What is CFP | C Form Factor Pluggable

This page describes basics of CFP (C Form Factor Pluggable) and mentions types of CFP (C Form Factor Pluggable).

The CFP stands for C Form Factor Pluggable. Here letter "c" indicates number 100 which refers to 100 GB (Gigabit) Ethernet system. The CFP is a multi-source agreement (MSA) to produce common form factor used for transmission of high speed digital signals. The CFP transceiver is specified by MSA among various competing manufacturers.

There are various types of CFP viz. CFP, CFP2, CFP4 and CFP8. Following table describes difference between CFP, CFP2, CFP4 and CFP8.

CFP vs CFP2 vs CFP4 vs CFP8 specifications table

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