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Cisco X2-10GB-LR 10GBASE-LR SMF Transceiver Duplex SC New

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X2-10GB-LR 10 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Long Reach (LR) Single-Mode Fiber 10km 1310nm Wired Duplex SC Connector X2 Transceiver Module | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Understanding the X2-10GB-LR Transceiver Module

In the realm of networking and telecommunications, the X2-10GB-LR transceiver module plays a crucial role in facilitating high-speed data transfer over long distances. This article aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the X2-10GB-LR, breaking down its key components, specifications, and applications. The X2-10GB-LR is a transceiver module designed for 10 Gigabytes Per Second (Gbps) data transfer rates. Its primary function is to enable communication between network devices by converting electrical signals into optical signals and vice versa. The 'LR' in its name stands for Long Reach, indicating its capability to transmit data over extended distances.

Technical Specifications of Cisco X2-10GB-LR 10GBASE-LR SMF TransceiverData Transfer Rate

The X2-10GB-LR operates at a blazing speed of 10 Gbps, making it suitable for high-bandwidth applications where swift data transfer is essential.

Single-Mode Fiber

This transceiver module is specifically designed for use with Single-Mode Fiber (SMF) optic cables. Single-Mode Fiber allows for the transmission of light signals along a single path, minimizing signal distortion and enabling efficient data transmission over long distances.


Operating at a wavelength of 1310nm, the X2-10GB-LR utilizes a specific portion of the electromagnetic spectrum for optimal signal transmission. This wavelength ensures compatibility with the characteristics of Single-Mode Fiber.

Wired Duplex

The X2-10GB-LR employs a wired duplex configuration, meaning it can transmit and receive data simultaneously over two separate channels. This duplex arrangement enhances the bidirectional communication capabilities of the transceiver module.

SC Connector

The X2-10GB-LR features an SC (Subscriber Connector) optical connector. The SC connector is a popular choice for its ease of use and efficient light coupling, ensuring reliable connections between the transceiver module and the optical fiber.

Transmission Distance

With a remarkable reach of 10 kilometers, the X2-10GB-LR is ideal for establishing connections across vast geographical areas. This extended range makes it suitable for applications where long-distance data transmission is a requirement.

Applications of X2-10GB-LR SC connector Transceiver Module

The versatility of the X2-10GB-LR transceiver module makes it applicable in various networking scenarios. Some key applications include:

Enterprise Networking

In large corporate environments where high-speed data transfer is crucial, the X2-10GB-LR finds its place in connecting servers, switches, and other networking equipment over considerable distances.

Data Centers

Within data centers handling massive amounts of information, the X2-10GB-LR facilitates the rapid exchange of data between servers and storage devices, contributing to the overall efficiency of the data center infrastructure.


Telecommunication networks require reliable and high-speed connections over extended distances. The X2-10GB-LR ensures seamless communication between different network nodes, supporting the backbone of telecommunications systems.

Metropolitan Area Networks

In metropolitan areas where networks cover larger geographical areas, the X2-10GB-LR's long-reach capability becomes crucial. It enables seamless communication between different parts of a city, supporting applications such as video conferencing, cloud computing, and more.

High-Performance Computing

In the realm of high-performance computing, where quick data access and transfer are paramount, the X2-10GB-LR aids in establishing fast and stable connections between computing clusters and storage systems.

Future Trends and Advancements of 10 Gigabit Ethernet Module

As technology continues to advance, it's essential to consider potential future trends that may impact the X2-10GB-LR and its role in networking.

  • Higher Data Rates: With the ever-increasing demand for faster data transmission, future iterations of transceiver modules may support even higher data rates, pushing the boundaries of what is currently possible.
  • Integration with Emerging Technologies: The X2-10GB-LR may evolve to integrate seamlessly with emerging technologies such as 5G networks, edge computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT). This integration would position it as a key player in the evolving landscape of interconnected devices.
  • Energy Efficiency: Future developments may focus on enhancing the energy efficiency of transceiver modules like the X2-10GB-LR. This could involve innovations in power consumption and heat dissipation, aligning with global efforts toward more sustainable technologies.

