SFP is a new generation of fiber optic module transceivers, known for its compact size, flexibility and high level of performance. It is specified by MSA (Multisource Agreement) and it is available with a variety of transmitter and receiver types, allowing users to select the appropriate transceiver for each link to provide the required optical reach over the available optical fiber type (e.g. multi-mode fiber or single-mode fiber).
SFP is used mostly in the field of Data Communication and Networking. SFP transceivers mainly act as an interface between a networking switch (or repeater, or router, multiplexer etc.) and its interconnecting cable (made of copper or optical fiber cable). There are various types of SFP transceivers and each of them comes with distinct configurations of transmitter and receiver. When choosing the proper transceiver, it is important to take into consideration what type of fiber optic cable is going to be used. The optical SFP transceivers provide the necessary reach to a fiber optic cable and come in several versions, categorized in function of the values of working wavelength and working distance.
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