As we know,fiber optical SFP modules is widely used in the data center solutions,but the copper SFP modules is not.Is the performance of the fiber optical SFP modules higher than copper SFP modules?
The answer is no, because the performance of copper module is also quite good,which has a unique advantage. In this article, Sopto will tell you about the knowledge and solutions of the copper SFP module.
What is Copper SFP module?
The copper SFP module is also called the fiber port convert copper port module. It is a module that supports hot plugging and is in the form of SFP. And The connector type is RJ45. In addition, since the transmission distance of the copper module is 10-30m or 80-100m, the copper SFP module is mainly used for short-distance data transmission.
Features and advantages of the copper SFP module
The copper SFP module complies with SFP MSA and IEEE Std 802.3-2002 standards, featuring low power consumption, high performance, and compact design. In addition, the copper SFP module can not only make up for the shortage of SFP+ high-speed cable transmission distance, but also can directly use the existing copper cabling system to achieve data transmission at a rate of 10G, while the use of SFP+ optical modules requires cable routing,which will increase the cost of network deployment.
Type of copper SFP module
The copper SFP module have four types: 100Base SFP, 1000 Base SFP, 10/100/1000 SFP and 10G SFP+. The following are the descriptions of the copper SFP modules of the three different application types.
The 100Base copper SFP module can be used when the device network port is insufficient.
The 1000Base copper SFP module can be used for gigabit ethernet,this speed rate is fixed so few customer will choose this.
The 10/100/1000BASE copper port SFP module can be used for high-speed Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet, unlike other copper modules. This copper port module is more innovative in terms of speed and can meet different application needs.
The 10G copper SFP+ module is designed for high-speed communication links. It is mainly used in 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and the 10G SFP+ copper SFP module is the first 10G optical module to be transmitted over a network cable. It can be used in the SFP+ port of a switch or network card to connect to a network device with an RJ45 interface.
What is the difference between an copper SFP module and fiber optical SFP module?
Different interfaces: The interface of the copper SFP module is RJ45, and the interface of the fiber optical SFP module is mainly LC duplex. There are also LC simplex and MTP/MPO interfaces.
Different combinations: The copper SFP module is usually used with CAT5, CAT6,CAT6A or CAT7 types of network cables, and the fiber optic SFP modules are generally connected between the fiber patch cords.
Different parameters: the copper SFP module has no wavelength, but the fiber optical SFP module does.
Different components: The components of the copper module and the fiber optical SFP module are different, especially the copper SFP module does not have the core component which is the laser.
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