Are You Ready for Embracing 100G Ethernet?

Ethernet as the networking standards, enables computers to locally connect to each other, which is the ultra-strong backbone to the many networks we use every day. Although most of the Ethernet market is still running around 1 Gbqs or 10 Gbqs, there is a strong interest in higher data rates. Many hardware vendors like Cisco, Finisar, Huawei and Brocade have…

BiDi Optics: A New Solution for 40GbE Transmission

The number of cloud applications, virtualized workloads, coupled with a host of devices housed in data centers, all these increase at an amazing speed in this technological world. When walking past the data center, you may hear such a call for more capacity and greater performance from your servers. This call doesn’t slack with everyday passing, but it grows vigorously….

25G Ethernet Q&A

25G Ethernet, developed by IEEE 802.3 task force P802.3by is a newly proposed standard for Ethernet connectivity. After its appearance, the road to 100G is considered to be 10G→25G→100G. 25G Ethernet may be the quickest path to completion IEEE Ethernet standards effort to 100GbE. To unveil the mask of the mysterious 25G standard, this post offers some answers to help…

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Foundation Laying Ceremony of YOFC Africa Held in Durban

The foundation laying ceremony of the fiber optic cable manufacturing factory of YOFC in South African city Durban has been held on 13 May. The Chinese based optical fiber and cable manufacturing company, YOFC (Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable) moves forward with their plan to establish manufacturing facilities to cater to the needs of growing African market for fiber optic…

Researchers Discover New Form of Light for Secure Optical Communication

Future Optical communications might be more secure thanks to Professor John Donegan and team for their research conducted at the Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. The research team found a new property of light while passing it through crystals. Usually, when light hits our eyes, the spinning photons twist infinitesimally. In Quantum physics, the force of the twist/spin called the angular…

40G Bi-directional QSFP Transceiver

The virtualized workloads, cloud applications, and big data services today are driving previously server and data center fabric to an unimagined level. The existing 1Gbqs or 10Gbqs are gradually overwhelmed by higher-bandwidth like 40Gbps or 100Gbqs. Thus high-capacity optical technology and cabling infrastructure are required to support those servers and applications for 40Gbps upgrading. However, it might be too costly…