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Cisco 25GBASE SFP28 Modules Data Sheet

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Product overview

The Cisco® 25GBASE SFP28 (Small Form-Factor Pluggable) portfolio offers customers a wide variety of high-density and low-power 25 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity options for data center and high-performance computing networks applications. The 25G Modules are based on SFP28 form factor.

25G Direct Attached Cables (DAC)

25G Direct Attached Cables (DAC)

25G Active Optical Cables (AOC)

25G Active Optical Cables (AOC)

25G Short Reach (SR) Module

25G Short Reach (SR) Module

10/25G Cisco Short Reach (CSR) Module

10/25G Cisco Short Reach (CSR) Module

10/25G Long Reach (LR) Module

10/25G Long Reach (LR) Module

10/25G Long Reach (LR) Industrial Temperature Module

10/25G Long Reach (LR) Industrial Temperature Module

SFP-10/25G-BXD-I

SFP-10/25G-BXD-I

SFP-10/25G-BXU-I

SFP-10/25G-BXU-I

SFP-25G-ER-I

SFP-25G-ER-I

Features and benefits of Cisco 25G Modules

     Interoperable with other IEEE-compliant 25G interfaces where applicable

     Certified and tested on Cisco SFP28 ports for superior performance, quality, and reliability

     High-speed connectivity compliant to IEEE 802.3by and IEEE 802.3cc

Table 1.           Cisco 25G Portfolio

Product

Descriptions

Cisco SFP-H25G-CU1M

25GBASE-CR1 Copper Cable 1-meter

Cisco SFP-H25G-CU1.5M

25GBASE-CR1 Copper Cable 1.5-meter

Cisco SFP-H25G-CU2M

25GBASE-CR1 Copper Cable 2-meter

Cisco SFP-H25G-CU2.5M

25GBASE-CR1 Copper Cable 2.5-meter

Cisco SFP-H25G-CU3M

25GBASE-CR1 Copper Cable 3-meter

Cisco SFP-H25G-CU4M

25GBASE-CR1 Copper Cable 4-meter

Cisco SFP-H25G-CU5M

25GBASE-CR1 Copper Cable 5-meter

Cisco SFP-25G-AOC1M

25GBASE-AOC Active Optical Cable 1-meter

Cisco SFP-25G-AOC2M

25GBASE-AOC Active Optical Cable 2-meter

Cisco SFP-25G-AOC3M

25GBASE-AOC Active Optical Cable 3-meter

Cisco SFP-25G-AOC4M

25GBASE-AOC Active Optical Cable 4-meter

Cisco SFP-25G-AOC5M

25GBASE-AOC Active Optical Cable 5-meter

Cisco SFP-25G-AOC7M

25GBASE-AOC Active Optical Cable 7-meter

Cisco SFP-25G-AOC10M

25GBASE-AOC Active Optical Cable 10-meter

Cisco SFP-25G-SR-S

25GBASE-SR SFP28 Module for MMF

Cisco SFP-25G-SL

25GBASE-SL SFP28 Module for MMF

Cisco SFP-10/25G-CSR-S

10/25GBASE-CSR SFP28 Module for MMF

Cisco SFP-10/25G-LR-S

10/25GBASE-LR SFP28 Module for SMF

Cisco SFP-10/25G-LR-I

10/25GBASE-LR SFP28, Industrial Temperature Module for SMF

Cisco SFP-10/25G-BXD-I

10GBASE-LR, 10GBASE-BR10, 25GBASE-BR10 SFP28, Bidirectional, Industrial Temp Module for SMF

Cisco SFP-10/25G-BXU-I

10GBASE-LR, 10GBASE-BR10, 25GBASE-BR10 SFP28, Bidirectional, Industrial Temp Module for SMF

Cisco SFP-25G-ER-I

25GBASE-ER, SFP28 Industrial Temperature Module for SMF

Cisco SFP-25G copper cables

Cisco SFP28 to SFP28 copper direct-attach 25GBASE-CR1 cables are suitable for very short links and offer a highly cost-effective way to establish a 25-Gigabit link between SFP28 ports of Cisco switches within racks and across adjacent racks. Cisco offers passive copper cables in lengths of x= 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4 and 5 meters.

