Mini GBIC is another name of SFP, the well known small form factor pluggable transceiver. GBIC is the Gigabit Interface Converter; both of SFP and GBIC are hot swappable modules that are usually used on the switches or routers. GBIC was designed earlier than Mini GBIC, GBIC is with a size of about 19 x 39.1 x 88.9 mm ((H x W x D), Mini GBIC is with a size of about (H x W x D): 8.5 x 13.4 x 56.5 mm, here we can see the big difference of their measurement. Mini GBIC could function same as the GBIC but it reduces about half of GBIC, so it can be regarded as an upgraded version.
Although GBIC is Gigabit Interface Converter, the Mini GBIC do not includes only Gigabit type but there are other data rate types, for example 100Base types. Various Mini GBIC are developed including the 1000Base SX, LX/LH, ZX and 1000Base T types and the 100Base types include 100Base FE, LX, EX types. There are CWDM type and Bi-directional Mini GBIC transceivers. With the development of modern telecommunication equipment, new Mini GBIC transceivers have been developed to support 2gb, 4gb and up to 10gb and more data rate. We supply various types Mini GBIC transceivers with good price and stable quality, they are made according to industrial standard and are compatible to use with the products from major companies in the world.