XFP & SFP Cages

XFP and SFP cages are compact pluggable transceivers constructed from robust metal frames. They are designed to be bezel mounted to an input/output panel onto the host PCB. SFP stands for small form-factor pluggable and XFP stands for 10 Gigabit small form factor pluggable. They differ in the rate at which they can transmit data and the distance over which they can do so. XFP cages can transmit data at a faster rate, meaning that XFP and SFP cages cannot be used in the same network.

What are XFP and SFP cages used for?

XFP and SFP cages have many different applications in networking and telecommunications, such as data storage, server equipment and telecommunication networks. The XFP cage integrates EMI shielding for the front, intermediate rear, upper rear and lower rear of the cage. They are suitable for use with different board thicknesses and a variety of assembly processes.

What are the different types of XFP and SFP cages?

XFP cages are available with different transmitter or receiver specifications. This enables you to choose the right transceiver for a required optical reach, for example multi-mode fibre.


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Description Price Type Gender Number of Contacts Number of Ports Body Orientation Cage Dimensions Termination Method Series Cage Height Cage Length Cage Width CAD Drawing
RS Stock No. 680-8954
Mfr. Part No.6367035-1
£3.51
Each
Units
Top Cage - - 1 - 9.25 x 13.85 x 48.8mm Solder SFP 9.25mm 48.8mm 13.85mm 3D CAD Model
RS Stock No. 717-4350
Mfr. Part No.1489962-1
£9.15
Each
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Cage Female 20 1 Right Angle 9.7 x 14 x 48.7mm Solder SFP 9.7mm 48.7mm 14mm -
RS Stock No. 164-8828
Mfr. Part No.1489962-1
£1.389
Each (In a Tray of 480)
Units
Cage Female 20 1 Right Angle 9.7 x 14 x 48.7mm Solder SFP 9.7mm 48.7mm 14mm -
RS Stock No. 164-0754
Mfr. Part No.2007263-1
£4.306
Each (In a Box of 270)
Units
Ganged Cage Female - 2 - 9.7 x 28.75 x 48.7mm Press-In SFP+ 9.7mm 48.7mm 28.75mm -
RS Stock No. 717-4388
Mfr. Part No.2007263-1
£6.58
Each
Units
Ganged Cage Female - 2 - 9.7 x 28.75 x 48.7mm Press-In SFP+ 9.7mm 48.7mm 28.75mm -
RS Stock No. 161-5607
Mfr. Part No.2007194-1
£2.763
Each (In a Tray of 144)
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Cage - - 1 - 9.46 x 14 x 48.7mm Solder SFP+ 9.46mm 48.7mm 14mm -
RS Stock No. 159-830
Mfr. Part No.SFPC-SL
BrandSamtec
£2.08
Each
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Cage - - 1 - 8.95 x 14 x 48.73mm Solder SFPC 8.95mm 48.73mm 14mm 3D CAD Model
RS Stock No. 717-4381
Mfr. Part No.2007194-1
£5.15
Each
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Cage - - 1 - 9.46 x 14 x 48.7mm Solder SFP+ 9.46mm 48.7mm 14mm -
RS Stock No. 717-4385
Mfr. Part No.2007198-1
£4.24
Each
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Cage Female - 1 - 14.5 x 14.5 x 48.7mm Press-In SFP+ 9.7mm 48.7mm 14.5mm -
RS Stock No. 161-5608
Mfr. Part No.2007198-1
£2.709
Each (In a Tray of 144)
Units
Cage Female - 1 - 14.5 x 14.5 x 48.7mm Press-In SFP+ 9.7mm 48.7mm 14.5mm -
RS Stock No. 896-7471
Mfr. Part No.74737-0010
BrandMolex
£1.775
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Units
SFP Male - 1 Horizontal 48.73 x 14 x 9.7mm Solder 74737 9.7mm 48.73mm 14mm -
RS Stock No. 167-6250
Mfr. Part No.74737-0010
BrandMolex
£1,228.42
1 Tray of 1296
Tray(s)
SFP Male - 1 Horizontal 48.73 x 14 x 9.7mm Solder 74737 9.7mm 48.73mm 14mm -
RS Stock No. 164-8106
Mfr. Part No.2057183-1
£26.046
Each (In a Box of 9)
Units
QSFP Cage & Connector Male 38 4 Straight 79 x 60.57 x 13.7mm Press-In QSFP 13.7mm 79mm 60.57mm -
RS Stock No. 756-1133
Mfr. Part No.2057183-1
£26.05
Each
Units
QSFP Cage & Connector Male 38 4 Straight 79 x 60.57 x 13.7mm Press-In QSFP 13.7mm 79mm 60.57mm -
RS Stock No. 123-6850
Mfr. Part No.SFPK-SL
BrandSamtec
£3.63
Each
Units
SFP Female - 1 Straight 14 x 48.73 x 8.95mm Solder SFPK 8.95mm 14mm 48.73mm -
RS Stock No. 158-5705
Mfr. Part No.SFPK-SL
BrandSamtec
£3.515
Each (In a Tube of 11)
Units
SFP Cage Female - - Right Angle 48.73 x 14 x 8.95mm Solder SFPK 8.95 48.73mm 14mm -
RS Stock No. 164-3161
Mfr. Part No.2007132-1
£6.696
Each (In a Tray of 176)
Units
Ganged Cage Female - 4 Straight 8.95 x 57.25 x 48.7mm Press-In SFP+ 8.95mm 48.7mm 57.25mm -
RS Stock No. 787-1701
Mfr. Part No.2007132-1
£9.27
Each
Units
Ganged Cage Female - 4 Straight 8.95 x 57.25 x 48.7mm Press-In SFP+ 8.95mm 48.7mm 57.25mm -
RS Stock No. 820-8136
Mfr. Part No.1489962-3
£12.74
Each
Units
SFP Female 20 1 Right Angle 14.5 x 48.7 x 9.7mm Solder 1489962 9.7mm 14.5mm 48.7mm -
RS Stock No. 164-4008
Mfr. Part No.1888968-1
£7.398
Each (In a Box of 128)
Units
QSFP Cage & Connector Male 38 1 Straight 22.2 x 53.5 x 13.29mm Press-In QSFP 13.29mm 22.2mm 53.5mm -
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