Fibre (SM, MM) and GBic’s (FX, SX, LX)

14th January 2016 by Martin Flammia

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Last modified 21st March 2016

1000baseSX is a short range (multimode mostly) standard for gigabit.
1000baseLX is a long range (mostly single mode) standard for gigabit.

NameWavelengthDistance
10baseFL850 nm2000 meters
100baseFX1310 nm2000 meters
100baseSX850 nm300 meters
1000baseSX850 nm220 to 550 meters (62.5 and 50 micron)
1000baseLX1310 nm550 to 5000 meters (62.5 or 50 and 9 micron)
StandardFiber TypeBandwidthMax Range(meters)
1000-SX (850nm)MM 62.5/125160/500220
1000-SX (850nm)MM 62.5/125200/500275
1000-SX (850nm)MM 50/125400/400500
1000-SX (850nm)MM 50/125500/500550
1000-LX (1310nm)MM 62.5/125500/500550
1000-LX (1310nm)MM 50/125400/400550
1000-LX (1310nm)MM 50/125500/500550
1000-LX (1310nm)SM 9/125N/A5000/10000

OM1 – 62.5 ym
OM2/OM3/OM4 – 50 ym

SX = Always is a Red light on fibre.

FX Mini-Gbic – 1310nm – 100baseFX – MultiMode – Extreme Networks – 4050-00036 (4050-00030 Long Form) – (SPG-FE-FX-CNFB, FTM-3001C-SL2G)

LX Mini-Gbic – 1310nm – 1000baseLX – Single-Mode – Extreme Networks – 4050-00011 – (SP-GB-LX-CNFM, FTM-8012C-SL, FTRJ1319P1BTL-EX)
SX Mini-Gbic – 850nm – 1000baseSX – MultiMode – Extreme Networks – 4050-00010 – (FTM-8012C-SL, FTRJ8519P1BNL-EX)

Allied Telesis – AT-SPFX/2- 1310nm – Multi-Mode – FX Mini-Gbic
APAC OPTO – LM38-C3S-TC-N- 1310nm – Multi-Mode – FX Mini-Gbic

Argo – AFBR-703SDZ – 850nm – SFP+ – 10GBase-SR
Argo – AFCT-5715PZ – 1300nm – MBIC-LC09 – 1000baseLX – LX Mini-Gbic
Argo – AFBR-57R6APZ – 850nm – MBIC-LC01 – Multimode – 1000baseSX Diagnostic – SX Mini-Gbic
Argo – HFBR-57E0PZ – 1300nm – MultiMode (1-2km) – FX Mini-Gbic

Finisar – FTLF1217P2BTL-en – 1310nm – MultiMode – MBIC-LC04 – FX Mini-Gbic

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