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Product Line: HP MSA Storage Series
Product Type: Storage system
Original price $0.00 - Original price $201.00
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Current price $201.00
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Product Description

The Q8N53A HP SFP transceiver operates with a minimum power supply voltage of 3.13V and a maximum power supply voltage of 3.47V, supporting a maximum power supply current of 250mA. Designed for Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications, it offers data rates ranging from 1.063Gbps to 1.25Gbps, and can maintain signal integrity over a maximum distance of 550m on 50/125µm MMF. This transceiver ensures compatibility across a wide range of operational conditions, with storage temperatures from -40°C to 85°C, and operating humidity levels between 5% and 95%.

Key Feature for the Q8N53A

  • What is the minimum supply voltage required for the SFP transceiver?
    The minimum supply voltage required is 4.04V.
  • Regarding part number with a typical data rate for Gigabit Ethernet, what is the value?
    The typical data rate for Gigabit Ethernet is 1.25Gbps.
  • How does the operating temperature range for the SFP transceiver?
    The operating temperature range is from -40°C to 85°C.
  • Can you specify the maximum distance the SFP transceiver can cover?
    The maximum distance covered by the SFP transceiver is 550m.
  • What are the minimum and maximum operating humidity levels for this device?
    The operating humidity levels range from 5% to 95%.
  • What is the data rate for Fibre Channel supported by this part?
    The Fibre Channel supports a data rate of 1.063Gbps.
  • What range of power supply voltage is acceptable for proper operation?
    The acceptable power supply voltage range is from 3.13V to 3.47V.
  • What is the maximum power supply current for the device?
    The maximum power supply current is 250 mA.
  • What are the minimum and maximum single-ended data input swing values?
    The data input swing values range from 250mV to 1200mV.
  • What is the input differential impedance of the SFP transceiver?
    The input differential impedance is 100Ω.

Product Review

The HP Q8N53A offers a solid performance with its data rates of 1.063 to 1.25Gbps, suitable for both Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications, ensuring compatibility across diverse network architectures. However, its operational temperature and humidity ranges are quite broad (-40°C to 85°C and 5% to 95% respectively), which might limit its deployment in extreme environments without additional climate control measures. Furthermore, the transceiver's maximum distance of 550m on 50/125µm MMF may not meet the needs of networks requiring longer reach without signal quality degradation or the use of repeaters.


The HP Q8N53A is a small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceiver designed for high-speed data transmission. Engineered to support both Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel networks, this transceiver is versatile for various networking environments. It offers a typical data rate of 1.25 Gbps for Ethernet and 1.063 Gbps for Fibre Channel applications, ensuring efficient data flow across network infrastructures. Power supply requirements for the HP Q8N53A are specifically designed to ensure reliable operation. The device operates within a minimum power supply voltage of 3.13 V and a maximum of 3.47 V, with a maximum power supply current of 250 mA. These specifications guarantee that the transceiver maintains optimal performance while managing power efficiently. Temperature and humidity ranges for the device are broad, indicating its ability to perform in diverse environmental conditions. It operates effectively within a case temperature range of -40°C to 85°C. Similarly, it can withstand storage temperatures ranging from -40°C to 85°C. Humidity tolerance is also substantial, with the device functioning correctly in environments with 5% to 95% humidity. These features ensure that the HP Q8N53A maintains its functionality and reliability across various temperatures and humidity levels. In terms of connectivity, the HP Q8N53A excels with its maximum distance capability of 550 meters on 50/125µm multimode fiber (MMF), facilitating long-range data transmission without sacrificing signal integrity. This makes it an ideal choice for extended network configurations where data must travel significant distances. Electrical specifications of the HP Q8N53A include an input differential impedance of 100Ω, ensuring compatibility with standard network equipment. The transceiver supports a minimum single-ended data input swing of 250 mV and a maximum of 1200 mV, accommodating a range of signal strengths for flexible networking solutions. Furthermore, the device features clearly defined transmit disable voltage ranges, with a minimum TX Disable-High of Vcc-1.3 V and a maximum of Vcc V, alongside a TX Disable-Low ranging from Vee V to Vee+0.8 V. These parameters allow for precise control over the transceiver's operation, enhancing its utility in complex network setups.
  • Transceiver Type: SFP, fitting seamlessly into compatible networking equipment.
  • Max. Distance: 550 meters, supporting long-range data transmission applications.
  • Data Rate: Supports 1.063-1.25 Gbps, catering to both Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel networks.
The HP Q8N53A transceiver is engineered to meet the demands of modern networking requirements. Its comprehensive range of hardware specifications, including power supply voltages, operational temperatures, and data transmission capabilities, make it a reliable choice for enhancing network performance. Whether deployed in data centers, corporate networks, or storage area networks, this transceiver offers a blend of speed, flexibility, and durability for various networking tasks.


Part Number Q8N53A
Manufacturer HP
Lowest Voltage for Operation -0.5V
Operating Voltage Range Start 4.04V
Minimum Temperature for Storage -40°C
Maximum Temperature for Storage 85°C
Operating Temperature Range Low -40°C
Operating Temperature Range High 85°C
Operating Humidity Minimum 5%
Operating Humidity Maximum 95%
Gigabit Ethernet Data Speed 1.25Gbps
Fibre Channel Data Speed 1.063Gbps
Maximum Length for 50/125µm MMF 550m
Minimum Voltage Requirement 3.13V
Maximum Voltage Allowed 3.47V
Peak Current Consumption 250mA
Differential Input Impedance 100Ω
Minimum Data Input Amplitude 250mV
Maximum Data Input Amplitude 1200mV
TX Disable Activation Threshold High Vcc-1.3V
TX Disable Non-Activation Voltage High VccV
TX Disable Voltage Low Start VeeV
TX Disable Voltage Low End Vee+0.8V
Type of Transceiver SFP
Maximum Transmission Distance 550m
Supported Data Rate Range 1.063-1.25Gbps

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