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26 Feb 2016

Fiber optic cables are the medium of choice in telecommunications infrastructure, enabling the transmission of high-speed voice, video, and data traffic in enterprise and service provider networks. Generally speaking, there are two major kinds of fiber-optic cabling: single-mode and multi-mode.

While it's not impossible to get the two types to interact with the right transceivers and intermediate hardware, there's significant signal loss involved in the transition and, therefore, much higher power requirements to re-boost it. It's best to simply lay the kind of fiber that best meets your needs.

What Makes Multi-Mode Fiber Different

The significant difference in multi-mode is the size of its "core," the actual glass wire which...



28 Oct 2015

From the origin of 10G Ethernet, optical transceivers have been developed along the way to meet the increasing demand for higher-performance servers, storage and interconnects. SFP+ transceiver is an enhanced version of SFP that supports data rates up to 10 Gbit/s. 10G SFP+ transceiver is a popular industry format supported by many network component vendors. In comparison to earlier XENPAK or XFP module, SFP+ transceiver is more compact and leaves more circuitry to be implemented on the host board instead of inside the module. This article will introduce the 10GbE optical standards and the most common types of 10G SFP+ transceivers.

10GBASE-SR and 10GBASE-SR Transceiver

SR stands for short reach. 10GBASE-SR is a port type for multi-mode...