The convenience of today's transceiver chip technology is the speed of information transfer rates. Tests have shown that these chips can transfer data up to 160 Gbps. For an internet connection, that is up to 1,600 times higher than the transmission of an Ethernet connection. These tiny optical chips have been made using semi-conductor materials. They are small in size but large in power. There is more use to this new technology than simply linking to the internet. Home and offices will find it useful for local and wide range networking and quick download time for motion pictures.
These physical form factors are transceiver chips created with industry standards. Professional manufacturers are held to the same design rules by the Multi-Source Agreement. These transceivers are grouped into support routing speeds. These speeds range from 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps, with each fiber designed to support specific speeds. 1 Gbps transceiver form factors are normally known as SFP modules and SFP modules. The ranges for this optic are rates that start at 100 Mbps and go up to 4 Gbps. Xenpak, XFP, and X2 are a list of other transceiver form factors. These optics support a speed transmission of up to 10 Gbps.
As an example, a GBIC module is employed with one end plugged into an Ethernet port and another end that links a fiber optic patch cord with a fiber optic network. This module functions as a transformation for data between a fiber optic network and Ethernet. Power, working distance, and transmission rates classify this specific optic. These transceivers easily switch one type of external interface to another by being hot pluggable.
Xenpak modules are another transceiver example. Agilent Technologies and Agere Systems are two businesses who had this module designed under the MSA agreement. In a broader range of lines, these modules come in copper, multimode optical, and single mode optical fiber lines. This 10G transceiver fiber module is the largest in size, and involves a dual SC fiber interface. The working distance of multimode fiber lines is 300 meters, while copper lines span 15 meters.
You will continuously see further developments of fiber optic interfaces that will continue to improve their transmission and power abilities, joining you to networks and entertainment sources faster. With the continuous backing of the Multi-Source Agreement, this technology will remain at the top of the industry.