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Product Line: Cisco MDS 9000 Series
Product Type: Fiber Channel Transceiver
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Product Description

The DS-SFP-FC32G-LW is a Cisco-compatible transceiver designed for long-wavelength transmissions with a 1310 nm wavelength, suitable for single-mode fiber (SMF) with a 9.0 Micron core diameter. It supports a 32 Gbps port speed and a baud rate of 14025 GBd, enabling cable distances up to 6.2 miles. Operating within a temperature range of 0 °C to 70 °C and designed for use with the Cisco MDS 9250i Switch, this module ensures reliable, high-speed connectivity for extended reach applications.

FAQs for the DS-SFP-FC32G-LW

  • What is the port speed of the networking hardware?
    The port speed is 32 Gbps.
  • How far can the signal be transmitted using this hardware?
    It can transmit signals up to 6.2 miles.
  • What type of fiber does this product support?
    It supports Single-Mode Fiber (SMF) with a 9.0 Micron core.
  • What is the wavelength used by this device?
    The wavelength used is 1310 nm.
  • What are the minimum and maximum operating temperatures?
    The minimum operating temperature is 0 °C, and the maximum is 70 °C.
  • Can this hardware be used with Cisco MDS 9250i Switch?
    Yes, it is designed for use with the Cisco MDS 9250i Switch.
  • What is the baud rate of this device?
    The baud rate is 14025 GBd.
  • What are the transmit power specifications?
    Minimum transmit power is -5 dBm, and maximum is 2 dBm.
  • What range of power can the device receive?
    It can receive power ranging from -11.4 dBm to 2 dBm.
  • What are the storage temperature limits?
    Minimum storage temperature is -40 °C, and maximum is 85 °C.

Product Review

The CISCO DS-SFP-FC32G-LW offers a high port speed of 32 Gbps, suitable for demanding network environments, with a long cable distance support of up to 6.2 miles, ensuring broad deployment scenarios. However, the limited operating temperature range (0 °C to 70 °C) may restrict its use in extreme environmental conditions. Designed specifically for use with the Cisco MDS 9250i Switch, it ensures compatibility but potentially limits flexibility with non-Cisco hardware.


The CISCO DS-SFP-FC32G-LW is a high-performance fiber channel transceiver designed for advanced networking applications, ensuring high-speed data transmission over long distances. This transceiver operates at a port speed of 32 Gbps, making it suitable for high-bandwidth storage area networks (SANs). It is specifically engineered for compatibility with the Cisco MDS 9250i Switch, providing a seamless and efficient networking solution. The hardware specifications highlight its efficiency in transmitting data with a maximum transmit power of 2 dBm and a minimum of -5 dBm. This range ensures that the signal remains strong and reliable over the maximum cable distance of 6.2 miles. The receive power range from -11.4 dBm to 2 dBm further underscores its capability to maintain signal integrity even at extended distances. Utilizing a wavelength of 1310 nm and designed for single-mode fiber (SMF) with a core diameter of 9.0 microns, the transceiver supports long-wave (LW) applications. This wavelength is optimal for long-distance transmission, making the transceiver an excellent choice for organizations that require reliable, high-speed connections over vast areas. The baud rate of 14025 GBd facilitates the rapid processing and transfer of data, ensuring that the network operates efficiently and without unnecessary delays. This high baud rate is critical for environments where time-sensitive data transmission is paramount, such as in financial institutions and large data centers. Temperature tolerance is another critical aspect of the CISCO DS-SFP-FC32G-LW, with an operating range from 0 °C to 70 °C. This wide range ensures reliability and performance under varied environmental conditions. Additionally, the storage temperature range from -40 °C to 85 °C offers flexibility and durability, guaranteeing that the transceiver can withstand extreme conditions without degradation in performance. Key features include: -
  • Port speed of 32 Gbps for high-bandwidth applications.
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  • Support for up to 6.2 miles of cable distance, enabling extensive network reach.
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  • Compatibility with Cisco MDS 9250i Switch, ensuring a reliable, integrated networking solution.
  • In summary, the CISCO DS-SFP-FC32G-LW transceiver is tailored for organizations that demand high-speed, reliable, and long-distance data transmission. Its technical specifications, including the port speed, transmit and receive power ranges, and support for long wavelengths on single-mode fiber, make it an indispensable component of modern, high-performance SANs. Additionally, its compatibility with the Cisco MDS 9250i Switch ensures that users can leverage their existing infrastructure to achieve enhanced networking capabilities. Whether for data centers, enterprise networks, or storage networks, this transceiver offers a potent combination of speed, reliability, and distance coverage, making it an essential upgrade for advanced networking requirements.


    Item Number CISCO DS-SFP-FC32G-LW
    Manufacturer Cisco
    Transmission Speed 32 Gbps
    Highest Transmit Power 2 dBm
    Lowest Transmit Power -5 dBm
    Operating Receive Power Range -11.4 dBm to 2 dBm
    Optical Wavelength 1310 nm
    Type of Fiber Single-Mode Fiber (SMF)
    Fiber Core Diameter 9.0 Micron
    Symbol Rate 14025 Gigabaud (GBd)
    Maximum Cable Length 10 kilometers
    Operational Temperature Range Min 0 °C
    Operational Temperature Range Max 70 °C
    Storage Temperature Range Min -40 °C
    Storage Temperature Range Max 85 °C
    Support for Longwave Transmission Yes
    Compatible With Cisco MDS 9250i Switch
    Average Minimum Output Power -5.0 dBm
    Average Maximum Output Power 2.0 dBm
    Average Minimum Input Power -11.4 dBm
    Average Maximum Input Power 2 dBm

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