The InfinityLink utilizes a common set of externally accessible, SFP, SFP+, and XFP optical and electrical IOs that are both an optical transmitter and wide band receiver and feature standard LC connectors. For ease of deployment and sparing, InfinityLink SFPs are designed to be compatible across virtually the entire platform.

Artel designed the InfinityLink to be the most easily deployed and maintained fiber optic transport system ever developed. This included designing the system with a common set of externally installed SFP/XFP optics that are available in 1310 nm, 1550 nm, 18 CWDM, and 40 DWDM channels and include a wide band optical receiver. This enables a variety of flexible deployments with significantly less stocked optical components. Compatibility with InfinityLink, MegaWav, and other ITU G694 standard multiplexers allows creation of flexible fiber efficient optical networks.

SFPs, SFP+s, and XFPs

A complete list of SFP, SFP+, and XFP products and specifications is available in the SFP/XFP datasheet.

Industry standard SFP, SFP+, and XFP transceivers transmit and receive in one flexible unit

Formats supported:

  • 2.970 Gb/s 3G-SDI (SMPTE 424M)
  • 1.485 Gb/s HD-SDI (SMPTE 292)
  • SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M-C ITU 656)
  • SDTI (SMPTE 305M)
  • Composite analog video & audio (NTSC, PAL)
  • 19.39 Mb/s ATSC (SMPTE 310M)
  • 10/100/1000/100000 Ethernet

Industry standard wavelengths:

  • 1310 nm
  • 1550 nm
  • CWDM (ITU G.694.2)
  • DWDM (ITU G.694.1)

Up to 33dB loss budget

LC/PC optical connectors
Electrical options: RJ45, HD-BNC, HDMI

Compatible with:

  • InfinityLink media transport platform optical filters
  • MegaWav
  • Other ITU G.694 standard filters

WDM and CWDM support transmission and reception of SDI and HD-SDI pathological patterns