Catalyst 6500 Ethernet Module Installation Guide
Pluggable Transceivers
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Pluggable Transceiver Modules

Table Of Contents

Pluggable Transceiver Modules

100-MB Transceivers

1-GB Transceivers

1-GB GBIC Transceivers

1-GB SFP Transceivers

10-GB Transceivers

XENPAK Transceivers

X2 Transceivers

SFP+ Transceivers

40-Gigabit Transceivers

WDM Transceivers


Pluggable Transceiver Modules


Revised: April 2012

This appendix provides descriptions and specifications for the pluggable transceiver modules that are supported on the Catalyst 6500 series Ethernet switching modules.

The appendix is divided into these topics:

100-MB Transceivers

1-GB Transceivers

10-GB Transceivers

WDM Transceivers

100-MB Transceivers

100-MB small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceivers are currently the only 100-MB transceivers that are supported on a Catalyst 6500 series Ethernet switching module. They are supported only on the WS-X6148-FE-SFP Ethernet module.

The 100-MB SFP transceiver module is shown in Figure B-1. Table B-1 lists the types of 100-MB SFP transceivers and their cabling distances.


Note The 100-MB and the 1-GB SFP transceivers share the same form factor, but are not interchangeable.


Figure B-1 100-MB SFP Transceiver Module

Table B-1 100-MB SFP Transceiver Cabling Specifications

100-MB SFP Transceiver Product Number
Description
Interface Connector
Nominal Wavelength
(nm)
Network Cable Type
Fiber Core Size 1 (micron)
Cable Distance 2

GLC-FE-100FX

100BASE-FX SFP for 100 Mb (Fast Ethernet) ports

Dual LC

1310

MMF

50/62.5

1.24 miles (2 km)

GLC-FE-100LX

100BASE-LX10 SFP for 100 Mb (Fast Ethernet) ports

Dual LC

1310

SMF

G.6523

6.21 miles

(10 km)

GLC-FE-100BX-D

100BASE-FX SFP for 100 Mb (Fast Ethernet) ports

Single LC

1550 (receive)

1310 (transmit)

Single-strand SMF

G.6523

6.21 miles

(10 km)

GLC-FE-100BX-U

100BASE-FX SFP for 100 Mb (Fast Ethernet) ports

Single LC

1310 (receive)

1550 (transmit)

Single-strand SMF

G.6523

6.21 miles

(10 km)

GLC-FE-100EX

100BASE-EX for 100 Mb (Fast Ethernet) ports

Dual LC

1310

SMF

G.6523

24.86 miles

(40 km)

GLC-FE-100ZX

100BASE-ZX for 100 Mb (Fast Ethernet) ports

Dual LC

1550

SMF

G.6523

49.7 miles

(80 km)

1 The numbers given for multimode fiber-optic (MMF) cable refer to the core diameter.

2 Cable distances are based on fiber loss. Additional factors, such as the number of splices and the optical quality of the fiber, can affect cabling distances.

3 ITU-T G.652 SMF as specified by the IEEE 802.3z standard.



Note The minimum cable distance for all 100-MB SFP transceivers listed, both MMF and SMF (G.652), is 6.5 feet (2 meters).


Table B-2 lists the fiber loss budgets for the 100-MB SFP transceivers.

Table B-2 Fiber Loss Budgets for the 100-MB SFP Transceivers 

100-MB SFP Transceiver Product Number
Transmit (dBm)
Receive (dBm)

GLC-FE-100FX

-14 (maximum)

-20 (minimum)

-14 (maximum)

-31 (minimum)

GLC-FE-100LX

-8 (maximum)

-15 (minimum)

-8 (maximum)

-28 (minimum)

GLC-FE-100BX-U

-8 (maximum)

-14 (minimum)

-7 (maximum)

-28.2 (minimum)

GLC-FE-100BX-D

-8 (maximum)

-14 (minimum)

-7 (maximum)

-28.2 (minimum)

GLC-FE-100EX

0 (maximum)

-5 (minimum)

-8 (maximum)

-28 (minimum)

GLC-FE-100ZX

2 (maximum)

-3 (minimum)

-8 (maximum)

-30 (minimum)


Table B-3 lists the physical and environmental specifications for the 100-MB SFP transceivers.

Table B-3 100-MB SFP Transceiver Physical and Environmental Specifications

Item
Specification

Dimensions (H x W x D)

0.04 x 0.53 x 2.22 in. (8.5 x 13.4 x 56.5 mm)

Operating temperature

Storage temperature

32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)

-40° to 185°F (-40° to 85°C)


1-GB Transceivers

The 1-GB transceivers include the Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC) transceiver and the SFP transceiver. The GBIC transceivers and SFP transceivers differ in both form-factor and in connector type; they are not interchangeable. Table B-4 lists the 1-GB transceiver types, the modules that support them, the transceiver illustrations, and the specification tables.

