40G and 100G Pluggable Optics in Data Center

In order to meet the demand for increased network bandwidth, migration to 40G Ethernet links for switch to server and storage area network connections in data centers and 100G Ethernet links for core switching and routing connections in the backbone is the trend. The requirement for higher data rates is being driven by many factors. ...

Which One Is Better, OM3 or OM4?

OM is short for optical multimode. When it comes to OM-series, OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4 all are your familiar names, where OM3 and OM4 are the upgraded version of OM1 and OM2. As we know, both OM3 and OM4 fiber can support 10 Gps transmission per strand, which is of great significance for those who ...

Migration from 10G Ethernet to 40/100G Ethernet

With the growth of bandwidth-intensive applications such as high-performance computing and business continuity, there emerge higher-speed networks of 40/100G Ethernet. And as products become less expensive and more available over time, 40/100G Ethernet will inevitably be commonplace in our daily life. Thus, there is a need to create a migration path by installing a structured ...

Introduction to Multi-mode Fiber Patch Cords

Optical devices of different types are connected with fiber patch cords. Fiber optic patch cord is an optical cable, capped at either end with connectors and used to connect one optical device to another for signal routing. The core of all fiber patch cables carries light to transmit data. By different sizes of cores, fiber ...