Category Archives: Fiber Optic Transceivers

Can GPON SFP Be Plugged Into My Own Switch?

Fiber has been introduced to average homes and businesses for a spell and it has different names from different service providers: Google Fiber, Verizon FiOS, AT&T GigaPower, UFiber, etc. GPON is one of the key technologies that are used to … Continue reading

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QSFP-DD vs OSFP: The Wave of the Future 400G Transceiver

Over the past years, the discussion of 200G and 400G Ethernet speeds started heating up among data centers. Though 400G Ethernet is not mainstream now, it will finally be the next major Ethernet speed for data centers. In fact, many … Continue reading

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SFP-10G-LR vs SFP-10G-SR: Which One to Choose?

Although 40G and 100G transceivers are on the very top trend for enterprise and data center for the interconnection since 40G/100G network is racing to the future, 10G SFP+ transceiver is still considered as the mainstream form factor of the 2017 market due … Continue reading

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Why Use Tunable DWDM SFP+ Transceivers?

Tunable SFP+ is one kind of DWDM transceivers. It is commonly used in DWDM system. In the market, tunable SFP+ transceivers are often two to four times more expensive than DWDM SFP+ transceivers. Many may think DWDM SFP+ transceivers are enough … Continue reading

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CFP8 FR8 and LR8 for 400G—Two Popular PAM4 Transceiver

400G Ethernet technology is demonstrated at the Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition (OFC) 2017, and new transceiver module types like 400G FR8 and LR8 (also known as 400G PAM4 transceivers) are announced. Why 400G now? While we’re still … Continue reading

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