SFP+ Modules

Enabling New Use Cases & Seamless Connectivity

SFP+ Modules

Marvell SFP+ modules are based on Marvell AQrate PHYs, which are low-power, high performance, Multi-Gig transceivers that support the following network rates:10GBASET/5GBASE-T/2.5GBASE-T/ 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX.

Marvell SFP+ modules enable new use-cases while using the existing cabling infrastructure. The AQS-107/AQS-108/AQS-109 modules are compatible with both the IEEE 802.3an/bz standard and the NBASE-T PHY specification. The integrated AQrate PHY technology performs all the physical layer functions required to implement the supported Multi-Gig protocols.

Marvell SFP+ modules deliver an active rate-adaptation technology that allows end-users to connect seamlessly using existing SFP+ slots that are 10GbE fiber-optic only—offering a significant cost savings over standard fiber modules.


  • Supports links up to 30 meters of 13dB IL for 10G operations using Cat 6a multi-segment cabling
  • Supports 5G/2.5G/1G/100M BASE-T operations up to 100 meters using Cat 5e or better cabling
  • SFF-8431 and SFF-8432 MSA-compliant
  • IEEE 802.3bz compliant and meets the NBASE-T specification
  • MDI/MDIX crossover


The Marvell AQS-107, AQS-108, and AQS-109 SFP+ modules are well suited for use as a switch-to-switch interconnect. In enterprise configurations, switches typically ship with 1G ports and 10G fiberoptic up-link slots to connect multiple switches together.

Product Comparison Chart

Product Name Description Documentation
AQS-107 SFP+ Supports up to 10GbE network speed with Cat 6a cabling up to 30 meters Product Brief
AQS-108 SFP+ Supports up to 5GbE network speed with 100 meters of Cat 5e or better Product Brief
AQS-109 SFP+ Supports up to 2.5GbE network speed with 100 meters of Cat 5e or better Product Brief