Taking a Closer Look at Optic Tranceivers


Data can normally only travel in one direction when transferred in a fiber optic cable. Nearly all transceivers have two ports that allow the two-way movement of data meaning there is one port for sending and the port is able to receive signals.

A fiber optic transceiver contains both a transmitter and a receiver, according to Wikipedia, which allows them to work independently of each other. They are laid out in parallel to allow this to happen. Because the transmitter and the receiver both have their own circuitry, this allows them to manage tranmissions bi-directionally. This means that optical transceivers are compatible with the single mode and the multimode cables to facilitate this bi-directional transmission.

When selecting which fiber optic transceiver to use, it is crucial that you examine the performance of each transceiver before you go ahead and make a purchase.

We would recommend that you look at the sensitivity and responsivity of the transceiver. Others like to check out the Receiver Time Rise.

Sensitivity is a measure of the transceivers ability to receive the weakest signals, as explained on ScienceDirect. The weakest signal that can be received by the transceiver is usually discovered by what is called the “noise floor” that the transceiver has.

With regards to responsivity, this is usually defined as the ratio of the radiant energy (usually measured in watts), with the photocurrent (expressed in amps). Lastly, the rise in time is a measure of the the speed of the receiver. These are the three things you should look out for when choosing which transceivers, like those at https://www.10gtek.com/, to use.

Most modern fiber optic transceivers are very small, since they are usually plugged into network devices. This type of transceiver is usually known as a small form-factor pluggable transceiver.

Where are Optic Transceivers Used?

You will likely notice that the end of the transceiver is usually fitted with a special connector, which allows you to fit it to devices such as Ethernet switches and firewalls. It can also be used with routers and NICs (better known as network interface cards).

Where Can I Buy Transceivers?

10Gtek is a company that is able to design and manufacture optical transceivers. They can manufacture transceivers with a data rate between 100Mbps and 100Gbps. Make sure you get in contact with them to see how they could help you source the best optical transceivers for your needs. We like how they test each transceiver before sending to you to ensure 100% compatibility.

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