Cisco MGBSX1 Transceiver Module
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Cisco MGBSX1 GBIC SFP Ethernet Transceiver 1Gbps Factory New

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MGBSX1 1 Gigabyte Per Second (GBPS) Gigabit Ethernet 550m 850nm Duplex Low Current (LC) Connector GBIC Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Multi-mode Optical Fiber Transceiver | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Product Overview of the Transceiver Module

In the dynamic landscape of networking technologies, the Cisco MGBSX1 GBIC SFP Ethernet Transceiver stands out as a pivotal component, driving connectivity with its 1 Gbps Gigabit Ethernet capability. This comprehensive guide delves into the intricacies of the Cisco MGBSX1, exploring its features, benefits, and applications. From its fundamental design to practical deployment scenarios, we'll navigate through the essential aspects of this high-performance transceiver.

Understanding the Basics

GBIC SFP Ethernet Transceiver

To embark on the exploration of the Cisco MGBSX1, it's crucial to grasp the concept of a GBIC (Gigabit Interface Converter) SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) Ethernet Transceiver. These compact devices play a pivotal role in networking by facilitating the exchange of data between devices over Ethernet connections. The Cisco MGBSX1, in particular, is designed to operate at 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second), making it a valuable asset in high-speed networking environments.

The Significance of 1 Gbps Gigabit Ethernet

Gigabit Ethernet has become the standard for high-performance networking, providing a data transfer rate of 1 billion bits per second. This level of speed is indispensable in today's data-driven world, where seamless communication and rapid data exchange are imperative for businesses and individuals alike.

Cisco MGBSX1 Features

Form-factor and Design

The Cisco MGBSX1 adheres to the SFP form factor, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of networking equipment. Its small size and hot-swappable nature make it a versatile choice for various networking applications. The transceiver's design not only prioritizes functionality but also emphasizes ease of use and integration.

Data Transfer Speed

At the core of the Cisco MGBSX1's appeal is its ability to transmit data at 1 Gbps. This speed is a game-changer for organizations requiring high-bandwidth connections to support data-intensive tasks, such as video streaming, large file transfers, and real-time collaboration.

Wavelength and Fiber Compatibility

The MGBSX1 operates over multimode fiber optics, utilizing a specific wavelength for optimal performance. Understanding the compatibility of this transceiver with different types of fiber optics is crucial for selecting the right infrastructure components and ensuring seamless connectivity.

Distance Coverage

Another critical feature of the Cisco MGBSX1 is its distance coverage. The transceiver is designed to operate over a specified range, making it essential to consider the networking environment's physical layout and size when planning its deployment.

Advantages of the Cisco MGBSX1

Enhanced Bandwidth

By offering a 1 Gbps Gigabit Ethernet connection, the MGBSX1 significantly enhances bandwidth, allowing for faster and more efficient data transfer. This is particularly beneficial in environments with high data traffic, such as data centers and enterprise networks.


The modular and hot-swappable nature of the MGBSX1 contributes to network scalability. Organizations can easily expand their network infrastructure by adding or upgrading transceivers without disrupting existing operations, providing a cost-effective solution for growth.

Reliability and Performance

Cisco is synonymous with reliability in the networking industry, and the MGBSX1 is no exception. Its robust design and adherence to industry standards ensure consistent performance, reducing the risk of network downtime and improving overall reliability.

Applications and Use Cases

Data Centers

In the context of data centers, where large volumes of data are processed and transferred, the Cisco MGBSX1 finds a natural fit. Its high-speed connectivity and compatibility with multimode fiber optics make it an ideal choice for interconnecting servers, storage systems, and other critical components within the data center infrastructure.

Enterprise Networks

Enterprise networks, characterized by a multitude of connected devices and diverse communication needs, benefit from the MGBSX1's scalability and performance. Whether used for connecting switches, routers, or other networking equipment, this transceiver plays a crucial role in ensuring seamless communication within the enterprise environment.

Campus Networks

Campus networks, spanning educational institutions, corporate campuses, and similar environments, rely on high-performance networking components to facilitate communication and collaboration. The Cisco MGBSX1, with its Gigabit Ethernet capabilities, supports the demands of such networks, enabling smooth data exchange and connectivity.

General Information about the Cisco MGBSX1

Performance of Transceiver Module

  • Interface: SFP (mini-GBIC)
  • Data Transfer Rate: 1 Gbps Gigabit Ethernet
  • Connectivity Media:
  • 50/125 µm Multi-mode Optical Fiber
  • 62.5/125 µm Multi-mode Optical Fiber

Distance Supported

  • 902.23 ft - 62.5/125 µm Optical Fiber
  • 721.78 ft - 62.5/125 µm Optical Fiber
  • 1804.46 ft - 50/125 µm Optical Fiber
  • 1640.42 ft - 50/125 µm Optical Fiber

Environmental Conditions

  • Temperature:
  • Storage: -4°F (-20°C) to 158°F (70°C)
  • Operating: 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C)
  • Humidity:
  • Storage: 5% to 95% Non-condensing
  • Operating: 0% to 85% Non-condensing

Additional Information on Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver

  • Transmitter Spec:
  • Power: -9.5 to -4 dBm
  • Receiver Spec:
  • Sensitivity: -20 to -17dBm
  • Input Power: -20 to -17 dBm
  • Stress Sensitivity:
  • 50/125 um: -13.5dBm
  • 62.5/125 um: -12.5dBm
  • Wavelength: 850 nm (850nm TYP., 830-860nm) MMF
  • 62.5/125um MMF at 160 MHz/km, up to 220m
  • 62.5/125um MMF at 200 MHz/km, up to 275m
  • 50/125um MMF at 400 MHz/km, up to 500m
  • 50/125um MMF at 500 MHz/km, up to 550m


  • SR2024 - 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch
  • SR224G - 24-Port 10/100 + 1-Port Gigabit Switch + 1 MiniGBIC
  • SRW2016 - 16-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch with WebView
  • SRW2024 - 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch with WebView
  • SRW224 - 24-port 10/100 + 2-Port Gigabit Switch with WebView

In short, the Cisco MGBSX1 GBIC SFP Ethernet Transceiver emerges as a robust and versatile component in the realm of networking. With its 1 Gbps Gigabit Ethernet capability, the transceiver addresses the growing demand for high-speed connectivity in diverse environments, from data centers to enterprise networks. By understanding its features, advantages, and applications, network administrators can make informed decisions regarding deployment, ensuring a reliable and high-performance networking infrastructure. As technology continues to advance, the Cisco MGBSX1 stands poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of networking.

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