X2 to SFP+ converter module
(used together with optical transceiver SFP+)

The CVR-X2-SFP+ converts a 10 Gigabit Ethernet X2 port into a 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ port. With the converter module, customers have the flexibility to use the 10 Gigabit X2 interface port of a switch with SFP+ modules. This flexibility is critical when the specific type of interface is not available in one or the other form factor or when customers want to use the same form factor for interfaces across multiple platforms deployed in their network.

Optical transceivers

Future proof

X2 is a legacy form factor, whereas SFP+ is now the form factor of choice. If switch is exchanged, SFP+ can be reused.

Switch longevity

X2s only usually available in SR, LR, ER, ZR.  Whereas with the converter, BIDI, CWDM, DWDM is supported

Fewer spares

  • No X2 modules required as spare, just the converter
  • Tunable DWDM transceivers can be used. All the benefits of SFP+ transceivers

More options

  • X2 to SFP+ DAC
  • Complete SFP+ portfolio available