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How the MA-QSFP-40G-SR4 Transceiver Helps a Business Improve It’s Network Performance?

July, 19 2023

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MA-QSFP-40G-SR4

 

Ultimate Solution for Faster Data Transmission

The Cisco MA-QSFP-40G-SR4 transceiver is designed to work with Cisco Meraki network equipment. This is a small form-factor transceiver that provides faster communication between switches and other networking components. 

Cisco MA-QSFP-40G-SR4 Compatible QSFP+ Transceiver adopts 12 Fibers MTP/MPO Male connectors, reaching a link up to 150m over OM4 MMF (100m over OM3). It is configured and verified to work with Meraki data center switches, routers, network interface cards (NICs), and other optical transport devices in 40G Ethernet and high-performance computing networks applications. 

It is an excellent substitute for OEM transceivers at a much lower cost. However, QSFP-40G-SR4 transceivers are also Cisco Compatible Transceivers and can be compatible with Cisco Meraki network equipment and has a lot of features and benefits similar to Cisco MA-QSFP-40G-SR4 transceivers.

Let’s understand more about the QSFP-40G-SR4 transceivers in this article.

MA-QSFP-40G-SR4

Table of Contents:

  1. Cisco QSFP-40G-SR4 Transceivers
  2. Features and benefits of Cisco Transceivers QSFP modules
  3. Cisco QSFP 40G transceiver portfolio overview
  4. Technical specifications
  5. Product specifications
  6. Physical and Operational Characteristics
  7. Regulatory and standards compliance

Cisco QSFP-40G-SR4 Transceivers

The Cisco compatible transceivers of 40GBASE-SR4 QSFP Modules provide connection lengths of 100 and 150 meters on laser-optimized OM3 and OM4/OM5 multimode fibers, respectively. Its primary use is to provide high-bandwidth 40G optical communications via 12-fiber parallel fiber terminated with MPO/MTP multi fiber female connectors. 

It can also be utilized in a 4x10G breakout mode for compatibility with 10GBASE-SR and SFP-10/25G-CSR-S (in 10G mode) interfaces on OM3 and OM4/OM5 fibers up to 100 and 150 meters, respectively. 

The  4x10G mode operation is enabled by optimizing the Cisco QSFP-40G-SR4’s transmit and receive optical characteristics to prevent receiver overload or unnecessary triggering of alarm thresholds on the 10GBASE-SR and SFP-10/25G-CSR-S (in 10G mode) receivers, while remaining fully interoperable with all standard 40GBASE-SR4 interfaces.

An external 12-fiber parallel to 2-fiber duplex breakout cable links the 40GBASE-SR4 module to four 10GBASE-SR optical ports, allowing for 4x10G connection. 

Cisco QSFP-40G-SR4 transceivers are designed to work with any:

  •  IEEE 40GBASE-SR4 and, in 4x10G mode, 
  • 10GBASE-SR and SFP-10/25G-CSR (in 10G mode).

Features and benefits of Cisco Transceivers QSFP modules

  •     Hot-swappable input/output device that plugs into a 40 Gigabit Ethernet Cisco QSFP port
  •     Interoperable with other IEEE-compliant 40GBASE interfaces where applicable
  •     Certified and tested on Cisco QSFP 40G ports for superior performance, quality, and reliability
  •     High-speed electrical interface compliant to the IEEE 802.3ba standard
  •     QSFP Form factor, 2-wire I2C communication interface and other low-speed electrical interface compliant to SFF 8436 and QSFP Multi Source Agreement (MSA).

Cisco QSFP 40G transceivers portfolio overview 

Technical specifications

The technical specifications for platform support, connections, and cabling are listed below.

Platform support

Cisco QSFP modules can be used with Cisco switches and routers. 

Connectors and cabling

The connector and cabling specifications are listed below.

Cabling Characteristics

Optical Characteristics

Product specifications

The below table provides cabling specifications for the Cisco QSFP modules.

Regulatory and standards compliance

Standards:

  •     GR-20-CORE: Generic Requirements for Optical Fiber and Optical Fiber Cable
  •     GR-326-CORE: Generic Requirements for Single-Mode Optical Connectors and Jumper Assemblies
  •     GR-1435-CORE: Generic Requirements for Multi Fiber Optical Connectors
  •     IEEE 802.3ba (-SR4, -LR4)
  •     IEEE 802.3ae (-CSR4)
  •     QSFP+ MSA SFF-8436
  •     SFP+ MSA SFF-8431 and -8461
  •     RoHS 6

Safety:

  •     Cable jacket of QSFP copper modules is UL E116441 Compliant
  •     QSFP copper cables are ELV Compliant

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If you are looking to buy MA-QSFP-40G-SR4 Cisco transceiver or Cisco Compatible Transceivers, get in touch with us today!

We are a distributor of Cisco compatible transceivers. Check out our range of transceivers. 

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QSFP modules are typically available in a variety of configurations: 4 x 1 Gbps QSFP, 4x10Gbps QSFP+, 4x28Gbps QSFP28. The most recent variants, QSFP+ and QSFP28, offer a wide range of 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps applications. Both the QSFP+ and QSFP28 modules have four transmit and four receiver channels.

Cisco QSFP-40G-SR4 transceivers support multimode fiber connections.

It can transmit data at up to 40 Gigabits per second.

No, it is compatible only with multi-mode fiber optic cables

The typical maximum reach is around 100 meters.

Yes, it complies with various industry standards and protocols

No, Cisco QSFP-40G-SR4 cannot be used in a 10G or 100G network environment as it is designed specifically for 40G network environments.

The Cisco 40GBASE-SR4 QSFP Modules provide connection lengths of 100 and 150 meters on laser-optimized OM3 and OM4/OM5 multimode fibers, respectively. Its primary use is to provide high-bandwidth 40G optical communications via 12-fiber parallel fiber terminated with MPO/MTP multi fiber female connectors. Cisco 40GBASE-CSR4 QSFP Modules increase the IEEE 40GBASE-SR4 interface's reach to 300 and 400 meters, respectively, using laser-optimized OM3 and OM4/OM5 multimode parallel fiber. In short, QSFP-40G-CSR4 offers longer reach compared to the QSFP-40G-SR4.

Yes, it is hot-pluggable, and proper handling and ESD precautions are essential during installation.

There might be issues related to compatibility with different networking equipment and switched. Therefore, it's essential to check compatibility matrices to ensure seamless integration with your networking equipment.

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