What is the difference between SFP and GBIC?

What is the difference between SFP and GBIC?

They are used to convert optical and electrical signals. GBIC stands for Gigabit Interface Converter and SFP stands for Small Form-factor Pluggable. SFP’s being more compact is beneficial because the larger size of a GBIC module means that you can fit less in to a line card or switch.

How do I choose SFP modules?

SFP modules are distinguished by their bandwidth capabilities, wavelength, and distance capability. The SFP you choose must be compatible with the fiber cable you are installing. Single mode fiber requires a single mode compatible SFP. Multimode fiber requires a multimode compatible SFP.

What is the purpose of a GBIC?

A gigabit interface converter (GBIC) is a transceiver that converts electric currents (digital highs and lows) to optical signals, and optical signals to digital electric currents. The GBIC is typically employed in fiber optic and Ethernet systems as an interface for high-speed networking.

What is 1000BASE SFP?

1000BASE-SX SFP Transceivers for Multimode Fiber Only 1000BASE-SX is a physical layer specification for Gigabit Ethernet over fiber optic cabling as defined in IEEE 802.3z. The SX systems operate full-duplex with multimode fiber only, using the cheaper 850nm wavelength laser diodes.

What is XFP and SFP?

XFP vs SFP+: Definition The XFP (10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable) is a standard for modules for high-speed network and telecommunication links that use optical fiber. The SFP+ (Enhanced Small Form-factor Pluggable) is an enhanced version of the SFP that supports data rates up to 16 Gbit/s.

Are SFP modules interchangeable?

SFP and SFP+ modules look exactly the same. And as they have the same size, your SFP transceiver will fit seamlessly into an SFP+ switch port and vice versa.

What is difference between SFP and SFP+?

The main difference between SFP and SFP+ is that the SFP+ is used in Gigabit Ethernet applications while SFP is for 100Bse or 1000Base applications. SFP+ transceivers use the same dimensions of pluggable transceivers in the 10Gbs Ethernet and 8.5Gbs fiber channel with SFP.

What is GBIC and SFP for?

GBIC and SFP are both a kind of hot-pluggable optical transceiver which is mainly used to convert between the optical signal and electrical signal. GBIC stands for Gigabit Interface Converter. SFP is short for Small Form-factor Pluggable.