Table B-4 1-GB Transceiver Types

1-GB Transceiver Type
Supported on these Modules 1
Transceiver Illustrations
Transceiver Specification Tables

GBIC

WS-X6408A-GBIC

WS-X6416-GBIC

WS-X6516-GBIC

WS-X6516A-GBIC

WS-X6816-GBIC

Figure B-2 (1000BASE-T copper GBIC)

Figure B-3 (1000BASE-X optical GBIC)

Table B-5 (cabling specifications)

Table B-6 (fiber loss budgets)

Table B-7 (environmental specifications)

SFP

WS-X6724-SFP

WS-X6748-SFP

WS-X6824-SFP

WS-X6848-SFP

Figure B-4 (1000BASE-T copper SFP)

Figure B-5 (1000BASE-X optical SFP)

Table B-8 (cabling specifications)

Table B-9 (fiber loss budgets)

Table B-10 (environmental specifications)

1 Not all GBIC transceiver types or SFP transceiver types may be supported on your module. Refer to your software release notes to determine if a specific GBIC transceiver or SFP transceiver is supported on your module.


1-GB GBIC Transceivers

Figure B-2 shows a 1000BASE-T (copper) GBIC transceiver. Figure B-3 shows a 1000BASE-X (optical) GBIC transceiver. Table B-5 lists the cabling specifications for the GBIC transceivers.

Figure B-2 1000BASE-T GBIC Transceiver (WS-G5483)

Figure B-3 1000BASE-X GBIC Transceiver Modules (WS-G5484, WS-G5486, and WS-G5487)

Table B-5 GBIC Transceiver Module Cabling Specifications 

GBIC Transceiver Model and Product Number
Interface Connector
Nominal Wavelength
(nm)
Network Cable Type
Fiber Core Size 1 (micron)
Modal Bandwidth
(MHz km)
Cable Distance 2

1000BASE-T
(WS-G5483)

RJ-45

 

328 ft (100 m)

1000BASE-SX3
(WS-G5484)

SC duplex

850

MMF

62.5

62.5

50.0

50.0

160

200

400

500

722 ft (220 m)

902 ft (275 m)

1640 ft (500 m)

1804 ft (550 m)

1000BASE-LX/LH
(WS-G5486)

SC duplex

1310

MMF4

SMF

62.5

50.0

50.0

G.6525

500

400

500

1804 ft (550 m)

1804 ft (550 m)

1804 ft (550 m)

6.2 mi (10 km)

1000BASE-ZX6
(WS-G5487)

SC duplex

1550

SMF

SMF7

G.6525

G.6525

43.5 mi (70 km)8

62.1 mi (100 km)

1 The numbers given for multimode fiber-optic (MMF) cable refer to the core diameter.

2 Cable distances are based on fiber loss. Additional factors, such as the number of splices and the optical quality of the fiber, can affect cabling distances.

3 Use with MMF only.

4 Refer to the product bulletin for the usage of mode conditioning patch cords in 1000BASE and 10GBASE Ethernet laser-based transmissions at this URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5455/product_bulletin_c25-530836.html

5 ITU-T G.652 SMF as specified by the IEEE 802.3z standard.

6 Use with SMF only.

7 Dispersion-shifted single-mode fiber-optic cable.

8 The minimum link distance for ZX GBICs is 6.2 miles (10 km), when an 8-dB attenuator is installed at each end of the link. Without attenuators, the minimum link distance is 24.9 miles (40 km).


Table B-6 lists the fiber loss budgets for the GBIC transceivers.

Table B-6 Fiber Loss Budgets for the 1-GB GBIC Transceivers 

1-GB GBIC Transceiver Product Number
Transmit (dBm)
Receive (dBm)

WS-G5484

(1000BASE-SX)

-3 (maximum)

-9.5 (minimum)

0 (maximum)

-17 (minimum)

WS-G5486

(1000BASE-LX/LH)

-3 (maximum)

-9.5 (minimum)

-3 (maximum)

-19 (minimum)

WS-G5487

(1000BASE-ZX)

5 (maximum)

0 (minimum)

-3 (maximum)

-23 (minimum)1

1 The 1000BASE-ZX GBIC transceiver provides a minimum optical power budget of 23 dB. To determine the supported link distance, you need to measure your cable plant with an optical loss test set to verify that the optical loss of the cable plant (including connectors and splices) is less than or equal to this value. The optical measurement must be performed with a 1550 nanometer light source.


Table B-7 lists the physical and environmental specifications for the GBIC transceivers.

Table B-7 1-GB GBIC Transceiver Physical and Environmental Specifications

Item
Specification

Dimensions (H x W x D)

0.75 x 1.54 x 3.50 in. (19.0 x 39.1 x 88.9 mm)

Operating temperature

Storage temperature

32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)

-40° to 185°F (-40° to 85°C)


1-GB SFP Transceivers

Figure B-4 shows a 1000BASE-T (copper) SFP transceiver. Figure B-5 shows a 1000BASE-X (optical) SFP transceiver. Table B-8 lists the cabling specifications for the GBIC transceivers.

Figure B-4 1000BASE-T SFP Transceiver (GLC-T)

1

RJ-45 connector

3

Bale-clasp shown in the open (unlocked) position

2

Bale-clasp shown in the closed (locked) position

   

Figure B-5 1000BASE-X SFP Transceivers

Table B-8 SFP Transceiver Cabling Specifications 

SFP Transceiver Module and Product Number
Interface Connector
Nominal Wavelength (nm)
Network Cable Type
Fiber Core Size (micron)
Modal Bandwidth (MHz/km)
Cable Distance 1

1000BASE-T
(GLC-T=)

RJ-45

Category 5, 5e, or 6 UTP/FTP

328 ft (100 m)

1000BASE-SX
(GLC-SX-MM=)

LC duplex

850

MMF

62.5
62.5
50.0
50.0

160
200
400
500

722 ft (220 m)
902 ft (275 m)
1640 ft (500 m)
1804 ft (550 m)

1000BASE-LX/LH
(GLC-LH-SM=)

LC duplex

1300

MMF2

SMF

62.5
50.0
50.0
G.6523

500
400
500

1804 ft (550 m)
1804 ft (550 m)
1804 ft (550 m)
6.21 mi (10 km)

1000BASE-ZX
(GLC-ZX-SM=)

LC duplex

1550

SMF

G.6523

43.4 to 62 mi (70 to 100 km)4

1 Cable distances are based on fiber loss. Additional factors, such as the number of splices and the optical quality of the fiber, can affect cabling distances.

