Understanding Shortwave Fibre Channel Technology
The AJ716AR HPE Shortwave Fibre Channel SFP+ Transceiver is a small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) module designed to enable high-speed connectivity for Fiber Channel networks.
Fiber Channel is a high-speed networking technology used primarily for storage area networks (SANs), where high-speed data transfer and reliability are essential. Shortwave Fiber Channel technology, specifically, refers to the use of shortwave laser optics to transmit data over optical fiber cables.
The AJ716AR HPE Shortwave Fibre Channel SFP+ Transceiver operates at speeds up to 8 Gbps, making it suitable for use in high-speed SAN environments. The transceiver connects to Fiber Channel ports on networking equipment, such as switches and storage devices, using LC fiber optic connectors.
Shortwave Fiber Channel technology uses a 850 nm wavelength laser to transmit data over multimode optical fiber. The short wavelength allows for high data transfer rates over relatively short distances, up to 150 meters. Longer distances can be achieved using single-mode optical fiber with longer wavelength lasers.
Compatible Devices and Networks
The AJ716AR HPE Shortwave Fibre Channel SFP+ Transceiver is a small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) module designed to provide high-speed connectivity for Fibre Channel compatible devices and networks.
The module operates using shortwave laser technology to transmit data over a single fiber optic cable at a speed of up to 8 gigabits per second. It is compatible with Fibre Channel switches, host bus adapters, and storage arrays that support the SFP+ standard.
The AJ716AR HPE Shortwave Fibre Channel SFP+ Transceiver is hot-swappable, which means it can be replaced or removed without disrupting network traffic. It is also designed to be easy to install, requiring no additional configuration or software installation.
Configuring the Transceiver
The AJ716AR HPE Shortwave Fibre Channel SFP+ Transceiver is a type of optical transceiver that is used to connect Fibre Channel networks over short distances using multimode fiber optic cabling.
Configuring the transceiver involves setting up the transceiver to work optimally within the specific Fibre Channel network it is being used in. This can involve several steps, including:
- Checking the compatibility of the transceiver with the Fibre Channel switch or adapter it will be used with. The AJ716AR is specifically designed for use with HPE Fibre Channel switches and adapters.
- Setting the operating wavelength of the transceiver to match the wavelength of the connected network. The AJ716AR operates at a wavelength of 850nm.
- Setting the transmit power level of the transceiver to optimize performance and ensure reliable data transmission over the intended distance. This may involve adjusting the power level based on the length of the fiber optic cable being used.
- Configuring other transceiver parameters, such as the modulation format, bit rate, and other settings that may be specific to the Fibre Channel network.
- Manufacturer Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
- Part Number or SKU# AJ716AR
- Type: Networking
- Sub-Type: Short Wave
- Product Name: Shortwave Fibre Channel SFP+ Transceiver
- Product Type XFP
- Application/Usage Data Networking
- Interfaces/Ports 1 x Fiber Channel
- Interfaces/Ports Details 1 x Fiber Channel Network
Media & Performance
- Data Transfer Rate 8 GBPS Fiber Channel
Building a fiber-optic network calls for a lot of planning and consideration of many factors. Transceivers are part of the many devices used to build optical fiber 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 radio. 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 transmission of long data stream outputs.
Look no further for all types of transceivers including fiber 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 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 fiber optical transceivers. Used to transmit data in fiber 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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