Transceiver Module Technology

Optical transceivers are integrated circuit chips that route and receive data. These optical transceivers use fiber circuits to send and receive information rather than common electrical wire. Fiber optic circuits are the words for transferring light beams of information through fiber, and cable wire interfaces.  Central hubs are linked to end users at extremely fast speeds with these transceiver chips.  To give an idea of how this works, these transceivers can get your home and office joined to the internet, telephone communication and digital television services in record speeds.

The convenience of today’s transceiver chip technology is the speed of signal transfer rates.  Tests have shown that these optics can transfer signals up to 160 Gbps. In comparison, these chips can join you to the internet at a transmission of 1,600 times quicker than Ethernet.  Production used to make these small transceiver chips involves semi-conductor materials. They are slight in size but big in power.  Internet joining is just one of the things that this growing technology is good for.  They are also useful for area and wide range networks, home and business use, and downloading films in record times.

Transceiver fibers are physical form factors that are created by industry standards.  Under the Multi-Source Agreement, all professional manufacturers are held to the same design standards.  These transceivers are sectioned into support transmission speeds. Each transceiver works in support of specific speeds from 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps. 1 Gbps transceiver form factors are usually known as SFP modules and SFP modules.

Supported rates for this specific module range from 100 Mbps to 4 Gbps.  Other optic form factors are known as XFP, X2, and Xenpak. These modules support a speed rate of up to 10 Gbps.

As an example, a GBIC module is utilized with one end plugged into an Ethernet port and another end that connects a fiber optic patch cord with a fiber optic network.  The fiber optic network and Ethernet information is transformed by this type of module.  Optical wavelengths, transmission rates, and power are all functions that classify this transceiver.  Hot pluggable optics make changing interfaces from one type of external device to another easy.

Xenpak modules are another fiber optic module example.  Agilent Technologies and Agere Systems are two businesses who had this module designed under the MSA agreement.   In a bigger range of lines, these optics come in copper, multimode optical, and single mode optical fiber lines.  This 10G transceiver fiber module is the largest in size, and contains a dual SC fiber interface.  A typical copper line has a max distance of 15 meters, while multimode fiber line functions up to 300 meters.

You will continuously see further growth of fiber optic interfaces that will continue to improve their rates and power abilities, linking you to networks and entertainment sources faster.  With the continuous work of the Multi-Source Agreement, this technology will remain at the top of the industry.

FluxLight was founded in 2003. Our focus has been on providing quality fiber optic interfaces, optical transceivers, SFP modules, GBICs, and related products for local and wide area networking products. We stock optical transceivers from top vendors. FluxLight is convinced the path to success is through excellence and customer service. Our customers are our number one priority. We know you have many choices of where to buy so we do our best to provide the best SFP and GBIC products, at the best prices with the best possible support.

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