2 Refer to the product bulletin for the usage of mode conditioning patch cords in 1000BASE and 10GBASE Ethernet laser-based transmissions at this URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5455/product_bulletin_c25-530836.html

3 ITU-T G.652 SMF as specified by the IEEE 802.3z standard.

4 1000BASE-ZX SFP modules can reach up to 62 miles (100 km) by using dispersion-shifted SMF or low-attenuation SMF; the actual distance depends on the fiber quality, the number of splices, and the connectors.


Table B-9 lists the fiber loss budgets for the 1-GB SFP transceivers.

Table B-9 Fiber Loss Budgets for the 1-GB SFP Transceivers 

1-GB SFP Transceiver Product Number
Transmit (dBm)
Receive (dBm)

GLC-SX-MM

(1000BASE-SX)

-4 (maximum)

-9.5 (minimum)

0 (maximum)

-17 (minimum)

GLC-LH-SM

(1000BASE-LX/LH)

-3 (maximum)

-9.5 (minimum)

-3 (maximum)

-20 (minimum)

GLC-ZX-SM

(1000BASE-ZX)

5 (maximum)

0 (minimum)

-3 (maximum)

-23 (minimum)

GLC-BX-U

-3 (maximum)

-9 (minimum)

-3 (maximum)

-19.5 (minimum)

GLC-BX-D

-3 (maximum)

-9 (minimum)

-3 (maximum)

-19.5 (minimum)


Table B-10 lists the physical and environmental specifications for the 1-GB SFP transceivers.

Table B-10 1-GB SFP Transceiver Physical and Environmental Specifications

Item
Specification

Dimensions (H x W x D)

0.04 x 0.53 x 2.22 in. (8.5 x 13.4 x 56.5 mm)

Operating temperature

Storage temperature

32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)

-40° to 185°F (-40° to 85°C)



Note You can use any combination of SFP modules that your Cisco device supports. The only restrictions are that each SFP port must match the wavelength specifications on the other end of the cable and that the cable must not exceed the stipulated cable length for reliable communications.


10-GB Transceivers

The 10-GB transceiver types include the XENPAK transceiver and the X2 transceiver. The XENPAK transceivers and X2 transceivers differ in form-factor; they are not interchangeable. Table B-11 lists both 10-GB transceiver types and the modules that support them

Table B-11 10-GB Transceiver Types and Module Support

10-GB Transceiver Type
Supported on these Modules 1

XENPAK transceivers

WS-X6704-10GE

WS-SUP32-10GE-3B

X2 transceivers

VS-S720-10G-3C

VS-S720-10G-3CXL

WS-X6708-10G-3C

WS-X6708-10G-3CXL

WS-X6716-10G-3C

WS-X6716-10G-3CXL

SFP+ transceivers

VS-S720-10G-3C2

VS-S720-10G-3CXL2

WS-X6904-40G3

1 Not all 10-GB transceiver versions may be supported on your module. Refer to your software release notes to determine if a specific 10-GB transceiver is supported on your module.

2 The VS-S720-10G-3C and the VS-S720-10G-3CXL supervisor engines have two 10-Gigabit transceiver uplink ports on the front panel. Normally, the ports support X2 transceivers. By using a OneX converter, the 10-Gigabit port can also support SFP+ transceivers

3 The WS-X6904-40G Ethernet module has four ports that support 40-Gigabit CFP transceivers. By installing a FourX converter in a port, that port can accept up to four SFP+ transceivers.


XENPAK Transceivers

XENPAK transceivers are supported in the WS-X6704-10GE 10-Gigabit Ethernet module. Figure B-6 shows the form-factor of the XENPAK transceiver. Table B-12 lists the optical and the cabling distance specifications for the XENPAK transceivers.


Note The dual SC connector on the X2 transceivers support network interface cables with either Physical Contact (PC) or Ultra-Physical Contact (UPC) polished face types. The connectors do not support network interface cables with an Angle Polished Connector (APC)-polished face type.


