SFP transceiver stands for Small Form-factor Pluggable transceiver.
This transceiver is compact and hot-pluggable. It is widely used in the field of Data Communication and Networking.
This transceiver mainly acts as an interface between a networking device and its interconnecting cable.
This networking device can be any switch, repeater, router, multiplexer etc. The interconnecting cable may be made of copper or it can be an optical fiber cable.
This transceiver which interfaces a device in the network to the cable is highly popular and can support devices and cables of various network vendors.
Small form plug gable low voltage optical transceivers. The ABCU-57xxxxZ family offers full-duplex throughput of 1000 Mbps by transporting data over shielded and unshielded twisted pair category 5 cable with 5-level PAM (Pulse Amplitude Modulation) signals.
The AFBR-57R5APZ family of optical transceivers supports high-speed serial links over multimode optical fiber at signaling rates up to 4.25 Gb/s. The AFCT-5765Z family targets applications requiring DMI features, and the AFCT-5760Z family is streamlined for those applications where DMI features are not needed.
SFP sockets are found in Ethernet switches, routers, firewalls and network interface cards.
Storage interface cards, also called HBAs or Fibre Channel storage switches, also make use of these modules, supporting different speeds such as 2Gb, 4Gb, and 8Gb.
Because of their low cost, low profile, and ability to provide a connection to different types of optical fiber, SFP provides such equipment with enhanced flexibility.