules for 40 and 80km distance. OptoSpan Tunable XFP are Cisco compatible with our Platinum series modules and feature generic OEM compatibility with our Standard series tunable transceivers.

XFP Transceiver TypeApplicationTransmissionReachCompliance
Duplex XFP Transceivers10GBASE EthernetDuplex100-55m/1-5km/10km/20km/40km/80kmXFP MSA, SFF-8724, IEEE 802.3ae, RoHS
Single Fiber XFP Transceivers10GBASE EthernetSimplex10km/20km/40km/60kmXFP MSA, SFF-8724, IEEE 802.3ae, RoHS
CWDM XFP Transceivers10GBASE EthernetCWDM10km/40km/80kmXFP MSA, SFF-8724, IEEE 802.3ae, RoHS
DWDM XFP Transceivers10GBASE EthernetDWDM40km/80kmXFP MSA, SFF-8724, IEEE 802.3ae, RoHS
Tunable XFP Transceivers10GBASE EthernetTunable DWDM40km/80kmXFP MSA, SFF-8724, IEEE 802.3ae, RoHS

OptoSpan Advantage

OptoSpan XFP 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 XFP transceiver modules such as Cisco XFP-10GLR-OC192SR, Cisco XFP10GLR-192SR-L, Cisco XFP-10GER-OC192IR, Cisco XFP-10GER-192IR+, Cisco XFP10GER-192IR-L, Cisco XFP-10GZR-OC192LR, and Cisco XFP-10G-MM-SR models.  XFP transceiver modules are available for use with standard Duplex, CWDM/DWDM, and single fiber Bidirectional (Bidi) transmissions.

In addition to offering compatible and complementary XFP transceiver models to the respective OEM portfolio of transceivers, OptoSpan  XFP 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 XFP transceivers are certified in brand specific networks and target applications. XFP transceivers have been used with standards such as; Ethernet, Fibre Channel, ATM, SONET. Compatible with Cisco XFP, HP XFP, Brocade XFP, Juniper XFP, Alcatel XFP, Nortel XFP, EMC XFP, QLOGIC XFP, JDSU XFP, Oracle XFP, Extreme XFP, Dell XFP, Netgear XFP, Enterasys XFP, Force10 XFP, Apresia XFP, IBM XFP, and more.e.