Figure B-6 10-Gigabit XENPACK Transceiver

1

Captive installation screw

3

Transmit optical bore

2

Optical bore dust plug

4

Receive optical bore


Table B-12 10-GB XENPAK Transceiver Specifications and Cabling Distances 

XENPAK
Connector
Nominal Wavelength
Network Fiber Type
Fiber Core Size (microns)
Modal Bandwidth (Mhz/km)
Maximum Cable
Distance 1

XENPAK-10GB-CX4

InfiniBand 4X

N/A

CX4 (copper)

49 ft (15 m)2

XENPAK-10GB-SR

SC duplex

850 nm

MMF

62.5

62.5

50.0

50.0

50.0

160

200

400

500

2000

85.3 ft (26 m)

108.3 ft (33 m)

216.5 ft (66 m)

269.0 ft (82 m)

984.3 ft (300 m)

XENPAK-10GB-LX4

SC duplex

1310 nm

MMF

62.5

50.0

50.0

500

400

500

984.3 ft (300 m)3

787.4 ft (240 m)

984.3 ft (300 m)

XENPAK-10GB-LR

XENPAK-10GB-LR+

SC duplex

1310 nm

SMF

G.6524

6.2 mi (10 km)

XENPAK-10GB-LRM

SC duplex

1310 nm

MMF

62.5

50.0

50.0

500

400

500

722 ft (220 m)5

328 ft (100 m)

722 ft (220 m)

XENPAK-10GB-LW6

SC duplex

1310 nm

SMF

G.6522

6.21 mi (10 km)

XENPAK-10GB-ER7

XENPAK-10GB-ER+7

SC duplex

1550 nm

SMF

G.6524

24.9 mi (40 km)

XENPAK-10GB-ZR

SC duplex

1550 nm

SMF

50 mi (80 km)

1 Cable distances are based on fiber loss. Additional factors, such as the number of splices and the optical quality of the fiber, can affect cabling distances. The minimum cabling distance for optical XENPAK types (LX4, SR, LR, and ER) is 6.6 ft (2 m) according to the IEEE 802.3ae standard. The minimum cabling distance for the XENPAK-10GB-LRM is 1.6 ft (0.5 m) according to IEEE 802.3aq standard.

2 The Cisco XENPAK-10GB-CX4 transceiver supports link lengths of up to 49.2 feet (15 m) on CX4 cable. Cisco offers four CX4 cables: CAB-INF-28G-1= (1 meter cable), CAB-INF-28G-5= (5 meter cable), CAB-INF-28G-10= (10 meter cable), and CAB-INF-26G-15= (15 meter cable).

3 The Cisco XENPAK-10GB-LX4 transceiver supports link lengths of 300 meters on standard Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) grade multimode fiber (MMF). To ensure that specifications are met, the transmitter output should be coupled through a mode conditioning patch cord. Cisco offers two mode conditioning patch cords: CAB-GELX-625= (mode conditioning patch cable, 62.5 microns, dual SC connectors) and CAB-MCP50-SC= (mode conditioning patch cable, 50 microns, dual SC connectors).

4 ITU-T G.652 SMF as specified by the IEEE 802.3z standard. Even though dispersion-shifted optical fiber reduces signal dispersion, which allows the signal to travel farther, signal attenuation still limits its distance.

5 The Cisco XENPAK-10GB-LRM transceiver supports link lengths of 220m on standard Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) grade multimode fiber (MMF). To ensure that specifications are met over FDDI-grade, OM1 and OM2 fibers, the transmitter should be coupled through a mode conditioning patch cord. Cisco offers two mode conditioning patch cords: CAB-GELX-625= (mode conditioning patch cable 62.5 microns, dual SC connectors) and CAB-MCP50-SC= (mode conditioning patch cable 50 microns, dual SC connectors). No mode conditioning patch cord is required for applications using OM3.

6 The XENPAK-10GB-LW (WAN PHY) supports a link length of 6.2 miles (10 km) on standard SMF (G.652).

7 Requires a 5 db 1550 nm fixed loss attenuator for cable distances less than 12.43 miles (20 km). The attenuator is available from Cisco Systems
(p/n WS-X6K-5DB-ATT=)


Table B-13 lists the fiber loss budgets for the 10-GB XENPAK transceivers.

Table B-13 Fiber Loss Budgets for the 10-GB XENPAK Transceivers 

10-GB XENPAK Transceiver Product Number
Transmit (dBm)
Receive (dBm)

XENPAK-10GB-SR

-1.21 (maximum)

-7.3 (minimum)

-1 (maximum)

-9.9 (minimum)

XENPAK-10GB-LX4

-0.5 per lane (maximum)

-6.75 per lane (minimum)

-0.5 per lane (maximum)

-14.25 per lane (minimum)

XENPAK-10GB-LR

XENPAK-10GB-LR+

0.5 (maximum)

-8.2 (minimum)

0.5 (maximum)

-14.4 (minimum)

XENPAK-10GB-LRM

0.5 (maximum)

-6.5 (minimum)

0.5 (maximum)

-8.4 (minimum) (in average)

6.4 (minimum) (in Optical Modulation Amplitude (OMA))2

XENPAK-10GB-LW

0.5 (maximum)

-8.2(minimum)

0.5 (maximum)

-14.4 (minimum)

XENPAK-10GB-ER

XENPAK-10GB-ER+

4.0 (maximum)

-4.7 (minimum)

-1.0 (maximum)

-15.8 (minimum)

XENPAK-10GB-ZR

4.0 (maximum)

0 (minimum)

-7.0 (maximum)

-24.0 (minimum)

1 The launch power shall be the lesser of the class 1 safety limit or the maximum receive power. Class 1 laser requirements are defined by IEC 60825-1: 2001.

2 Both the average and the OMA specifications must be met simultaneously.


Table B-14 lists the physical and environmental specifications for the XENPAK transceivers.

