Cisco Support Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Webcast-Catalyst9k
New Member

Multi-purpose transceiver-type Linecards

Hi,

I was wondering are there any fibre-based linecards design with inbuilt GBIC/SFP transceivers. And allowing through software to configure different transceiver types (SX/LX/ZX/T etc) for SFP/GBIC.

Thanks

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
New Member

Re: Multi-purpose transceiver-type Linecards

Unfortunately it is not possible to use a single hardware transceiver to support multiple physical interface types as you suggest. Each transceiver is optimised according to the specific requirement, and even if it was possible to build this capability into single package, it would simply not be cost effective.

The benefit of the GBIC/SFP is that as a modular package, you can purchase the specific interface required for your application (eg 80km SMF, or 200m MMF) and mix and match in a single generic (ie low cost) modular linecard.

Hope this helps.

Rob.

1 REPLY
New Member

Re: Multi-purpose transceiver-type Linecards

Unfortunately it is not possible to use a single hardware transceiver to support multiple physical interface types as you suggest. Each transceiver is optimised according to the specific requirement, and even if it was possible to build this capability into single package, it would simply not be cost effective.

The benefit of the GBIC/SFP is that as a modular package, you can purchase the specific interface required for your application (eg 80km SMF, or 200m MMF) and mix and match in a single generic (ie low cost) modular linecard.

Hope this helps.

Rob.

279
Views
0
Helpful
1
Replies
CreatePlease to create content