1m, 1.5m, and 2m cables do not require FEC on the host ports; 2.5m and 3m cables require BASE-R FEC (also known as FC-FEC) on the host ports; 4m and 5m cables require RS-FEC on the host ports.

Cisco SFP-25G active optical cables

Cisco SFP28 to SFP28 Active Optical Cables are direct-attach fiber assemblies with SFP connectors. They are suitable for very short distances and offer a cost-effective way to connect within racks and across adjacent racks. Cisco offers Active Optical Cables in lengths of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 10 meters.

AOC cable require BASE-R FEC, or RS-FEC on the host ports.

Cisco SFP-25G-SR-S

The Cisco 25GBASE-SR Module supports a link length of 70/100m on OM3/4 MMF.

This module requires RS-FEC on the host ports.

Cisco SFP-25G-SL

The Cisco 25GBASE-SR Module supports a link length of 20/30m on OM3/4 MMF.

The Cisco SFP-25G-SL (Short Link) module requires RS-FEC on the host ports

Cisco SFP-10/25G-CSR-S

The Cisco 10/25GBASE-CSR Module supports a link length of up to 300/400m over OM3/4 at 10G, and up to 300/400m over OM3/4 at 25G*. It also supports link lengths of 82m over OM2 at 10G, and up to 70m over OM2 at 25G.

This module requires RS-FEC on the host port for full reach operation at 25G. Using BASE-R FEC the module can support 70/100m over OM3/4 and with-out FEC it can support 30/50m over OM3/4 at 25G*. For 10G operation FEC is not required.

*Depends upon fiber quality.

Cisco SFP-10/25G-LR-S

The Cisco 10/25GBASE-LR Module supports a link length of 10 kilometers on standard Single-Mode Fiber (SMF) G.652 at both 10G and 25G.

This module requires RS-FEC on the host ports for operation at 25G.

Cisco SFP-10/25G-LR-I

The Cisco 10/25GBASE-LR Module supports a link length of 10 kilometers on standard Single-Mode Fiber (SMF) G.652 at both 10G and 25G. The module requires RS-FEC on the host ports for full reach operation at 25G. This module has an industrial temperature range. This module also supports CPRI datarates options 7, 8, 9 and 10.

In some applications using BASE-R FEC the module can support 3.5km and without FEC it can support 1.5km, depending on fiber quality.

Cisco SFP-10/25G-BXD-I and SFP-10/25G-BXU-I (single-fiber bidirectional applications)

The Cisco 10GBASE-LR/10GBASE-BR/25GBASE-BR Module supports a link length of 10 kilometers on a single strand of standard Single-Mode Fiber (SMF) G.652 at both 10G and 25G. A SFP-10/25G-BXD-I device is always connected to a SFP-10/25G-BXU-I device with a single strand of standard SMF. The communication over a single strand of fiber is achieved by separating the transmission wavelength of the two devices. SFP-10/25G-BXD-I transmits at 1330nm channel and receives at 1270nm signal. The SFP-10/25G-BXU-I transmits at a 1270nm wavelength and receives a 1330nm signal.

The module requires RS-FEC on the host ports for full reach operation at 25G. This module has an industrial temperature range. This module also supports CPRI datarates options 7, 8, 9 and 10.

In some applications using BASE-R FEC the module can support 3.5km and without FEC it can support 1.5km, depending on fiber quality.

Cisco SFP-25G-ER-I

The Cisco 25GBASE-ER Module supports a link length of 40 kilometers on standard Single-Mode Fiber (SMF) G.652 at 25G.

The module requires RS-FEC on the host ports for full reach operation at 25G. This module has an industrial temperature range.