Table B-14 10-GB XENPAK Transceiver Physical and Environmental Specifications

Item
Specification

Dimensions (H x W x D)

0.47 x 1.42 x 4.76 in. (18 x 36 x 121 mm)

Operating temperature

Storage temperature

32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)

-40° to 167°F (-40° to 75°C)


X2 Transceivers

X2 transceivers are supported on the WS-X6708-10GE, WS-X6716-10GE, and the WS-X6848-10GE 10-Gigabit Ethernet modules. Not all X2 transceiver types are supported unconditionally by these two modules; the following caveats apply:

X2-10GB-CX4—10GBASE for CX4 (copper) cable. No restrictions for use.

X2-10GB-ER—10GBASE-ER serial 1550-nm extended-reach, single-mode fiber (SMF), dispersion-shifted fiber (DSF). X2-10GB-ER transceivers labeled with a serial number that ends in -02 do not provide EMI compliance with the WS-X6716-10GE module. (See Figure B-7 for the serial number location.)

X2-10GB-LR—10GBASE-LR serial 1310-nm long-reach, single-mode fiber (SMF), dispersion-shifted fiber (DSF). X2-10GB-LR transceivers labeled with a serial number that ends in -02 do not provide EMI compliance with the WS-X6716-10GE module. (See Figure B-7 for the serial number location.)

X2-10GB-LRM—10GBASE-LRM for FDDI-grade multimode fiber (MMF). The X2-10GB-LRM is not supported by the show idprom command.

X2-10GB-LX4—10GBASE-LX4 serial 1310-nm multimode fiber (MMF). X2-10GB-LX4 transceivers that are labeled with a serial number that ends with -01, -02, or -03 do not provide EMI compliance when they are installed in the WS-X6716-10GE. (See Figure B-7 for the serial number location.)

X2-10GB-SR—10GBASE-SR serial 850-nm short-reach multimode fiber (MMF). No restrictions for use.

Figure B-7 X2 Transceiver Serial Number Label Locator

Figure B-8 shows the X2 transceivers with the major features identified. Table B-15 lists the cabling specifications for the X2 transceivers.

Figure B-8 10-GB X2 Transceiver

1

Transmit optical bore

6

Module connector

2

Receive optical bore

7

Latch (extended)

3

Latching sleeve (retracted)

8

Latching sleeve (extended)

4

EMI gasket

9

Latch (retracted)

5

Transceiver heat sink

   

Table B-15 X2 Transceiver Cabling Specifications

X2 Transceiver Product Number
Connector Type
Wavelength (nm)
Cable Type
Core Size (microns)
Modal Bandwidth (MHz/km
Maximum Cabling Distance 1

X2-10GB-CX4

InfiniBand 4X

InfiniBand (copper)

49.2 ft (15 m)2

X2-10GB-SR

SC duplex

850

MMF

62.5

62.5

50.0

50.0

50.0

160

200

400

500

2000

85.3 ft (26 m)

108.3 ft (33 m)

216.5 ft (66 m)

269 ft (82 m)

984.3 ft (300 m)

X2-10GB-LX4

SC duplex

1310

MMF

62.5

50.0

50.0

500

400

500

984.3 ft (300 m)3

787.4 ft (240 m)

984.3 ft (300 m)

X2-10GB-LR

SC duplex

1310

SMF

G.652 fiber

6.21 mi (10 km)

X2-10GB-LRM

SC duplex

1310

MMF

62.5

50.0

50.0

500

400

500

722 ft (220 m)4

328 ft (100 m)

722 ft (220 m)

X2-10GB-ER5

SC duplex

1550

SMF

G.652 fiber

24.84 mi (40 km)

1 Cable distances are based on fiber loss. Additional factors, such as the number of splices and the optical quality of the fiber, can affect cabling distances. The minimum cabling distance for optical X2 transceiver types (LX4, SR, LR, and ER) is 6.6 ft (2 m) according to the IEEE 802.3ae standard. The minimum cabling distance for the X2-10GB-LRM is 1.6 ft (0.5 m) according to IEEE 802.3aq standard.

2 The Cisco X2-10GB-CX4 transceiver supports link lengths of up to 49.2 feet (15 m) on CX4 cable. Cisco offers four CX4 cables: CAB-INF-28G-1= (1 meter cable), CAB-INF-28G-5= (5 meter cable), CAB-INF-28G-10= (10 meter cable), and CAB-INF-26G-15= (15 meter cable).

3 The Cisco X2-10GB-LX4 transceiver supports link lengths of 300 meters on standard Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) grade multimode fiber (MMF). To ensure that specifications are met, the transmitter output should be coupled through a mode conditioning patch cord. Cisco offers two mode conditioning patch cords: CAB-GELX-625= (mode conditioning patch cable, 62.5 microns, dual SC connectors) and CAB-MCP50-SC= (mode conditioning patch cable, 50 microns, dual SC connectors).

4 The Cisco X2-10GB-LRM transceiver supports link lengths of 220 meters on standard Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) grade multimode fiber (MMF). To ensure that specifications are met over FDDI-grade, OM1 and OM2 fibers, the transmitter should be coupled through a mode conditioning patch cord. Cisco offers two mode conditioning patch cords: CAB-GELX-625= (mode conditioning patch cable 62.5 microns, dual SC connectors) and CAB-MCP50-SC= (mode conditioning patch cable 50 microns, dual SC connectors). No mode conditioning patch cord is required for applications using OM3.

