Overview of Extreme Networks SFP Modules Interface Types

The following paper covers the SFP modules of Extreme Networks. It introduces the interface types of Extreme Networks SFP modules. In addition, an alternative solution is offered which provides a low-cost option.

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Introduction Extreme Networks is a networking company which designs, builds, and installs Ethernet computer network products for enterprise and carrier grade (metro) networks using the speed and scale of 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 40 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet. Extreme Networks switches support both optical and copper SFP (small form-factor pluggable) modules. The types of switches and the I/O modules determine the compatible type of SFP module. This paper will introduce the Extreme Network SFP modules and the matching switches. What’s more, an alternative solution is offered here which can give you a low-cost option.

Types of Extreme Networks SFP Interfaces Extreme Network switches support the following types of optical SFP interfaces:

SX SFP module The SX SFP module provides a 1000BASE-T optical connection using LC connectors and multimode fiber cable up to 300 meters long. The SX SFP module conforms to the 1000BASE-SX standard.

  • Matching Switches: BlackDiamond 10808BlackDiamond 8800 seriesBlackDiamond 12800 seriesSummit X150 seriesSummit X250e seriesSummit X450 seriesSummit X450a seriesSummit X450e series

LX SFP module The LX SFP module provides a 1000BASE-T optical connection using LC connectors and single-mode fiber (SMF) cable up to 10 km long. The LX SFP module conforms to the 1000BASE-LX standard.

  • Matching Switches: BlackDiamond 10808BlackDiamond 8800 seriesBlackDiamond 12800 seriesSummit X150 seriesSummit X250e seriesSummit X450 seriesSummit X450a seriesSummit X450e series

ZX SFP module The ZX SFP module is a long-haul SFP that provides a 1000BASE-T optical connection using LC connectors and SMF cable up to 80 km long.

  • Matching Switches: BlackDiamond 10808BlackDiamond 8800 seriesBlackDiamond 12800 seriesSummit X150 seriesSummit X250e seriesSummit X450 seriesSummit X450a seriesSummit X450e series

1000BASE-BX bi-directional SFP modules The 1000BASE-BX SFP modules include the 1000BASE-BX-U SFP module and the 1000BASE-BX-D SFP module. These two SFP modules are used together to permit a bi-directional Gigabit Ethernet connection using a single strand of SMF cable and LC connectors. The 1000BASE-BX-D SFP operates at wavelengths of 1490 nm TX/1310 nm RX, and the 1000BASE-BX-U SFP operates at wavelengths of 1310 nm TX/1490 nm RX. The 1000BASE-BX-U SFP module is always connected to the 1000BASE-BX-D SFP module. The maximum transmission distance for this connection is 10 km. The 1000BASE-BX SFP modules conform to the IEEE 802.3ah 1000BASE-BX10 standard.

  • Matching Switches: BlackDiamond 10808BlackDiamond 8800 seriesBlackDiamond 12800 seriesSummit X150 seriesSummit X250e seriesSummit X450 seriesSummit X450a seriesSummit X450e series

100FX SFP module for Gigabit Ethernet ports The 100FX SFP module for Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports (Model # 10063) provides optical links up to 2km long using multimode fiber cable. The 100FX SFP for GE ports conforms to the 100FX-MMF standard.

  • Matching Switches: BlackDiamond 8800 series(G24x I/O module, MSM-G8x module, G48Xa I/O module)/ Summit X250e series (Summit X250e-24t, X250e-24p, X250-48t, X250e-48t: combination ports only, Summit X250e-24x: all ports)/Summit X450a-24x switch (ports 5 through 24; not supported on combination ports)/Summit X450a series ( not supported on combination ports)

Dual-speed 100FX/1000LX SFP module The dual-speed 100FX/1000LX SFP module operates at either 100 Mbps or 1000 Mbps over SMF links up to 10 km long. Operating at 100 Mbps, the dual-speed SFP conforms to the 100BASE-LX standard. Operating at 1000 Mbps, the dual-speed SFP conforms to the 1000BASE-LX standard.

  • Matching Switches: BlackDiamond 8800 series/BlackDiamond 12800 series/Summit X150 series/Summit X250e-24t, X250e-24p, X250e-48t, X250e-48p switches: combination ports only/Summit X450-24x switch: ports 5 through 24 (not supported on combination ports)/Summit X450a-24x, X450a-24xDC switches: ports 1 through 20 (not supported on combination ports)

LX100 SFP module The LX100 SFP module provides a 1-gigabit optical link up to 100 km long using LC connectors and SMF cable.

