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Optical Transceiver Modules in Daily Life

1. What is an optical transceiver module?

As a reliable optical module supplier, we are pleased to share with you that: Optical transceiver module is the core part of optical communication equipment. It uses optical fiber technology to send and receive data by completing the process of optical signal-electrical signal/electrical signal-optical signal conversion. An optical transceiver module consists of two parts: the receiving part and the transmitting part. The receiving part realizes photoelectric conversion, and the transmitting part realizes electro-optical conversion. Typically, one end of the transceiver will be attached to a cable, and the other end will have a special connector for installing it into a specific model of enterprise Ethernet switch, router, or network interface card.

The optical transceiver market growth has witnessed significant changes in recent years and is projected to continue expanding in the coming years. 

2. The classification of optical transceiver modules

Sort by packet: The higher the transmission rate of the optical transceiver module, the more complex the structure. In order to meet the needs of different structures, a variety of package types of optical transceiver modules are designed. For example, XFP, SFP+ for 10G transceivers, QSFP+ for 40G transceivers, CFP4, CFP2 and QSFP28 for 100G transceivers, and the latest OSFP and QSFP-DD for 400G transceivers.

Sort by pattern: As we all know, fiber can be divided into single mode fiber and multimode fiber. In order to use different types of optical fibers, we also divide optical modules into single-mode optical modules and multi-mode optical modules. Single-mode optical modules are used to match single-mode fibers with better transmission capabilities and are suitable for long-distance transmission. Multimode optical modules are used to match multimode fibers. Multimode fiber has the defect of modal dispersion, and its transmission performance is worse than that of single mode fiber. However, they are popular for small-capacity, short-distance transmission due to their better price/performance ratio.

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3. What can optical transceiver modules do for our daily life?

You may ask, why do you need to know the knowledge of optical transceiver modules? It seems so technical and boring and has nothing to do with our daily lives. Let's start with the common things in life, you know glass, ceramics or sapphire, but you may not be interested in how to make these materials. Tempered glass will be the case for your phone, and ceramic has become the material for knives in our kitchens.

Likewise, optical transceiver modules are an important part of the communication and networking world. With optical modules, the hardware foundation of our networked world, such as switches, routers, entire data centers, and telecommunications can function properly. At the same time, with the continuous improvement of the speed of optical modules, the speed of our Internet access is getting faster and faster, and 5G, IoT (Internet of Things) and IoE (Internet of Everything) are about to usher in a new life. One day you will see optical transceiver modules getting faster and faster, and you will know that our world is becoming more connected through the web.

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