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25 Mar 2016

When designing a structured optical cabling system, the most basic question is inevitably: what fiber type to use. These are two standards for single mode fiber optic cabling from a total of six types of fiber that are generically used today known of “OF types” (OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4 for multimode and OS1, OS2 for single mode.) There is a great deal of confusion about the purpose and meaning of cabled single mode optical fiber Categories OS1 and OS2. So here is the explanation of the differences between the specifications of OS1 and OS2.

The difference between OS1 and OS2 fiber optic cables mainly lie in the performance due to cable construction. The performance is less dependent on optical fiber performance and more dependent on how...



28 Dec 2015

10 Gigabit Ethernet or 10GbE is a group of computer networking technologies for transmitting Ethernet frames at a rate of 10 gigabits per second. Nowadays, 10 Gigabit Ethernet is gaining broader deployments by the increasing bandwidth requirements and the growth of enterprise applications. In the world of 10 Gigabit Ethernet, selecting the appropriate 10-gigabit physical media is a challenge, because 10GbE is offered in two broad categories: optical and copper. This article will introduce both optical and copper cabling options for 10 Gigabit Ethernet.

Fiber Optical Cabling

Single-mode fiber (SMF), typically with an optical core of approximately 9 μm (microns), has lower modal dispersion than multimode fiber. It is able to support...