ProLabs Transceivers

ProLabs offers an extensive range of optical & copper transceivers to fit your requirements.

From the 100BASE-FX up to 40GB products, covering optical and copper transceivers such as GBIC, SFP, Xenpaks, XFP, X2 and SFP+. ProLabs' transceivers are standards based and come with lifetime warranties.

All ProLabs products comply with the MSA (Multi Source Agreement).

Use our Transceiver Selector to help narrow your search and find the right part.


The 7 Main Product Sets Within the Transceivers Range:

GBICs (Gigabit Interface Converter) -
Standard transceivers, commonly used with Gigabit Ethernet and fibre channel.

SFPs (Small Form Pluggable) -
Available in different ranges using the following wavelengths 850nm, 1310nm, 1550nm. There are also Bi-Directional variants. They are available with capability for data rates up to 4.25 Gbit.

XFPs -
Transceivers with capability for data rates up to 10 Gigabits

X2s -
Transceivers with capability for 10 Gigabit data transfer.

Xenpaks -
Transceivers with capability for 10 Gigabit data transfer.

SFP+ -
Transceivers with capability of 10 Gigabit data transfer.

Transceivers with capability of 40 Gigabit data transfer.

ProLabs also offers WDM Solutions

CWDM and DWDM transceivers available in GBIC, SFP, XENPAK, X2, XFP and SFP+. Within these six product ranges, ProLabs offers the following catagories:


  • Copper - 1000BaseT
  • SX - Short Haul (range up to 500metres)
  • LX - Long Haul (range up to 10kms*)
  • ZX - Extended Reach (range up to 70kms)
  • EZX - Extended Reach + (range up to 120kms)


  • Copper - CX4 Modules
  • SR - Short Range (range up to 300metres)
  • LR - Long Range (range up to 10kms)
  • ER - Extended Reach (range up to 40kms)
  • ZR - Extended Reach + (range up to 80kms)
  • LX4 - Extended Reach + (range up to 300metres)

(*Depending on what type of fibre is being used: Multimode or Singlemode)

ProLabs Direct Attach Cables (DAC)

ProLabs range of Direct Attach Cooper Cable Assembly are based on 10G Ethernet IEEE 802.3ae standard, fibre channel and SFF 8431 standard, perfect for 10GBase Ethernet, 10GFC and Serial Data Transmission

  • Up to 11 GBd bi-directional data links
  • Compliant with SFF8431
  • AC coupled inputs and outputs
  • Enhanced EMI design
  • ROHS Compliance
  • Compliant with 10GFC
  • Hot-pluggable SFP+ footprint
  • 100 Ohm differential impedance
  • Single power supply 3.3V
  • Operating temperature range: OºC to 70°C
ProLabs DACs are compatible with the following manufacturers:

Alcatel             Brocade-Foundry             Cisco                Enterasys               Extreme                Force 10

HP                   Huawei                             H3C                  Juniper