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Cisco 4 x SFP10G to QSFP Reverse Adapter Data Sheet

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Updated:October 23, 2020

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The Cisco® 4 x SFP10G to QSFP Reverse Adapter (4SQRA) offers Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Plus (QSFP+) connectivity for 10 Gigabit Ethernet Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+)–only platforms. It allows smooth and cost-effective migration to 40 Gigabit Ethernet by providing an option to use QSFP+ modules with empty SFP+ ports when the other end of the network is running at 40 Gigabit Ethernet.

Features and benefits

The Cisco 4SQRA Reverse Adapter (Figure 1 and Figure 2) converts four SFP+ ports into a QSFP+ port. With this adapter, customers have the flexibility to use a QSFP+ module to connect to a 40 Gigabit Ethernet port on the other end of the link. This flexibility allows a cost-effective transition to 40 Gigabit Ethernet by maximizing the use of existing or new 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ platforms. This reverse adapter supports the QSFP+ optics listed in Table 1.

Cisco 4SQRA Reverse Adapter and QSFP+ Module

Figure 1.       

Cisco 4SQRA Reverse Adapter and QSFP+ Module

Cisco 4SQRA Reverse Adapter with QSFP+ Module Plugged In

Figure 2.       

Cisco 4SQRA Reverse Adapter with QSFP+ Module Plugged In

Table 1.        Cisco QSFP+ Transceiver Modules

Product Name

Product Description

QSFP-H40G-AOC15M

Cisco 40GBase-AOC QSFP direct-attach active optical cable, multiple lengths

QSFP-40G-SR-BD

Cisco 40GBASE-SR bidirectional QSFP module for duplex MMF

QSFP-40G-LR4

Cisco 40GBASE-LR4 QSFP module for SMF with OTU-3 data-rate support

QSFP-40G-CSR4

Cisco 40GBASE-CSR4 QSFP Module for MMF

QSFP-40G-SR4

Cisco 40GBASE-SR4 QSFP Module for MMF

QSFP-H40G-ACU7M

Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP direct-attach copper cable, 7-meter, active

QSFP-H40G-ACU10M

Cisco 40GBASE-CR4 QSFP direct-attach copper cable, 10-meter, active

QSFP-H40G-AOC1M

Cisco 40GBase-AOC QSFP direct-attach Active Optical Cable, 1-meter

QSFP-H40G-AOC2M

Cisco 40GBase-AOC QSFP direct-attach Active Optical Cable, 2-meter

QSFP-H40G-AOC3M

Cisco 40GBase-AOC QSFP direct-attach Active Optical Cable, 3-meter

QSFP-H40G-AOC5M

Cisco 40GBase-AOC QSFP direct-attach Active Optical Cable, 5-meter

QSFP-H40G-AOC7M

Cisco 40GBase-AOC QSFP direct-attach Active Optical Cable, 7-meter

QSFP-H40G-AOC10M

Cisco 40GBase-AOC QSFP direct-attach Active Optical Cable, 10-meter

QSFP-H40G-AOC15M

Cisco 40GBase-AOC QSFP direct-attach Active Optical Cable, 15-meter

Mounting accessories

The 4SQRA Reverse Adapter can be attached to a bracket (Figure 3) or mounted on a tray (Figure 4) in groups of eight or less. The 2RU tray features front-facing slots for cable management and a pull-out drawer for easy access. Both the tray and bracket are designed for mounting on a standard 19-inch rack. The bracket includes an outboard extender to alleviate mechanical interference with the rack if necessary.

Cisco 4SQRA on Mounting Bracket with Extender

Figure 3.       

Cisco 4SQRA on Mounting Bracket with Extender

Eight Cisco 4SQRAs on Pull-Out Tray

Figure 4.       

Eight Cisco 4SQRAs on Pull-Out Tray

Compatible switch models and QSFP+ modules

The list of switch models supporting the Cisco 4SQRA Reverse Adapter is available in the 10 Gigabit Ethernet compatibility matrix at http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/interfaces_modules/transceiver_modules/compatibility/matrix/10GE_Tx_Matrix.html.

A list of Cisco QSFP+ transceiver modules that can operate in the 4SQRA is provided in Table 1.

Physical specifications

Table 2 lists physical specifications.

Table 2.        Physical Specifications

Product Name

Maximum Dimensions (L x W x H)

Weight

CVR-4SFP10G-QSFP

Housing: 150 x 38 x 38 mm; total length including cable: 1.75m

2 kg

CVR-TRAY-8

586.7 x 441 x 88.9 mm

10 kg

CVR-BRKT-1

147 x 86 x 35 mm

1 kg

Warranty        

      Standard warranty: 1 year

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Sustainability topic

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Ordering information

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering homepage and use the information in Table 3, which provides the ordering information for Cisco 4SQRA Reverse Adapters and spares.

Table 3.        Ordering Information

Product Name

Product Description

CVR-4SFP10G-QSFP

Cisco 4SQRA reverse adapter

CVR-4SFP10G-QSFP=

Cisco 4SQRA reverse adapter (spare)

CVR-TRAY-8

Tray for CVR-4SFP10G-QSFP

CVR-TRAY-8=

Tray for CVR-4SFP10G-QSFP (spare)

CVR-BRKT-1

Mounting bracket for one CVR-4SFP10G-QSFP

CVR-BRKT-1=

Mounting bracket for one CVR-4SFP10G-QSFP (spare)

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