XFP modules are hot-swappable and protocol-independent. They typically operate at near-infrared wavelengths (colors) of 850 nm, 1310 nm or 1550 nm. Principal applications include 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gbit/s Fibre Channel, synchronous optical networking (SONET) at OC-192 rates, synchronous optical networking STM-64, 10 Gbit/s Optical Transport Network(OTN) OTU-2, and parallel optics links. They can operate over a single wavelength or use dense wavelength-division multiplexing techniques. They include digital diagnostics that provide management that were added to the SFF-8472 standard. XFP modules use an LC fiber connector type to achieve higher density.
The XFP specification was developed by the XFP Multi Source Agreement Group. It is an informal agreement of an industry group, not officially endorsed by any standards body. The first preliminary specification was published on March 27, 2002. The first public release was on July 19, 2002. It was adopted on March 3, 2003, and updated with minor updates through August 31, 2005.
Dual Fiber XFP/VCSEL 850nm PIN/300M/10G/DDM/0-70C or -40~+85C/LC/XFP SR/XFP 850 MM
Dual Fiber XFP/DFB 1310nmPIN/10KM/10G/DDM/0-70C or -40~+85C/LC/XFP LR/XFP 10KM
Dual Fiber XFP/DFB 1310nmPIN/20KM/10G/DDM/0-70C or -40~+85C/LC/XFP LR/XFP 20KM
Dual Fiber XFP/DFB 1310nmPIN/40KM/10G/DDM/0-70C or -40~+85C/LC/XFP ER/XFP 40KM
Dual Fiber XFP/DFB 1550nmPIN/40KM/10G/DDM/0-70C or -40~+85C/LC/XFP ER/XFP 40KM
Dual Fiber XFP/DFB 1550nmAPD/80KM/10G/DDM/0-70C or -40~+85C/LC/XFP ZR/XFP 80KM