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Product Line: Cisco Data Center Switching
Product Type: Fibre Channel Module
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Product Description

The DS-SFP-FC16G-LW is a Cisco compatible SFP module designed for high-speed data transmission, supporting a port speed of 16 Gbps and a baud rate of 14025 GBd, optimized for long-distance connectivity up to 6.2 miles over SMF with a G.652 micron core size. It operates within a wavelength of 1310 nm, ensuring reliable performance with a transmit power range from -5 dBM to 2 dBM and a receive power range from -12 dBm to 2 dBm. Designed for durability, it functions within a broad temperature range from 0 °C to 70 °C, making it suitable for use with the Cisco MDS 9250i Switch in various environmental conditions.

Key Feature for the DSSFPFC16GLW

  • What is the port speed of the networking hardware?
    The port speed is 16 Gbps.
  • Can the networking hardware be used with the Cisco MDS 9250i Switch?
    Yes, it is designed for use with the Cisco MDS 9250i Switch.
  • What is the maximum transmit power of the device?
    The maximum transmit power is 2 dBm.
  • What type of fiber is compatible with this hardware?
    The hardware is compatible with Single Mode Fiber (SMF) with a core size of G.652 Micron.
  • What is the minimum operating temperature for the networking hardware?
    The minimum operating temperature is 0 °C.
  • How far can the cable transmit data without signal degradation?
    The cable can transmit data up to 6.2 miles.
  • What is the baud rate of the networking hardware?
    The baud rate is 14025 GBd.
  • Does this hardware support longwave (LW) transmission?
    Yes, it supports longwave (LW) transmission.
  • What is the range of receive power for the device?
    The receive power ranges from -12 dBm to 2 dBm.
  • What are the storage temperature limits for the networking hardware?
    The minimum storage temperature is -40 °C, and the maximum storage temperature is 85 °C.

Product Review

The Cisco DS-SFP-FC16G-LW offers a 16 Gbps port speed suitable for high-speed data transfer over single-mode fiber with a core size of G.652 Micron, ensuring compatibility with standardized networks. Its operational temperature range from 0 °C to 70 °C supports deployment in varied environmental conditions, enhancing its versatility. However, its maximum cable distance of 6.2 miles, while adequate for many applications, may limit its use in longer distance fiber optic networks, requiring additional infrastructure for broader coverage.


The Cisco DS-SFP-FC16G-LW is a high-performance fiber channel transceiver designed for advanced networking applications, ensuring high-speed data transmission over long distances. This device operates at a port speed of 16 Gbps, supporting fast and efficient data transfer rates that are essential for modern data centers and storage area networks. At the core of its specifications, the transceiver features a maximum transmit power of 2 dBM and a minimum transmit power of -5 dBM, with a receive power range between -12 dBm and 2 dBm. These power levels are optimized to maintain signal integrity over the maximum cable distance of 10 kilometers (approximately 6.2 miles), making it suitable for extended network setups without compromising on signal quality. The wavelength specification of 1310 nm, paired with a single-mode fiber (SMF) type, specifically G.652 micron core size, ensures compatibility with standard long-distance optical fiber communications. This wavelength is ideal for long-wave (LW) transmissions, offering lower attenuation and better reach. Key to its performance, the device boasts a baud rate of 14025 GBd, facilitating the rapid movement of data and ensuring reliable, high-speed connectivity. This attribute, combined with the specified fiber type and core size, underscores the transceiver's efficiency in handling extensive data loads across significant distances. Compatibility is a crucial aspect of the DS-SFP-FC16G-LW, designed for use with the Cisco MDS 9250i Switch. This integration ensures seamless operation within Cisco's networking ecosystem, providing users with a dependable solution for expanding or upgrading their network infrastructure. The transceiver is built to operate within a broad range of temperatures, from a minimum operating temperature of 0 °C to a maximum of 70 °C. Storage temperatures are also versatile, ranging from -40 °C to 85 °C, ensuring the device's durability and reliability under various environmental conditions.
  • Wavelength: 1310 nm for efficient long-distance communication.
  • Fiber Type: Utilizes SMF with a G.652 micron core size for optimal signal integrity.
  • Cable Distance: Supports up to 6.2 miles, facilitating extended network configurations.
The Cisco DS-SFP-FC16G-LW is engineered to meet the needs of complex, high-speed networks, offering a blend of performance, compatibility, and durability. With its advanced specifications, this transceiver stands as a crucial component for organizations looking to maintain efficient, reliable, and high-capacity network communications.


Item Number Cisco DS-SFP-FC16G-LW
Manufacturer Cisco
Data Rate 16 Gbps
Highest Transmit Power 2 dBm
Lowest Transmit Power -5 dBm
Operational Receive Power Range -12 dBm to 2 dBm
Optical Wavelength 1310 nm
Fiber Optic Type Single-Mode Fiber
Core Diameter G.652 Micron
Signal Rate 14025 Gigabaud
Transmission Distance 10 km
Lowest Operational Temperature 0 °C
Highest Operational Temperature 70 °C
Lowest Storage Temperature -40 °C
Highest Storage Temperature 85 °C
Longwave Laser Yes
Compatible Equipment Cisco MDS 9250i Switch
Minimum Average Output Power -5 dBm
Maximum Average Output Power 2 dBm
Minimum Average Input Power -12 dBm
Maximum Average Input Power 2 dBm

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