Author: EDGE Technologies

It is quite common when we receive questions from our customers as this example “Hey – we have available one dark fiber between our two network nodes and we need to organize 6x10G bi-directional links over that fiber and distance is about 30km. Future plans...

SFP type and BiDi SFP type optical modules are very popular and widely used in optical communication while CSFP (Compact Small Form-Factor Pluggable) optical transceivers are much more rare. In this article we would like to explain main difference between SFP, BiDi SFP and Compact...

SFP-10G-SR nowadays in 2017 is industry leading mainstream optical module in terms of quantity used. Definitely, 40G and 100G optical transceivers are becoming increasingly popular, but because of stable technology (first SFP+ modules arrived in market already by 2006) and it’s reduced pricing SFP-10G-SR is...

Why 10G Copper SFP+ transceiver is good option to have, but can’t be recommended for mass scale data center deployments? Already more than year 10G Copper SFP+ transceivers have become widely available for networking industry. Also we see raising demand for this product and most...

Already for some time tunable optical transceivers for use in DWDM systems, such as XFP and SFP+ are available for optical networking industry. Current evolution of tunable optical transceivers typically support full ITU-T C-band, allowing dynamically tune transmitter wavelength with 50GHz steps. However, even longer...

It is no secret that most IT companies currently uses or has future plans to start using 3rd party optical transceivers - because of simple fact that they are much more budgetary than Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) optical transceivers. Doubts of using OEM hardware or 3rd party hardware are...

On March 2013 Cisco announced launch of it’s proprietary 100G optical transceiver module called CPAK. Unless other pluggable optic form-factors like XFP, SFP+, QSFP, CFP, CFP2/4 with are industry standard (Multi-Source Agreement MSA), CPAK is totally Cisco proprietary. What makes CPAK Different? CPAK was first transceiver using...

The CFP module is a hot pluggable form factor designed for optical networking applications. CFP is acronym from 100G (C = 100 in Roman numerals; Centum) Form factor Pluggable. As name suggests, CFP is introduced to serve as optical transceiver for 100G interfaces. There are...

Revenues from 10Gbps, 40Gbps and 100Gbps optical transceivers sold to telecom service providers slipped 7% in 2014, to $762 million, from 2013’s $820 million, according to the IHS Infonetics (NYSE: IHS) biannual “10G/40G/100G Telecom Optics” market size and forecasts report. “The decline in the telecom transceiver...

What does third party optical module mean in reality? It is optical module not supplied and branded by Your network equipment vendor. However, thing is that even You decide to order “original” optical transceivers, You still will get third party. Why so? – Simply, equipment...

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