Classification of fiber optical transceiver module
Time: 2013-12-12 Published by: Fiberall China
There are various optical transceivers in the market, how to distinguish and select? Fiberall is sharing with you via classification.
By speed rate (Fiberall):
In order meet different requirements of transmission speed, different data rates were developed. Like low bit rate, FE, GE, 10GE, 40GE, specifically, like 155Mb/s, 622Mb/s, 1.25Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 4.25Gb/s,6Gb/s,8Gb/s,10Gbps, 40Gbps and so on.
By package (encapsulation, Fiberall):
GBIC (Gigabit Interface Converter),
SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable Mini Type GBIC, including SFP+),
SFF (Small Form Factor, with pin, non hot pluggable),
XFP (10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable),
Xenpak (10G, XAUI, 70PIN,Support 10.3 Gb/s、9.95 Gb/s or 4×3.125 Gb/s)
X2 (10G, evolved from Xenpak),
QSFP(Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable,40G),
CFP (Centum Form-factor Pluggable,100G),
XPAK (Mini Xenpak, 4 Channels, with clock signal)
By fiber type:
SM or MM
Receiver, transmitter, Transceiver (receiver & transmitter) and Transponder (appointed signal);
Including 850nm for MM, 1310nm for both SM and MM, 1490nm for SM, 1550nm for SM and 1470nm, 1490nm, 1510nm, 1550nm, 1570nm, 1590nm and 1610nm for CWDM and so on.
LC simplex, LC duplex, SC simplex,SC duplex, FC simplex and so on.
By transmitting distance:
300Meters, 500meters,2KM,20KM,40KM,60KM,80KM,100Km and so on.
Support Hot Pluggable and Non Hot Pluggable
By application (Fiberall):
SDH (speed rate, STM-1, STM-4, STM-16, STM-64, STM-256)
Fiber channel/storage network:1G,2G,4G,8Gand so on
Ethernet: 100 BASE FAST ETHERNET, 1000 BASE GIGABIT ETHENET, 10 GIBABIT ETHERNET.
Video: for PDH multiplexer or HD video transmission.
By compatibility (Fiberall):
Universal standard optical transceiver and compatible optical transceiver, standard type is complaint with related standard and protocols, compatible type can work with appointed brand with manufacturer’s protocol.