Technical specifications

Platform support

Cisco 25G transceivers are supported on Cisco switches. For more details, refer to the document “Transceiver Module Group (TMG) Compatibility Matrix”.

Connectors and cabling

Refer to Table 2 for cabling specifications for each 25G product.

Table 2.           25G Port cabling specifications

Cisco SFP-25G

Cable Type

Cable Distance

Max Power Consumption (W)

Pull Tab /Bail Latch Color

Cisco SFP-H25G-CU1M

Direct-attach copper cable assembly

1m

1/10

Beige

Cisco SFP-H25G-CU1.5M

1.5m

Black

Cisco SFP-H25G-CU2M

2m

Brown

Cisco SFP-H25G-CU2.5M

2.5m

Yellow

Cisco SFP-H25G-CU3M

3m

Orange

Cisco SFP-H25G-CU4M

4m

Green

Cisco SFP-H25G-CU5M

5m

Gray

Cisco SFP-25G-AOC1M

Active Optical Cable assembly

1m

1

Beige

Cisco SFP-25G-AOC2M

2m

Brown

Cisco SFP-25G-AOC3M

3m

Orange

Cisco SFP-25G-AOC4M

4m

Green

Cisco SFP-25G-AOC5M

5m

Gray

Cisco SFP-25G-AOC7M

7m

Blue

Cisco SFP-25G-AOC10M

10m

Red

Cisco SFP-25G-SR-S

MMF

70/100m (OM3/OM4)

1.2

Beige

Cisco SFP-25G-SL

MMF

20/30m (OM3/OM4)

1.2

Purple

Cisco SFP-10/25G-CSR-S

MMF

300/400m (OM3/OM4)*

1.2

Peach

Cisco SFP-10/25G-LR-S

SMF

10km

1.3

Blue

Cisco SFP-10/25G-LR-I

SMF

10km**

1.3

Blue

Cisco SFP-10/25G-BXD-I

SMF

10km***

1.5W

Violet

Cisco SFP-10/25G-BXU-I

SMF

10km***

1.5W

Blue

Cisco SFP-25G-ER-I

SMF

40km****

1.5W

Red

*Depending upon fiber quality.
**Links up to 15km reach are supported as engineered links as long as channel insertion loss is <9.3dB and RS-FEC is required
***Links up to 15km reach are supported as engineered links as long as channel insertion loss is <8dB and RS-FEC is required
****Links greater than 30km reach are considered engineered links

Table 3.           SFP28 port cabling specifications

Cisco SFP-25G

Wavelength (nm)

Cable Type

Core Size (Microns)

Modal Bandwidth

Cable Distance

Cisco SFP-25G-SR-S

850

MMF

50.0

2000 (OM3)

70m

4700 (OM4)

100m

4700 (OM5)

100m

Cisco SFP-25G-SL

850

MMF

50.0

2000 (OM3)

20m

4700 (OM4)

30m

4700 (OM5)

30m

Cisco SFP-10/25G-CSR-S

850

MMF

50.0

500 (OM2)

70m (25G)

82m (10G)

2000 (OM3)

300m*

4700 (OM4)

400m*

4700 (OM5)

400m

Cisco SFP-10/25G-LR-S

1310

SMF

G.652

-

10km

Cisco SFP-10/25G-LR-I

1310

SMF

G.652

-

10km**

Cisco SFP-10/25G-BXD-I

1330

SMF

G.652

-

10km***

Cisco SFP-10/25G-BXU-I

1270

SMF

G.652

-

10km***

Cisco SFP-25G-ER-I

1310

SMF

G.652

-

40km****

**Links up to 15km reach are supported as engineered links as long as channel insertion loss is <9.3dB and RS-FEC is required
***Links up to 15km reach are supported as engineered links as long as channel insertion loss is <8dB and RS-FEC is required
****Links greater than 30km reach are considered engineered links