  • Matching Switches: BlackDiamond 10808BlackDiamond 8800 seriesBlackDiamond 12800 seriesSummit X150 seriesSummit X250e seriesSummit X450 seriesSummit X450a seriesSummit X450e series

100BASE-LX10 SFP module The 100BASE-LX10 SFP module provides a 100-Mbps optical connection using LC connectors and SMF cable. The maximum transmission distance for this connection is 10 km.

  • Matching Switches: The LX10 SFP module is supported in the Summit X250e-24x switch in all ports.

100BASE-BX SFP modules The 100BASE-BX SFP modules include the 100BASE-BX-U SFP module and the 100BASE-BX-D SFP module. These two SFP modules are used together in a Summit family switch to permit a bi-directional 100-Mbps Ethernet connection using a single strand of SMF cable and LC connectors. The 100BASE BX-U SFP module is always connected to the 100BASE-BX-D SFP module. The 100BASE-BX-D SFP operates at wavelengths of 1550-nm TX/1310-nm RX wavelength), and the 1000BASE-BX-U SFP operates at wavelengths of 1310 nm TX/1550 nm RX. The maximum transmission distance for this connection is 10 km. The 100BASE-BX SFP modules conform to the IEEE 802.3ae standard.

  • Matching Switches: The 100BASE-BX SFP modules are supported the Summit X250e-24x switch in all ports

100FX SFP module for 100-Mbps Ethernet (fast Ethernet) ports The 100FX SFP module for fast Ethernet (FE) ports (Model # 10067) provides a 100-Mbps optical link using LC connectors and 1310-nm multimode fiber (MMF) cable. The maximum transmission distance for this connection is 2 km.

  • Matching Switches: The 100FX SFP module for FE ports is supported in the Summit X250e-24x switch in all ports

10/100/1000BASE-T Copper SFP Module The Extreme Networks 10/100/1000BASE-T copper SFP module is compatible with the Gigabit Ethernet standard and 1000 Base-T standard as specified in the IEEE 802.3:2002 standard. This SFP module provides a 100-Mbps connection using Category 5 cable.

  • Matching Switches: BlackDiamond 8800 seriesSummit X450 seriesSummit X450a series

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100BASE-LX10 SFP module The 100BASE-LX10 SFP module provides a 100-Mbps optical connection using LC connectors and SMF cable. The maximum transmission distance for this connection is 10 km.

  • Matching Switches: The LX10 SFP module is supported in the Summit X250e-24x switch in all ports.

100BASE-BX SFP modules The 100BASE-BX SFP modules include the 100BASE-BX-U SFP module and the 100BASE-BX-D SFP module. These two SFP modules are used together in a Summit family switch to permit a bi-directional 100-Mbps Ethernet connection using a single strand of SMF cable and LC connectors. The 100BASE BX-U SFP module is always connected to the 100BASE-BX-D SFP module. The 100BASE-BX-D SFP operates at wavelengths of 1550-nm TX/1310-nm RX wavelength)Find Article, and the 1000BASE-BX-U SFP operates at wavelengths of 1310 nm TX/1550 nm RX. The maximum transmission distance for this connection is 10 km. The 100BASE-BX SFP modules conform to the IEEE 802.3ae standard.

  • Matching Switches: The 100BASE-BX SFP modules are supported the Summit X250e-24x switch in all ports

100FX SFP module for 100-Mbps Ethernet (fast Ethernet) ports The 100FX SFP module for fast Ethernet (FE) ports (Model # 10067) provides a 100-Mbps optical link using LC connectors and 1310-nm multimode fiber (MMF) cable. The maximum transmission distance for this connection is 2 km.

  • Matching Switches: The 100FX SFP module for FE ports is supported in the Summit X250e-24x switch in all ports

10/100/1000BASE-T Copper SFP Module The Extreme Networks 10/100/1000BASE-T copper SFP module is compatible with the Gigabit Ethernet standard and 1000 Base-T standard as specified in the IEEE 802.3:2002 standard. This SFP module provides a 100-Mbps connection using Category 5 cable.

  • Matching Switches: BlackDiamond 8800 seriesSummit X450 seriesSummit X450a series

This was a guest article from Peter Adams. Peter is an Engineer at Fiberstore who majored in fiber optic communication and data communication. Check out his Blog: Fiber Transceiver Solutions

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