The model Cisco transceiver module is designed to deliver high performance and reliability for 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) over single-mode fiber.

In terms of performance, it supports a maximum data rate of 10 Gbps and uses a wavelength of 1310 nm, which allows it to transmit signals over long distances of up to 10 kilometers. The module also uses a high-quality laser to minimize attenuation and maximize signal strength, resulting in a low bit error rate (BER) and high signal integrity.

In terms of reliability, the X2-10GB-LR is designed to operate in a wide range of temperatures between -5 and 70 Celsius. It also features a built-in digital diagnostic monitoring (DDM) function, which allows for real-time monitoring of module parameters such as temperature, voltage, and laser bias current. This helps ensure that the module is operating within its specified parameters and can alert network administrators to any potential issues before they cause a disruption in service.

The module also has a high MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) which is a metric of reliability, indicating that it is designed to have a long lifespan and require minimal maintenance. Additionally, it undergoes strict testing and quality control processes from Cisco, ensuring that it meets the high standards for performance and reliability that Cisco is known for.

Remote Management Protocol

The X2-10GB-LR Cisco transceiver module supports the use of a remote management protocol called digital diagnostic monitoring (DDM). DDM is a standard feature built into many transceiver modules, including the model, which allows network administrators to remotely monitor the status and performance of the module.

DDM allows real-time monitoring of various parameters such as temperature, voltage, and laser bias current, and it can be used to detect potential issues with the module before they cause disruptions in service. The information can be accessed through standard SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) by the network management system, allowing network administrators to monitor the module from a centralized management console.

This remote management feature is a valuable tool for monitoring the health and performance of the transceiver module and troubleshooting any issues that may arise. It also helps in proactively identifying any potential issues, preventing downtime, and increasing the overall availability of the network.

Key Information about the Cisco X2-10GB-LR 10GBPS Transceiver Module
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# X2-10GB-LR
  • Product Type: Transceiver Module
Technical Information of Transceiver
  • Data Transfer Rate: 10 Gbps
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Cabling Type: 10GBase-LR
  • Data Link Protocol: 10 GigE
  • Optical Wave Length: 1310 nm
  • Max Transfer Distance: 6.2 miles
  • Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3ae
Features for GBPS Transceiver Module
  • Transmission Range: Up to 10 km on Single-Mode Fiber at 10 Gbps
  • Transceiver Type: 1310nm Duplex X2
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 70°C
  • Digital Optical Monitoring: SFF-8724
  • Hot-swappable for X2 SC ports
  • SMARTnet coverage available for Cisco X2
  • IEEE Standards Compatibility: 802.3ae/q/k (-SR, -LR, -ER)
  • RoHS Compliance: Cisco X2-10GB-LR
  • Ethernet Compatibility: Cisco 10GBASE-LR/LW Ethernet X2
Expansions And Connectivity of Ethernet Transceiver
  • Interfaces: 1 x Ethernet 10GBase-LR - SC/PC single-mode x 2
  • Compatible Slots: 1 x X2

This Cisco module is compatible with the following devices:

  • Cisco Catalyst 3560E-12D, 3560E-12SD-E, 3560E-12SD-S, 3560E-24PD, 3560E-24TD, 3560E-48PD, 3560E-48PD-F, 3560E-48TD, 3560E-48TD-SD
  • Cisco Catalyst 3750E-24PD, 3750E-24TD, 3750E-48PD, 3750E-48PD-F, 3750E-48TD
  • Cisco 4500 Series Supervisor Engine V-10GE
  • Cisco 4948 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch
  • Cisco ME 4924-10GE
  • Cisco Supervisor Engine II-Plus-10GE

In short, the X2-10GB-LR transceiver module stands as a testament to the constant innovation in networking technology. Its impressive data transfer rate, long reach, and compatibility with Single-Mode Fiber make it a valuable component in various networking applications. Understanding its technical specifications, applications, and installation requirements is crucial for harnessing its full potential in optimizing data connectivity over extended distances. As we celebrate the one-year milestone of this technology, it's evident that the X2-10GB-LR continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of high-speed, long-distance data communication.

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