Optical Transceivers

Optical Transceiver Market Trends in 2018

One thing we can say for sure, world is constantly changing and evolving. If we take a look on Fortune 500 company list in 1955 and in 2016 only 12% of the companies which were on the list in 1955 are still on the same...

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...

SFP-10G-SR Article
You ask – We Answer: Top SFP-10G-SR Questions Customers Are Asking

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...

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...

100G modules and CPAK
Cisco 100g CPAK transceiver availability?

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...

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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