5 Requires a 5 db 1550 nm fixed loss attenuator for cable distances less than 12.43 miles (20 km). The attenuator is available from Cisco Systems
(p/n WS-X6K-5DB-ATT=)


Table B-16 lists the fiber loss budgets for the 10-GB X2 transceivers.

Table B-16 X2 Transceiver Optical Transmit and Receive Specifications 

X2 Transceiver Product Number
Transmit Power (dBm)
Receive Power (dBm)

X2-10GB-LRM

0.5 (max)

-6.5 (min)

0.5 (max)

-8.4 (min) (In average)1

-6.4 (min) (in Optical Modulation Amplitude (OMA))

X2-10GB-SR

-1.2 (max)2

-7.3 (min)

-1.0 (max)

-9.9 (min)

X2-10GB-LR

0.5 (max)

-8.2 (min)

0.5 (max)

-14.4 (min)

X2-10GB-ER

4.0 (max)

-4.7 (min)

-1.0 (max)

-15.8 (min)

X2-10GB-LX4

-0.5 per lane (max)

-6.75 per lane

-0.5 (max)

-14.4 per lane

1 Both the average and the OMA specifications must be met simultaneously.

2 The launch power shall be the lesser of the class 1 safety limit or the maximum receive power. Class 1 laser requirements are defined by IEC 60825: 2001.


Table B-17 lists the physical and environmental specifications for the X2 transceiver.

Table B-17 10-GB X2 Transceiver Physical and Environmental Specifications

Item
Specification

Dimensions (H x W x D)

0.53 x 1.41 x 3.58 in. (13.46 x 36 x 91 mm)

Operating temperature

Storage temperature

32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)

-40° to 167°F (-40° to 75°C)


SFP+ Transceivers

10-Gigabit SFP+ transceivers are supported by the Virtual Switching Supervisor Engine 720 (VS-S720-10G-3C and VS-S720-10G-3CXL) and the WS-X6904-40G Ethernet module (with the use of FourX converter modules). The supervisor engine has two 10-Gigabit ports on the the front panel. The two ports normally accepts X2 10-Gigabit transceivers. By installing a OneX converter module (CVR-X2-SFP10G) in the port, the port can accept a 10-Gigabit SFP+ transceiver. For general information, compatibility matrix, and installation instructions for the SFP+ transceiver, see the following publications:

For general information on the 10-Gigabit SFP+ transceiver modules including models and specifications, see the Cisco 10GBASE SFP+ Modules Data Sheet at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5455/data_sheet_c78-455693.html

For details on which modules support the 10-Gigabit SFP+ transceiver module and software requirements, see the Cisco 10-Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver Modules Compatibility Matrix at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/interfaces_modules/transceiver_modules/compatibility/matrix/OL_6974.html

For 10-Gigabit SFP+ transceiver installation instructions, see the Cisco SFP and SFP+ Transceiver Module Installation Notes at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/interfaces_modules/transceiver_modules/installation/note/78_15160.html

For general information on the OneX converter, see the Cisco OneX Converter Module data sheet at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5455/data_sheet_c78-547521.html

40-Gigabit Transceivers

40-Gigabit CFP transceivers are supported by the WS-X6904-40G Ethernet module. The module accepts up to four of the 40-Gigabit CFP transceivers in slots on the module front panel. For general information, compatibility matrix, and installation instructions, see the following publications:

For general information, including specifications and optical characteristics, on the 40-Gigabit CFP transceiver modules, see the Cisco 40GBASE CFP Modules Data Sheet at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5455/data_sheet_c78-702617.html

For 40-Gigabit CFP transceiver module compatibility information, see the Cisco 40-Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver Modules Compatibility Matrix at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/interfaces_modules/transceiver_modules/compatibility/matrix/OL_24900.html

For 40-Gigabit CFP transceiver module installation instructions, see the Cisco 40-Gigabit and 100-Gigabit CFP transceiver Modules Installation Note at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/interfaces_modules/transceiver_modules/installation/note/OL_23946.html

WDM Transceivers

The WDM transceiver modules are listed in Table B-18 along with brief descriptions of the transceiver modules and illustration references.

Table B-18 WDM Transceivers 

WDM Transceiver Type
Description
Supported on these Modules 1
WDM Transceiver Illustration
WDM Transceiver Specification Table

CWDM GBIC

The CWDM GBIC transceivers provide 1000BASE-X full-duplex connectivity between the GBIC-compatible modules, supervisor engines, and the network. A set of eight CWDM GBICs are available for use with the CWDM Passive Optical System. The CWDM GBIC transceivers have a duplex SC connector.

WS-X6408A-GBIC

WS-X6416-GBIC

WS-X6516-GBIC

WS-X6516A-GBIC

WS-X6816-GBIC

Figure B-9

Table B-19

DWDM GBIC

DWDM GBIC transceivers are used as part of a DWDM optical network to provide high-capacity bandwidth across an fiber-optic network. There are 32 fixed-wavelength DWDM GBICs that support the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) 100-GHz wavelength grid. The DWDM GBIC transceivers have a duplex SC connector.

