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STORAGE AREA Optimized, Certified Optical

NETWORK Transceivers for High-Performance
Data Center Fabrics
HIGHLIGHTs Todays enterprise data centers are END-TO-END COMPATIBILITY
Provides high system reliability through undergoing an infrastructure transformation, AND RELIABILITY
rigorous qualification and certification requiring higher speeds, greater scalability, Brocade 4 Gbit/sec SWL optical transceivers
processes and higher levels of performance and support highly reliable operations in data
reliability to better meet the demands center fabrics and are optimized for Brocade
Leverages unique design parameters to
of business. As speed and performance switching platforms. They undergo rigorous
provide the highest performance with
needs increase, optical transceiversonce qualification and certification testing that
industry-leading Brocade switch, director,
considered a generic component of Fibre results in an end-to-end solution that is
and backbone platforms
Channel switching technologieshave easier to maintainhelping improve the
Helps eliminate issues related to SFP become an integral part of overall system availability of data center fabrics supporting
incompatibility, reducing downtime and design. However, optical transceiver design mission-critical applications.
support costs margins and parameters vary widely, and
Helps eliminate issues resulting from can be the difference between an optimized, KEY FEATURES
unexpected design changes, providing highly reliable fabric and incompatibility Brocade 4 Gbit/sec SWL SFPs are hot-
ongoing end-to-end compatibility issues that drive up support costs. swappable, low-voltage (3.3 V) digital
Optimizes connectivity with Brocade The Brocade 4 Gbit/sec Short Wavelength diagnostic optical transceivers that support
platforms to enable maximum cable (SWL) optical transceiver, part of the high-speed serial links over multimode optical
distance Brocade family of Small Form-Factor fiber at signaling rates up to 4.25 Gbit/sec.
Pluggable (SFP) optical transceivers, They comply with SFP mechanical (SFF-8432),
is optimized to fully leverage Brocade optical, and electrical specifications (FC-PI-4)
backbone, director, and switch products. for LC duplex transceivers.
Together, these optical transceivers The Brocade 4 Gbit/sec SWL optical
provide state-of-the-art performance, transceiver is a multi-rated 850 nm SFP that
helping IT organizations achieve new complies with 4.25/2.125/1.0625 Gbit/sec
levels of infrastructure consolidation Fibre Channel specifications.
while expanding the capabilities of their
applications and services.
Product highlights include: Temperature highly compatible, high-performance
850 nm multimode VCSEL transmitter Supply voltage connectivity to Brocade backbone, director,
and switch products.
FC-PI-4 compliance for 4.25/2.125/ Industry-standard LC duplex connector
1.0625 Gbit/sec operation For additional ordering information,
380 m link lengths at 4.25 Gbit/sec
contact a Brocade representative or visit
Compatible with Gigabit Ethernet on OM3 fiber
Diagnostic features per SFF-8472 IEC 60825-1 Class 1/CDRH Class 1
Diagnostic Monitoring Interface for laser eye safe MAXIMIZING INVESTMENTS
Optical Transceivers, providing real-time To help optimize technology investments,
Compliance with Restriction on
monitoring of: Brocade and its partners offer complete
Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive
Transmitted optical power solutions that include education, support,
Received optical power FAMILY OF OPTICAL TRANSCEIVERS and services. For more information,
Brocade offers a comprehensive family of contact a Brocade sales partner or visit
Laser bias current
4 Gbit/sec and 8 Gbit/sec SFPs to provide


Systems Operating OM1 62.5 m (200-500 MHz*km) Distance Loss
distances 1 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel 0.5 to 300 m 3.00 dB
Performance Fibre Channel: 1.0625, 2.125, and
4.250 Gbit/sec line speed, full duplex; auto- 2 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel 0.5 to 150 m 2.10 dB
sensing of 1, 2, and 4 Gbit/sec port speeds; 4 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel 0.5 to 70 m 1.78 dB
compatible with Gigabit Ethernet OM2 50 m (500 MHz*km) Distance Loss
Media Hot-pluggable, industry-standard Small Form- 1 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel 0.5 to 500 m 3.85 dB
Factor Pluggable (SFP), LC connector; Short 2 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel 0.5 to 300 m 2.62 dB
Wavelength (SWL)
4 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel 0.5 to 150 m 2.06 dB
Operating parameters Transmit (Tx): OM3 50 m (1500 MHz*km) Distance Loss
Wavelength: 830 to 860 nm
1 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel 0.5 to 860 m 4.62 dB
Spectral width: 0.85 nm
2 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel 0.5 to 500 m 3.31 dB
Average power: -9 dBm
RIN: -118 dB/Hz max 4 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel 0.5 to 380 m 2.88 dB
Optical return loss: -12 dB minimum Mechanicals
OMA: 247 W, -6.1 dBm Size Width: 14.80 mm (0.58 inches)
Receive (Rx): Height: 12.40 mm (0.49 inches)
Wavelength: 770 to 860 nm Depth: 56.70 mm (2.23 inches)
Average power: 0 dBm Environmentals
Optical return loss: -12 dB
Storage temperature -40C to 85C
Unstressed sensitivity: 61 W, -12 dBm
SRS OMA: 138 W, -8.6 dBm Power
3 dB cutoff maximum: 5 GHz Power dissipation 0.8 W

For information related to SFF Committee documentation, Regulatory and Standards Compliance
visit North America: UL/CSA 60950, CDRH Class 1
For information about supported SAN standards, European Union: EN 60590, EN 60825 Class 1
For information about switch and device interoperability,
Do not look through the optical ports, as it is a potential eye hazard.
SFP is an ESD sensitivity class-2 device. It should be handled accordingly.

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