The SFP fiber optic sub-board is a dual-channel optical connection device that can be added to any fiber-ready board to provide optical input, optical output, or both. SFPs support single-mode fiber connections using compact, stable LC connectors.
Using these SFPs, ordinary boards can be made into fiber-capable baords eliminating the wasted space and additional cost of dedicated fiber conversion boards. The SFP approach also means that maintenance replacement and upgrade are simple tasks.
High-definition signals often require signal transport above the limit of conventional cables. Optical connections go further while providing electrical isolation. They can also be multiplexed for extremely compact solutions even in adverse environments. These SFPs support single-mode fiber which carries 3G/HD/SD SDI signals substantially further than multi-mode.