A fiber-optic transceiver includes a transmitter and a receiver in the same component, ensuring rapid communication. Although in the same component, they operate independently with each capable of sending information in two directions. You need to choose the fiber diameter; a narrow diameter contains a single mode and wider ones contain a multi-mode. Narrow cables transmit information over longer distances, but wider wires offer more options for the direction of information.
Some fiber-optic transceivers allow you to use both single mode and multi-mode cables. The extensive options for transceivers ensure that your company will find products customized to your own specific needs. When ordering cables for your fiber-optic network, there are several facets you want to discuss with the manufacturer or distributor.
1. Consider the sensitivity, which specifies the weakest optical signal your transceiver can receive.
2. Find out the measure of responsiveness in the fiber transceivers - the ratio of radiant energy measured in watts (W) on the device, as opposed to the resulting photocurrent expressed in amperes (A).
3. Evaluate the fiber transceiver rise time, or speed, which is the time required for a signal to change from a specified 10 to 90% of full power.
Order from manufacturers of video fiber-optic transceiversWhen purchasing fiber-optic cables, look for manufacturers who meet your company's specific needs. Whiles some fiber-optic transceivers are used for both single mode and multi-mode cables, you also need to consider the general performance specifications of the cables, such as wavelength, operating voltage, data rate and bandwidth.
Locate a fiber transceiver distributorIf your company is looking for an obsolete fiber-optic transceiver component, call around to distributors. A distributor will check into the availability of discontinued electronic components.
Purchase fiber-optic cable with internal diagnosticsSome manufacturers provide internal diagnostics in the transceiver that: protect and automatically restore service, keep track of metering and offer metering and sequential event reports. Self-testing fiber optic cables provide diagnostics on the cables.
- If your cabling types hinder the use of your desired fiber-optic transceiver, purchase a media converter.