WS-X6408A-GBIC

WS-X6416-GBIC

WS-X6516-GBIC

WS-X6516A-GBIC

WS-X6816-GBIC

Figure B-10

Table B-20

R/O WDM GBIC

The R/O WDM GBIC receiver (WDM-GBIC-REC) operates as a pluggable receiver on any unidirectional link in a CWDM or DWDM transport network; there is no transmitter in the GBIC. The receiver can be used for all wavelengths supported by Cisco CWDM and DWDM transceivers and can be used interchangeably with 1000BASE-SX, 1000BASE-LX/LH, and 1000BASE-ZX transceivers on a port-by-port basis. The W/O WDM receiver has a single SC connector.

WS-X6408A-GBIC

WS-X6416-GBIC

WS-X6516-GBIC

WS-X6516A-GBIC

WS-X6816-GBIC

CWDM SFP

The Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) SFPs are hot-swappable, transceiver components that you plug into SFP-compatible modules and supervisor engines. The CWDM SFP transceiver uses an LC optical connector to connect to single-mode fiber-optic (SMF) cable. You can connect the CWDM SFPs to CWDM passive optical system add/drop multiplexer (OADM) modules or multiplexer/demultiplexer plug-in modules using single-mode fiber-optic cables.

WS-X6724-SFP

WS-X6748-SFP

Figure B-11

Table B-21

DWDM XENPAK

DWDM XENPAK transceivers are used as part of a DWDM optical network to provide high-capacity bandwidth across an fiber-optic network. There are 32 fixed-wavelength DWDM XENPAK transceivers that support the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) 100 GHz wavelength grid. The DWDM XENPAK transceivers have a duplex SC connector.

WS-X6704-10GE

Figure B-12

Table B-22

R/O WDM XENPAK

The R/O WDM XENPAK receiver (WDM-XENPAK-REC) operates as a pluggable receiver on any unidirectional link in a CWDM or DWDM transport network; there is no transmitter in the XENPAK. The receiver can be used for all wavelengths supported by Cisco DWDM XENPAK transceivers. The W/O WDM receiver has a single SC connector.

WS-X6704-10GE

1 Not all WDM transceivers may be supported on the modules. Refer to your software release notes for specific information on which WDM transceivers are supported and the software release level necessary to support them.


Figure B-9 CWDM GBIC Transceiver

1

Color arrow on label

5

Optical bore dust plug

2

Alignment groove

6

Receive optical bore

3

Spring clip

7

Color dot

4

Transmit optical bore

   

