SPF Portfolio of Interconnects

Small form-factor pluggable: Big performance on I/O interconnect data transmission

Our broad portfolio of small form-factor pluggable (SFP) can provide comprehensive and customizable solutions to address your I/O interconnects. The SFP portfolio is designed to transfer data at speeds of up to 28G NRZ and 56G PAM-4. Choose from SFP-DD, SFP28 & SFP56, SFP+, and SFP products, depending on your system architecture, e.g. PCB space, speed, channel and port density requirements. Each of our SFP connectors features surface-mount technology (SMT) connectors and cages in multiple configurations. With our innovative thermal bridge technology, SFP products can help dissipate heat and improve system performance, while requiring less power to operate the overall system.

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SFP-DD Cages & Connectors

SFP-DD (small form-factor pluggable double density) cages (1x1, 1x4, 1x6, 1x8) and connectors provide two-lane PAM-4 56 Gbps I/O interconnect, which can address higher demand for port density and scalability in next generation data center, networking and wireless infrastructure applications. 

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Product Features

SFP, SFP+, SFP28 & SFP56 and SFP28 & SFP56 Stacked Belly-to-Belly​
  • Support applications up to 28 Gbps NRZ and 56 Gbps PAM-4
  • Offers cages in single-port, ganged (1xN) and stacked (2xN) configurations; belly-to-belly mounting cages also offered
  • Features elastomeric gaskets or springs for EMI containment
  • Offers heat sink and light pipe options
  • Stacked cages include an integrated high-speed connector

Applications:

by Product
  • Enterprise Storage: Server
  • Networking: Router, Optical Transport Switch
  • Telecommunications: Remote Radio Head, Base Station Switch 
by Protocol
  • 56 Gbps Ethernet
  • 1-, 2-, 4-, 8-, and 16-G fibre channel
  • InfiniBand standard SDR (2.5 Gbps), DDR (5 Gbps) and QDR (10 Gbps)
  • Fiber channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
  • Serial data transmission
zSFP+ Stacked Belly-to-Belly Connectors
SFP
SFP: Basic offering. SFP cages have the EMI springs stamped into the cage.
SFP+
SFP+: Enhanced construction and superior EMI springs. Elastomeric gasket option for 10G solution.
SFP28 & SFP56
SFP28 & SFP56: Enhanced to include belly gasket (at bottom of the cage). Supports 28G NRZ or 56G PAM-4
zSFP+ Stacked Belly-to-Belly​
Smaller in both length and width to the SFP+ products.
Compatibility
  • Comply to the SFF-8431 specifications
  • Complementary to the SFP portfolio of direct-attach copper cable assemblies and LC optical connectors and cable assemblies
  • Cages are available for PCI card applications (one-degree mounting angle)
Signal Quality

To enhance signal quality, the SFP portfolio focuses on the latch-plate area to reduce EMI and avoid degradation of circuit performance and ensure compliance to standards. Products are offered in both an EMI spring and EMI elastomeric gasket versions to meet customer system requirements. 

Server
Enterprise Storage: Server
Networking
Networking: Router, Optical Transport Switch
Base Station
Telecommunications: Remote Radio Head, Base Station Switch
  1. SFP+ Connector and Cable Assemblies (English)

To help meet the growing demand for interconnect solutions that offer improved performance at increasing data rates, TE Connectivity presents SFP+ connectors and cable assemblies.

Frequently Asked Questions

SFP Product Portfolio

Q: Is the footprint for TE’s SFP products compatible with other suppliers' products?

A: It depends. In general, all single port SFP cages are designed to an industry standard. The ganged SFP versions are not compatible with all other sources. TE and Molex are providing drop-in replacement zSFP+ products to the market, but other SFP28 solutions may not be compatible. Please check with the local TE representative for the answer on your exact part or application.

 

Q: Are the SFP, SFP+ and zSFP+ products backward compatible?
A: Yes, in most cases the connector and cable assembly are all backward compatible – an SFP+ connector is a direct replacement for a SFP connector to ensure simple upgrade to customer systems. As these are standard products, the cable assembly will also be compatible between the systems – an SFP copper cable assembly can be inserted to a SFP+ cage and mate with a SFP+ connector on the board.

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