Briefly, a transceiver can be defined as a device that comprises of both a transmitter and a receiver of analog or digital signals. For example, radios and telephones are some of the devices that use transceivers. Network transceivers are used in specific networks like LAN to transmit signals. Lots of people tend to confuse transceivers and transponders. In fact, they have the difference; a transceiver transmits and receives signals anytime while a transponder only responds to an incoming signal or command.Transceivers come in three configurations: the chip, board and module style. The chip style is portable and the smallest optical transceiver available. The board Style unlike the chip style is in-built in the network system making it permanent while the module Styles are stand-alone devices as they are not directly installed in the network system.Modes of Channel operationsFiber optic transceivers operate in three modes of channels; the simplex, half-duplex, and full-duplex modes.1. ..
Since we have discussed the Cisco CWDM SFPs last week, we may have a further understanding of the products family of Cisco CWDM SFPs. Furthermore, the Cozlink’s alternative solutions to Cisco CWDM SFPs which are cost-effective & scalable have been fully affirmed and recognized in many users.According to the introduction of Cisco CWDM SFPs in last week’s aticle, we know that Cisco CWDM SFPs are multirate parts that support both Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel (1 Gigabit and 2 Gigabit). However, with the increasing demands on high speed transmission, 10Gigabit, 40Gigabit, even 100Gigabit technologies have already been used in many fields, including the transceiver modules. To continue this topic, we are going to talk about the CWDM SFP+ (CWDM 10GBase SFP).If you are an experienced Cisco user, you might clearly know that the current Cisco CWDM SFPs are only available at 1Gigabit and not have a 10Gigabit CWDM SFP+ solutions. In fact, the other major brands are just like Cisco in thi..
There is a broad range of Industry compliant SFP+, Xenpak, X2 and XFP modules for 10 Gigabit Ethernet deployments. 10GBASE SFP+ modules(Cisco SFP 10G SR, LR, ER, ZR) offer customers a wide variety of 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity options for data center, enterprise wiring closet, and service provider transport applications. Xenpaks(XENPAK SR, LR, ER, ZR) are supported on Cisco routers and some Catalyst switches. The small form factor X2s(X2 SR, LR, ER, ZR) are supported on the Cisco Catalyst Switches. XFPs(XFP SR, LR, ER, ZR) are supported on Cisco routers with Shared Port Adapter (SPA).They provide customers a dual-rate interface for 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Packet-over-SONET/SDH (POS) connectivity.For instance, the SFP+ is available for the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series and Cisco Nexus 5000 Series. The new transceiver is expected to propagate across the Cisco Catalyst 6000 Series Switches, including incorporation in new line cards for the Cisco Catalyst 6500, as well as to the next-gener..
Definition:An optical fiber connector terminates the end of an optical fiber, and enables quicker connection and disconnection than splicing. The connectors mechanically couple and align the cores of fibers so light can pass. Better connectors lose very little light due to reflection or misalignment of the fibers. In all, about 100 fiber optic connectors have been introduced to the market. Lucent Connector A miniaturized version of the fiber-optic SC connector. It looks somewhat like the SC, but is half the size with a 1.25mm ferrule instead of 2.5mm.What Does LC Mean in Fiber Optics? Given the variety of splice options available to fiber network planners today identifying the best connector for FTTH can be overwhelming. Consequently often not much thought is given to connector selection with choice driven by cost, availability or what’s been used before. However each connector has its own unique design and therefore, pros and cons. Over time or depending on project size this can ..