Table 4.           Optical transmit and receive specifications

Product

Type

Transmit Power (dBm)*

Receive Power (dBm)*

Transmit and Receive Wavelength (nm)

Maximum

Minimum

Maximum

Minimum

Cisco SFP-25G-SR-S

25GBASE-SR 850nm MMF

+2.4

-8.4

+2.4

-10.3

840 to 860

Cisco SFP-25G-SL

25GBASE-SR 850nm MMF

+2.4

-8.4

+2.4

-10.3

840 to 860

Cisco SFP-10/25G-CSR-S***

10G

+2.4

-7.3

+2.4

-9.9

840 to 860

25G

+2.4

-6

+2.4

-8.7

840 to 860

Cisco SFP-10/25G-LR-S

10G

+0.5

-8.2

+0.5

-14.4

1260 to 1355 (10G)

25G

+2.0

-7.0

+2.0

-13.3

1295 to 1325 (25G)

Cisco SFP-10/25G-LR-I

10G

+0.5

-6.7

+0.5

-15.9

1260 to 1355 (10G)

25G

+2.0

-5.5

+2.0

-14.8

1295 to 1325 (25G)

Cisco SFP-10/25G-BXD-I

10G

+0.5

-8.2

+0.5

-16.2

1320 to 1340 (Tx)

1260 to 1280 (Rx)

25G

+2.0

-7.0

+2.0

-15.0

1320 to 1340 (Tx)

1260 to 1280 (Rx)

Cisco SFP-10/25G-BXU-I

10G

+0.5

-8.2

+0.5

-16.2

1260 to 1280 (Tx)

1320 to 1340 (Rx)

25G

+2.0

-7.0

+2.0

-15.0

1320 to 1340 (Tx)

1260 to 1280 (Rx)

Cisco SFP-25G-ER-I

25G

+6.0

-3.0

-4.0

-21.0

1295 to 1310

*Transmitter and receiver power is in average, unless specified.
**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.
***The SFP-10/25G-CSR-S when interoperating with IEEE 10G-SR may overload the receiver, see the Cisco Optics to Optics interoperability matrix for details. https://tmgmatrix.cisco.com/iop

Connectors: Dual LC/PC connector (SFP-25G-SR-S, SFP-10/25G-CSR-S SFP-10/25G-LR-S, SFP-10/25G-LR-I and SFP-25G-ER-I).

Fiber Channel over Ethernet: The 25G DAC’s (SFP-H25G-CUxxM), AOC’s (SFP-25G-AOCxxM) and transceivers (SFP-25G-SR-S, SFP-10/25G-CSR-S and SFP-10/25G-LR-S) support FCoE with the appropriate host s/w support.

Note:       Only connections with patch cords with PC or UPC connectors are supported. Patch cords with APC connectors are not supported. All cables and cable assemblies used must be compliant with the standards specified in the standards section.

Environmental conditions

Operating temperature range:

     Commercial temperature range: 0 to 70°C (32 to 158°F)

     Industrial temperature range: -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)

     Storage temperature range: -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)

Warranty

     Standard warranty: 5 years

     Expedited replacement available via a Cisco SMARTnet® Service support contract

Product sustainability

Table 5.           Product sustainability

Sustainability Topic

Reference

 

General

Information on product-material-content laws and regulations

Materials

Information on electronic waste laws and regulations, including our products, batteries and packaging

WEEE Compliance

Information on product takeback and reuse program

Cisco Takeback and Reuse Program

Sustainability Inquiries

Contact: csr_inquiries@cisco.com

Countries and Regions Supported

Regulatory Compliance

Power

Power (Including Pluggable)

Power Consumption

Material

Product packaging weight and materials

Contact: environment@cisco.com

Ordering information

Table 6 provides the ordering information for Cisco 25G cables and transceivers.

