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What is SX and LX?

SX stands for short wavelength. The standard specifies a distance capability between 220 meters and 550 meters. 1000BASE-LX can run over both single mode fiber and multimode fiber with a distance of up to 10 km and 550 m, respectively.

What is 1000BASE ZX?

1000BASE-ZX is a non-standard but multi-vendor term to refer to Gigabit Ethernet transmission using 1,550 nm wavelength to achieve distances of at least 70 kilometres (43 miles) over single-mode fiber.

What is LX in SFP?

The “LX” in 1000BASE-LX stands for long wavelength, indicating that this version of Gigabit Ethernet is intended for use with long-wavelength transmissions (1270–1355 nm) over long cable runs of fiber optic cabling.

What does SX stand for in fiber?


Acronym Definition
1000BASE-SX Gigabit Ethernet, Fiber, Short Haul, Multimode

What is 1000BASE-ZX?

What is the difference between 100BASE TX and 100BASE FX?

The 100 Base-TX cables can support data speeds up to 100 meters and must possess minimum recommended node length of 2.5 meters between two cables. 100Base FX: In FX, the cable uses two pairs of fiber to support more than 100 Mbps.

Which is better 100BASE FX or 100BASE SX?

100Base-SX is the lower cost alternative to 100Base-FX. It uses 850nm light and can only operate at distance up to 300 meters. 100Base-BX is version of Fast Ethernet over a single strand of optical fiber.

How big is a Cisco 100base-lx10 SFP link?

The Cisco 100BASE-LX10 SFP operates on ordinary single-mode fiber-optic (SMF) link spans up to 10 km long. GLC-FE-100LX modules operate in Fast Ethernet or dual-rate Fast/Gigabit Ethernet ports of Cisco switches and routers.

What’s the difference between 1000baseSX and 1000baseLX?

1000baseSX is a short range (multimode mostly) standard for gigabit using light emiting diodes. 1000baseLX is a longange (mostly single mode) standard for gigabit using laser emiting diodes. I tried to remain child-like, all I acheived was childish.

What kind of cabling does GLC-fe-100zx use?

GLC-FE-100ZX modules operate in Fast Ethernet or dual-rate Fast/Gigabit Ethernet ports of Cisco switches and routers. The 100BASE-T SFP operates on standard Category 5 unshielded twisted-pair copper cabling of link lengths up to 100 m (328 ft).