Fiber Optic Transceiver

A fiber optic transceiver is a device which sends and receives data across long distances without any interference. It acts as both a transmitter and a receiver, which are connected together by a single housing or a common circuitry. The function of the transmitter is to send laser signals to a nearby transceiver and the receiver’s function is to recognize and accept those signals. By using light signals, a fiber optic transceiver transmits information as light pulses. These devices come in various sizes and capabilities and are very efficient when it comes to data storage.

These fibers are now preferred more than copper wires as they can store much larger amounts of data. In addition to that, these transceivers are not susceptible to electromagnetic interference and there is no need to periodically resend signals. Furthermore, any room for error is eliminated as it uses light signals instead of electricity signals. These devices are also immune to radio frequency interference, chemicals and lightning. Due to its special qualities, it is used in many industries, especially where there are frequent antennas or broadcasting devices.

These devices can send any type of files, data, audio, and video signals to the necessary receiver very efficiently. A wide number of data can be sent through long distances without any skewness. Most of these devices also have a very high bandwidth capacity. They can send and receive a wide number of files at very long distances. In addition to that, images can be sent over very long distances without compromising its quality. Therefore, distance, bandwidth and image quality are always protected when it comes to sending data files through a fiber optic transceiver.

A fiber optic transceiver is a single device, which can easily allow the smooth flow of two-way communication. These devices are applicable in various network systems, and they can reduce the costs of communication by efficiently transmitting information through a single device. By using fiber optics, one can be sure to have reliable and available connectivity all the time. This, in turn, also helps to improve the network system of any business facility, which is a vital tool for communicating with others. The biggest advantage is that this device helps to amass a lot of information together and create a single cohesive system, which is not only easy to install, but also less expensive and more reliable.

It is also very easy to install a fiber optic transceiver. Using this device means that there are no preliminary hassles of using copper cables. People can install it by following the instruction manuals and no vendors are required to install them. People can also use and order a variety of fiber optic video transceivers according to their specific needs.

Single and multimode are two types of cables which can interact with as fiber optic transceivers. In case of single mode, a specific mode is used to transmit information. On the other hand, multimode is normally associated with fiber optics which can send and receive a variety of information thorugh multiple modes. Single Mode fibers have a small glass core, typically around 9μ and they can send and receive data very quickly over long distances. These fibers, compared to multimode fibers are less vulnerable to attenuation. Multimodes have very large cores, which are as long as 50 to 100 µm in diameter. Even though they carry more data than single mode fibers, they cannot send it over to long distances because of their high attenuation level. Fiber optical transceivers can either use a single or both of these modes to transmit information. However, wavelength, operating voltage, data rate, and bandwidth are generally the main indicators of the performance level of any mode.

Nowadays, fiber optics transceivers are very demanding due to its wide variety of advantages. Large businesses and corporations use them to send data signals, whereas some people use them for their personal uses. Nevertheless, fiber optic transceivers used for business purposes should be tested to make sure that they work well in harsh environments and hot temperatures before purchasing them.

This Fiber Optic Transceiver Review is Written/Updated on Sep 8th, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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