What is the difference between XENPAK, XPAK and X2 ?
2017-06-24
The X2 with the same function as Xenpak, but with a smaller size that allows more port density. Figure 1 and the below list shows the comparison between XENPAK and X2 optics.
Figure 1 Typical Xenpak,XPAK vs X2
A brief comparison between XENPAK and X2
What is the difference between XENPAK, XPAK and X2 ?
 
Transceivers X2 XPAK XENPAK  
Mechanical Dimension Smallest Bigger Biggest  
Data Rate 10Gb/s 10Gb/s 10Gb/s  
Types CX4,SR,LR,LRM,ER,
ZR,CWDM,DWDM
CX4,SR,LR,LRM,ER,
ZR,CWDM,DWDM
CX4,SR,LR,LRM,ER,
ZR,CWDM,DWDM
 
Interface XAUI XAUI XAUI  
Standard X2 MSA XPAK MSA XENPAK MSA  
Connector Copper or SC Copper or SC Copper or SC  
Price A litter lower NA higher

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