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Applications, Equipment, and Scenarios for Optical Modules

Summary: The optical module is a core component of optical fiber networks and is used wherever optical fiber is used. Optical modules are commonly used in switches, servers, fiber optic transceivers, fiber optic routers, fiber optic network cards, video optical terminals, and other devices.

The optical module is one of the core components of network communication and its function is optical-electrical conversion. The sender converts the electrical signal into an optical signal and after transmission through optical fibers, the receiver converts the optical signal back into an electrical signal. In short, wherever optical fibers are used, optical modules are used. We also provide  compatible optical transceiver for sale.

Below is a brief introduction to the devices commonly used with optical modules and their usage scenarios:

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Optical modules and switches are essential in enterprise network deployment and data center construction, and the optical modules are mainly used for transmitting electrical and optical signals, while switches forward optical-electrical signals. Switches use GBIC, 1*9, SFP, SFP+, XFP optical modules, etc.


Servers are generally used with switches and correspond to the optical modules used by the switches.

Fiber optic transceivers: 

Fiber optic transceivers are mainly used in long-distance networks where network cables cannot cover the required area, and optical fibers are needed to extend signal transmission. They are commonly used in fiber-to-the-home, security monitoring, community network construction, and broadcasting and television propagation. Fiber optic transceivers use 1*9 and SFP optical modules. And information of fiber optic transceiver wiki is provided.

Fiber optic routers: 

The network port of fiber optic routers uses optical fibers and can be used to decode optical signals in fiber-to-the-home. Fiber optic routers generally use SFP optical modules.

Fiber optic network cards: 

Fiber optic network cards provide users with reliable fiber optic connections for rapid Ethernet networks, and provide reliable fiber-to-home and fiber-to-desktop solutions. Fiber optic network cards use 1*9, SFP, SFP+ optical modules, etc.

Video optical terminals: 

Both analog and digital video optical terminals require optical modules. The optical module integrates the driving circuit, laser, photodetector, and amplifier, making digital video optical terminals a plug-and-play product that greatly improves the stability of field applications. Generally, they use 1*9 single-mode optical modules, and some high-definition video optical terminals also use SFP optical modules, such as fiber optic high-speed dome cameras.

Base stations: 

In mobile communication systems, optical modules are required to interconnect equipment, connect fixed parts and wireless parts, and connect to mobile devices through wireless transmission. Communication base stations commonly use SFP, XFP optical modules, etc.

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