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DEFINITION: An optical transceiver chip is an integrated circuit (IC) that transmits and receives data using optical fiber rather than electrical wire. Optical fiber, also called fiber optic, refers to the technology associated with the transfer of information in light beams or pulses along solid transparent fibers or cables.Optical transceiver chips facilitate the use of fiber to the premises (FTTP) services,  … 
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How to Properly Maintain a Fiber Optic Infrastructure
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover best practices for maintaining a fiber optic infrastructure and minimize damage and failures.
Posted: 01 Oct 2012 | Published: 01 Oct 2012

CommScope

Best Practices Guide: Cabling the Data Center
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This guide describes best practices for incorporating cabling in a typical data center, plus tips for selecting cabling components and information on data transmission media.
Posted: 01 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Brocade

Security through Maturity: A Brief on Securing iSCSI Networks
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about how Internet SCSI (iSCSI) offers a scalable, simplified, and cost-effective way to implement storage area networks (SANs) using Ethernet components.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 13 May 2009

Dell, Inc.

Copper and Glass: Securing the Foundation of your 10 Gigabit Data Center
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper for a look at the changes 10 Gigabit Ethernet creates for the cabling infrastructure in a data center and the specific steps necessary to make sure your new 10 Gigabit Ethernet data center network is rock-solid.
Posted: 04 Apr 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Fluke Networks

Choosing the Right Metropolitan Ring for Your Business
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to consolidate your network access facilities over multiple company locations and increase security with a metropolitan ring solution. Read this white paper and start reaping the benefits of this new solution today.
Posted: 13 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

AT&T Corp

Ensuring the Health of Tomorrow's Fiber LANs - Part II: OTDR Trace Analysis -- Become an Expert Troubleshooter with Advanced OTDR Trace Analysis
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: Experience designing cable and network testers has enabled a breakthrough in automated fiber trace analysis. This white paper discusses how an OTDR detects and analyzes test results, and explains expected and unexpected trace data from fiber networks.
Posted: 09 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Fluke Networks

Ensuring the Health of Tomorrow's Fiber LANs - Part 1: How to Choose an OTDR to Test and Troubleshoot LAN Infrastructure
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper clears up misinformation about OTDR specifications, interpretation, and measurement methods. It describes how LAN OTDRs differ from Telco OTDRs, how to develop an understanding of specifications and how to make informed comparisons.
Posted: 21 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Nov 2005

Fluke Networks
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FIBER OPTIC NETWORKS DEFINITION (continued): …  in which optical fiber runs from central hubs all the way to the end users. This can provide extremely high-speed Internet access. Optical fiber systems can also be used to transmit and receive telephone communications and to receive digital television broadcasts.In March 2007, IBM demonstrated the prototype of an optical transceiver chip capable of transferring data at up to 160 Gbps (gigabits per second), which is 1,600 times the speed of an Ethernet connection operating at 100 megabits per second (Mbps). The chip is made using specialized semiconductor materials including indium phosphide and … 
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