Table B-19 CWDM GBIC Transceivers Wavelengths 

Model Number
Color Code
CWDM GBIC Wavelength

CWDM-GBIC-1470=

Gray

1470 nm laser single-mode

CWDM-GBIC-1490=

Violet

1490 nm laser single-mode

CWDM-GBIC-1510=

Blue

1510 nm laser single-mode

CWDM-GBIC-1530=

Green

1530 nm laser single-mode

CWDM-GBIC-1550=

Yellow

1550 nm laser single-mode

CWDM-GBIC-1570=

Orange

1570 nm laser single-mode

CWDM-GBIC-1590=

Red

1590 nm laser single-mode

CWDM-GBIC-1610=

Brown

1610 nm laser single-mode


Figure B-10 DWDM GBIC Transceiver Module

Table B-20 DWDM GBIC Transceiver Product Numbers and ITU Channel Numbers 

DWDM GBIC
Product Number
Description
ITU Channel

DWDM-GBIC-60.61

1000BASE-DWDM 1560.61 nm GBIC

21

DWDM-GBIC-59.79

1000BASE-DWDM 1559.79 nm GBIC

22

DWDM-GBIC-58.98

1000BASE-DWDM 1558.98 nm GBIC

23

DWDM-GBIC-58.17

1000BASE-DWDM 1558.17 nm GBIC

24

DWDM-GBIC-56.55

1000BASE-DWDM 1556.55 nm GBIC

26

DWDM-GBIC-55.75

1000BASE-DWDM 1555.75 nm GBIC

27

DWDM-GBIC-54.94

1000BASE-DWDM 1554.94 nm GBIC

28

DWDM-GBIC-54.13

1000BASE-DWDM 1554.13 nm GBIC

29

DWDM-GBIC-52.52

1000BASE-DWDM 1552.52 nm GBIC

31

DWDM-GBIC-51.72

1000BASE-DWDM 1551.72 nm GBIC

32

DWDM-GBIC-50.92

1000BASE-DWDM 1550.92 nm GBIC

33

DWDM-GBIC-50.12

1000BASE-DWDM 1550.12 nm GBIC

34

DWDM-GBIC-48.51

1000BASE-DWDM 1548.51 nm GBIC

36

DWDM-GBIC-47.72

1000BASE-DWDM 1547.72 nm GBIC

37

DWDM-GBIC-46.92

1000BASE-DWDM 1546.92 nm GBIC

38

DWDM-GBIC-46.12

1000BASE-DWDM 1546.12 nm GBIC

39

DWDM-GBIC-44.53

1000BASE-DWDM 1544.53 nm GBIC

41

DWDM-GBIC-43.73

1000BASE-DWDM 1543.73 nm GBIC

42

DWDM-GBIC-42.94

1000BASE-DWDM 1542.94 nm GBIC

43

DWDM-GBIC-42.14

1000BASE-DWDM 1542.14 nm GBIC

44

DWDM-GBIC-40.56

1000BASE-DWDM 1540.56 nm GBIC

46

DWDM-GBIC-39.77

1000BASE-DWDM 1539.77 nm GBIC

47

DWDM-GBIC-39.98

1000BASE-DWDM 1539.98 nm GBIC

48

DWDM-GBIC-38.19

1000BASE-DWDM 1538.19 nm GBIC

49

DWDM-GBIC-36.61

1000BASE-DWDM 1536.61 nm GBIC

51

DWDM-GBIC-35.82

1000BASE-DWDM 1535.82 nm GBIC

52

DWDM-GBIC-35.04

1000BASE-DWDM 1535.04 nm GBIC

53

DWDM-GBIC-34.25

1000BASE-DWDM 1534.25 nm GBIC

54

DWDM-GBIC-32.68

1000BASE-DWDM 1532.68 nm GBIC

56

DWDM-GBIC-31.90

1000BASE-DWDM 1531.90 nm GBIC

57

DWDM-GBIC-31.12

1000BASE-DWDM 1531.12 nm GBIC

58

DWDM-GBIC-30.33

1000BASE-DWDM 1530.33 nm GBIC

59


Table B-21 CWDM SFP Transceivers 

Model Number
Color Code
CWDM GBIC Wavelength

CWDM-SFP-1470=

Gray

1470 nm laser, single-mode

CWDM-SFP-1490=

Violet

1490 nm laser, single-mode

CWDM-SFP-1510=

Blue

1510 nm laser, single-mode

CWDM-SFP-1530=

Green

1530 nm laser, single-mode

CWDM-SFP-1550=

Yellow

1550 nm laser, single-mode

CWDM-SFP-1570=

Orange

1570 nm laser, single-mode

CWDM-SFP-1590=

Red

1590 nm laser, single-mode

CWDM-SFP-1610=

Brown

1610 nm laser, single-mode


Figure B-11 CWDM SFP Transceiver

Table B-22 DWDM XENPAK Transceiver Module Product Numbers and
ITU Channel Numbers 

DWDM XENPAK
Product Number
Description
ITU Channel

DWDM-XENPAK-60.61

1000BASE-DWDM 1560.61 nm XENPAK

21

DWDM-XENPAK-59.79

1000BASE-DWDM 1559.79 nm XENPAK

22

DWDM-XENPAK-58.98

1000BASE-DWDM 1558.98 nm XENPAK

23

DWDM-XENPAK-58.17

1000BASE-DWDM 1558.17 nm XENPAK

24

DWDM-XENPAK-56.55

1000BASE-DWDM 1556.55 nm XENPAK

26

DWDM-XENPAK-55.75

1000BASE-DWDM 1555.75 nm XENPAK

27

DWDM-XENPAK-54.94

1000BASE-DWDM 1554.94 nm XENPAK

28

DWDM-XENPAK-54.13

1000BASE-DWDM 1554.13 nm XENPAK

29

DWDM-XENPAK-52.52

1000BASE-DWDM 1552.52 nm XENPAK

31

DWDM-XENPAK-51.72

1000BASE-DWDM 1551.72 nm XENPAK

32

DWDM-XENPAK-50.92

1000BASE-DWDM 1550.92 nm XENPAK

33

DWDM-XENPAK-50.12

1000BASE-DWDM 1550.12 nm XENPAK

34

DWDM-XENPAK-48.51

1000BASE-DWDM 1548.51 nm XENPAK

36

DWDM-XENPAK-47.72

1000BASE-DWDM 1547.72 nm XENPAK

37

DWDM-XENPAK-46.92

1000BASE-DWDM 1546.92 nm XENPAK

38

DWDM-XENPAK-46.12

1000BASE-DWDM 1546.12 nm XENPAK

39

DWDM-XENPAK-44.53

1000BASE-DWDM 1544.53 nm XENPAK

41

DWDM-XENPAK-43.73

1000BASE-DWDM 1543.73 nm XENPAK

42

DWDM-XENPAK-42.94

1000BASE-DWDM 1542.94 nm XENPAK

43

DWDM-XENPAK-42.14

1000BASE-DWDM 1542.14 nm XENPAK

44

DWDM-XENPAK-40.56

1000BASE-DWDM 1540.56 nm XENPAK

46

DWDM-XENPAK-39.77

1000BASE-DWDM 1539.77 nm XENPAK

47

DWDM-XENPAK-39.98

1000BASE-DWDM 1539.98 nm XENPAK

48

DWDM-XENPAK-38.19

1000BASE-DWDM 1538.19 nm XENPAK

49

DWDM-XENPAK-36.61

1000BASE-DWDM 1536.61 nm XENPAK

51

DWDM-XENPAK-35.82

1000BASE-DWDM 1535.82 nm XENPAK

52

DWDM-XENPAK-35.04

1000BASE-DWDM 1535.04 nm XENPAK

53

DWDM-XENPAK-34.25

1000BASE-DWDM 1534.25 nm XENPAK

54

DWDM-XENPAK-32.68

1000BASE-DWDM 1532.68 nm XENPAK

56

DWDM-XENPAK-31.90

1000BASE-DWDM 1531.90 nm XENPAK

57

DWDM-XENPAK-31.12

1000BASE-DWDM 1531.12 nm XENPAK

58

DWDM-XENPAK-30.33

1000BASE-DWDM 1530.33 nm XENPAK

59


Figure B-12 DWDM XENPACK Transceiver

1

Captive installation screw

2

Dustplug

3

Transmit optical bore

4

Receive optical bore