Know How

CWDM vs DWDM
Passive Cwdm vs Dwdm – Which to choose?

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...

cSFP Compact Size SFP
Compact SFP (CSFP) – What it is and when it is used?

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...

Wireless Fronthaul
Passive xWDM Wireless Fronthaul Basics

Mobile traffic is booming and this evolution is backed up by both the evolution of 4G and the coming introduction of 5G, which will deliver a downlink user experience of 100Mbps everywhere and 1-10Gbps locally, with a latency of less than 1ms. Such increase in...

10G Copper SFP+
10G Copper SFP+ – Necessary & Useful Option

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...

Tunable Optical Transceivers
Tunable Optical Transceivers – When To Use?

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...

3rd party components
3rd Party Components & Vendor Warranty

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...

CFP Optical Transceiver: The Basics

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...

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