The IBM 8-Pack Transceiver Module SFP Mini-GBIC is a compact, small-form-factor pluggable transceiver that is designed for use with IBM switches and other networking equipment. It is used to transmit and receive data over optical fiber or copper cable, and is typically used in high-speed networks such as data centers, telecommunications networks, and enterprise networks.
In this article, we will explain in detail the features and benefits of the IBM 8-Pack Transceiver Module SFP Mini-GBIC, including its specifications, compatibility, and applications.
Features and Benefits
The IBM 8-Pack Transceiver Module SFP Mini-GBIC has several features and benefits that make it a reliable and efficient networking solution. These include:
High Speed and Bandwidth
The IBM 8-Pack Transceiver Module SFP Mini-GBIC supports high-speed data transmission up to 1 Gbps over optical fiber or copper cable. This allows for fast and efficient data transfer, which is critical in high-speed networking applications.
The small form-factor of the IBM 8-Pack Transceiver Module SFP Mini-GBIC makes it easy to install and remove, and allows for high-density networking configurations. This makes it an ideal solution for data centers and other high-performance computing environments where space is at a premium.
The IBM 8-Pack Transceiver Module SFP Mini-GBIC is hot-swappable, which means that it can be installed or removed without powering down the networking equipment. This makes it easy to upgrade or replace modules without disrupting network operations.
Multi-Mode or Single-Mode
The IBM 8-Pack Transceiver Module SFP Mini-GBIC is available in both multi-mode and single-mode configurations, which allows for flexible networking solutions depending on the application requirements.
Compatible with IBM Switches
The IBM 8-Pack Transceiver Module SFP Mini-GBIC is designed to be compatible with IBM switches and other networking equipment. This ensures reliable performance and compatibility with existing network infrastructure.
The IBM 8-Pack Transceiver Module SFP Mini-GBIC has the following specifications:
- Data Transfer Rate: up to 1 Gbps
- Connector Type: LC duplex
- Wavelength: 850nm (multi-mode) or 1310nm (single-mode)
- Cable Type: Multi-mode or Single-mode Fiber, or Copper
- Maximum Cable Distance: up to 550m (multi-mode) or up to 10km (single-mode)
- Operating Temperature Range: 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
General Information about the IBM 45W0501
- Manufacturer: IBM
- Model Number or SKU# 45W0501
- Device Type: Sfp (Mini-Gbic) Transceiver Module
- Packaged Quantity: 8 (Specifications Are For Single Item)
- Enclosure Type: Plug-In Module
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Cabling Type: Fiber Optic
- Data Link Protocol: 8GB Fibre Channel (Short Wave)
- Data Transfer Rate: 8.5 GBPS
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces: 1 X Network – 8GB Fibre Channel (Short Wave)
- Compatible Slots: 1 X Sfp (Mini-Gbic)
Building a fibre-optic network calls for a lot of planning and consideration of many factors. Transceivers are part of the many devices used to build optical fibre systems. A transceiver serves the combined roles of a transmitter and a receiver in that it transmits and receives signals. They are most common in communication equipment such as cellular phones, cordless telephone sets, and radios. Small form factors are required as networks become dense and space is limited, which sees transceivers included in chipsets.
In local area networks (LAN), a transceiver is used to connect a computer to printers and other devices on the network. Usually, the transceiver is integrated into the Network Interface Card (NIC)
Typical Roles of a Transceiver
- Used to convert frequencies from IF to RF.
- Widespread use in wireless communication to transmit data – voice, data, and video.
- RF transceivers are used in communication devices to support radio and TV signal transmission, digital signals transmission, and satellite communication.
- Collision detection – detection of simultaneous signals on the network.
- Transceivers can be deployed to provide a jabber function to interrupt the transmission of long data stream outputs.
Look no further for all types of transceivers including fibre optic transceivers, wireless transceivers, Ethernet transceivers, and RF transceivers. All these transceivers have different characteristics and support full-duplex communication, but the principle behind their work remains the same. Different types of transceivers will have varying numbers of ports used in the transceiver networking connections.
RF Transceivers: these devices are used to transmit video or voice data over a wireless medium. Commonly used for satellite communication, radio transmission, and ITE/WiMax/WLAN networks. The radio transceiver works by silencing the receiver when it is transmitting. There is an electronic switch that facilitates the connection of both the receiver and transmitter on the same antenna. The switch protects the receiver from damage that may be caused by the transmitter output.
Fiber Optic Transceivers: Also referred to as optical modules or fibre optical transceivers. Used to transmit data in fibre optic technology. The network must also have electronic components to encode or decode data into light signals.
Ethernet Transceivers: Basically used to connect electronic devices in a network so that they are able to transmit and receive data. It is also referred to as a media access unit (MAU). The best application of these transceivers is in the specification of IEEE 802.3 and Ethernet. Ethernet transceivers will detect a collision, provide Ethernet interface processing, convert digital data, and provide access to the network.
Wireless Transceivers: Wireless transceivers are a fundamental component necessary for data delivery in wireless networks. These transceivers have two layers. The physical layer has a baseband processor and RF front end. The processor converts a bitstream to a collection symbol flow for data transmission. The second layer is a MAC layer for link traffic control in contacting wireless links, improving data throughput, and preventing collisions.
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