1000BASE-T–a High-Performing Technology in Gigabit Ethernet

As Gigabit Ethernet leverages the organization’s existing investment in Ethernet and Fast Ethernet infrastructures, 1000BASE-T has become an attractive option by providing a simple, cost-effective performance boost while continuing to use the dominant horizontal/floor-cabling medium. It addresses the exploding bandwidth requirements on current networks that are the result of implementation of new applications and the ...

Three Different Types of Transceivers

There are numerous types of transceivers available that can be used in a variety of applications including radio applications and telecommunications applications. Different specifications and designs are employed to meet the changing needs of designers. This article will introduce three primary types of transceivers used in today’s telecommunication systems. SFP Transceiver The small form-factor pluggable ...

How to Install and Remove SFP Transceivers

The small form-factor pluggable (SFP) is a compact, hot-pluggable transceiver used for telecommunication and data communications. The form factor and electrical interface are specified by a multi-source agreement (MSA). It interfaces a network device motherboard (for a switch, router, media converter or similar device) to a fiber optic or copper networking cable. SFP transceivers can ...

1000BASE-T vs 1000BASE-TX

The development of Gigabit Ethernet standards resulted in specifications for UTP copper, single-mode fiber, and multimode fiber. Since Gigabit Ethernet allows transmission speeds of up to 1000Mbps over twisted pair, IEEE 802.3ab defines the 1000BASE-T interface type which uses 4D-PAM5 line encoding to obtain 1 Gbps data throughput. 1000BASE refers to a Gigabit Ethernet connection ...