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SFP vs. SFP+
On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 09:04:29PM -0600, Frank Bulk wrote:
> Are there are any optics that plug into 10G ports but have a copper or
> optical 1G interface? There's some equipment that I'm specing where
> it is $10K for a multi-port 1G card, even while I really may only
> *occasionally* need a single 1G port and there's a free 10G port for
> me to use.
It doesn't work that way. The closest you can get is that the device can
support either 1G or 10G in the same port (since SFP and SFP+ are
physically and electrically the same), but it requires support from the
device (since both PHYs have to be implemented).
Richard A Steenbergen <ras at e-gerbil.net> http://www.e-gerbil.net/ras
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