Table 6.           Ordering information

Description

Product Number

Cisco 25GBASE-CR1 SFP28 Passive Copper Cable, 1-meter

SFP-H25G-CU1M

Cisco 25GBASE-CR1 SFP28 Passive Copper Cable 1.5-meter

SFP-H25G-CU1.5M

Cisco 25GBASE-CR1 SFP28 Passive Copper Cable, 2-meter

SFP-H25G-CU2M

Cisco 25GBASE-CR1 SFP28 Passive Copper Cable 2.5-meter

SFP-H25G-CU2.5M

Cisco 25GBASE-CR1 SFP28 Passive Copper Cable, 3-meter

SFP-H25G-CU3M

Cisco 25GBASE-CR1 SFP28 Passive Copper Cable 4-meter

SFP-H25G-CU4M

Cisco 25GBASE-CR1 SFP28 Passive Copper Cable, 5-meter

SFP-H25G-CU5M

Cisco 25GBASE-AOC SFP28 Active Optical Cable, 1-meter

SFP-25G-AOC1M

Cisco 25GBASE-AOC SFP28 Active Optical Cable, 2-meter

SFP-25G-AOC2M

Cisco 25GBASE-AOC SFP28 Active Optical Cable, 3-meter

SFP-25G-AOC3M

Cisco 25GBASE-AOC SFP28 Active Optical Cable 4-meter

SFP-25G-AOC4M

Cisco 25GBASE-AOC SFP28 Active Optical Cable, 5-meter

SFP-25G-AOC5M

Cisco 25GBASE-AOC SFP28 Active Optical Cable, 7-meter

SFP-25G-AOC7M

Cisco 25GBASE-AOC SFP28 Active Optical Cable, 10-meter

SFP-25G-AOC10M

Cisco 25GBASE-SR SFP28 Module for MMF

SFP-25G-SR-S

Cisco 25GBASE-SL SFP28 Module for MMF

SFP-25G-SL

Cisco 10/25GBASE-CSR SFP28 Module for MMF

SFP-10/25G-CSR-S

Cisco 10/25GBASE-LR SFP28 Module for SMF

SFP-10/25G-LR-S

Cisco 10/25GBASE-LR SFP28 Module for SMF, Industrial Temp

SFP-10/25G-LR-I

Cisco 10/25GBASE-BR SFP28 Bidi module for SMF, Industrial Temp, Downstream

SFP-10/25G-BXD-I

Cisco 10/25GBASE-BR SFP28 Bidi module for SMF, Industrial Temp, Upstream

SFP-10/25G-BXU-I

Cisco 25GBASE-ER SFP28 Module for SMF, Industrial Temp

SFP-25G-ER-I

Regulatory and standards compliance

Standards:

     SFF-8402: SFP+ 28 Gb/s 1x Pluggable Transceiver Solution (SFP28) - Rev 1.0 March 30, 2014

     SFF-8472: Diagnostic Monitoring Interface for Optical Transceivers - Rev 12 August 29, 2014

     IEEE 802.3- 2015 IEEE Standard for Ethernet

     IEEE P802.3by - 2016 Amendment 2: Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers, and Management Parameters for 25 Gb/s Operation

     IEEE P802.3cc - 2017 Amendment 11: Physical Layer and Management Parameters for Serial 25 Gb/s Ethernet Operation Over Single-Mode Fiber

     RoHS 6

Safety:

     Laser Class 1 21CFR-1040 LN#50 7/2001

     Laser Class 1 IEC60825-1

     Cable jacket of SFP copper modules is UL E116441 Compliant

     SFP copper cables are ELV Compliant

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Additional information

For more information about Cisco 25GBASE SFP28 optics and copper modules, contact your sales representative or visit https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/interfaces-modules/25-gigabit-modules/index.html.

Document history

Table 7.           Document history

New or Revised Topic

Described In

Date

Updated to include new transceivers, SFP-10/25G-BXD-I,
SFP-10/25G-BXU-I, SFP-25G-ER-I

Ordering Information

Jul. 1, 2021

Addition of SFP-25G-SL

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