Transponders and Muxponders
Transponders and Muxponders

WaveReady SFP, XFP, and SFP+ Optical Transceivers, 100 Mbps to 11.3 Gbps

The modules are optimized for a wide range of protocols and are available for both singlemode and multimode fiber. Supported protocols include:

  • 100BaseFX Ethernet
  • Gigabit Ethernet (GE)
  • Enterprise systems connection (ESCON)
  • Fibre Channel
  • Fiber connectivity (FICON)
  • OC-3/STM-1 to OC-192/STM-64
  • 8/10 G FC, 10 G FC with FEC over OTN
  • 10GE WAN and LAN with FEC
  • 10GE over OTN
  • CPRI 16

Supported data rates range from 125 Mbps to 11.3 Gbps.

The bit rate and protocol and equipment independence of WaveReady® transponders and SFPs give service providers the flexibility they need to meet the shifting demands of customers without the need to change installed equipment.


  • Deploy with 3rd-party Ethernet switches and IP routers with proven compatibility
  • Reduce sparing requirements with multirate and tri-speed models
  • Support any rate and any network

Multirate Features

  • Fully compliant with SONET/SDH and all reaches: SR-1, IR-1, IR-2, LR-1, and LR-2
  • Enables the DDMI interface
  • Automatic output power and extinction ratio control over temperature and lifetime
  • Meets the –27 dB standard reflectance requirement

Ethernet and Fibre Channel Features

  • Proven high reliability at <100 FIT
  • Low bit error rate at <10−12
  • Hot-plug surge protection
  • Supports Ethernet and Fibre Channel data rates