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What is the difference between SFP DD and DSFP?
Knowledge Base + 2024.01.08

As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, I don't have specific information on a widely recognized standard or product named "DSFP." However, I can provide information about SFP-DD (Double Density) as it is a defined industry standard for enhanced small form-factor pluggable transceivers.

  1. SFP-DD (Double Density):

    • SFP-DD is an extension of the traditional SFP form factor, designed to support higher data rates by doubling the electrical lanes. The SFP-DD specification allows for the use of two rows of electrical contacts on the edge of the module instead of the single row found in standard SFP modules.

    • SFP-DD modules can support both 1x (traditional SFP) and 2x (double density) configurations, making them backward compatible with existing SFP ports.

    • The SFP-DD MSA (Multi-Source Agreement) defines the specifications for these modules and ensures interoperability among different manufacturers' products.

  2. DSFP (Data SFP):

    • "DSFP" is not a widely recognized industry term or standard as of my last knowledge update. It's possible that it could refer to a proprietary or specific product designation used by a particular vendor or within a specific context.

    • Without more context or specific details about DSFP, it's challenging to provide a direct comparison with SFP-DD.

If "DSFP" refers to a product or standard introduced after my last update, I recommend checking the latest documentation and specifications from the relevant vendors or industry bodies for the most accurate and up-to-date information. Always refer to the official documentation and standards associated with specific products to understand their features, compatibility, and use cases.