September 23, 2018

What is DSFP Dual Small Form-Factor Pluggable transceiver Modules

The Dual Small Form-Factor Pluggable Multi-Source Agreement Group (DSFP MSA) has announced a Rev. 1.0 Hardware Specification for the optical module form factor. The DSFP aims to double SFP module density in the same footprint, while interoperating with existing SFP modules and cables. Applications DSFP MSA is developing a SFP+/SFP28 compatible form factor for 5G […]

September 20, 2018

SFP-DD MSA Announce the High-Speed, High-Density Interface Specification v2.0

The SFP-DD MSA Group (Small Form Factor Pluggable Double Density Multi Source Agreement Group) releases the v2.0 specification for the SFP-DD pluggable interface. This new release dedicated to cultivating the development of next-generation SFP form factors used in high-speed DAC (Direct Attach Cable) and AOC (Active Optical Cable) cabling, and optical transceivers, the MSA consortium […]

September 19, 2018

QSFP-DD MSA Group Announced Version 4.0 Hardware Specification

The Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Double Density (QSFP-DD) MSA Group (Multi Source Agreement Group) announced the release of an updated 4.0 Hardware specification for the QSFP-DD form factor at September 18, 2018. The latest hardware specification to address the industry need for an improved high-density, high-speed networking solution. Other notable features to the updated […]

September 9, 2018

Top 6 things you need to consider before choosing the Category 6A or Class EA cable

Cable Size and Cable Weight: Controlling noise and crosstalk at higher frequencies has required Category 6A cables up to 50% larger than their Category 6 predecessors. While many available Category 6A options remain significantly larger and heavier, the newest Category 6A cables are only about 15% larger than Category 6. Installation Complexity Most Category 6A […]

September 3, 2018

Twisted Pair Certification Testing Methods

Permanent Link Certification When is permanent link testing appropriate? The permanent link test is used to certify the permanent cabling infrastructure and is typically conducted during the installation phase of the network. Adapter Required: Permanent Link Adapters Patch Cord Certification When is patch cord testing appropriate? Patch cord testing is used to quickly verify whether […]

August 30, 2018

Best Practices for Managing the Cabling During Cable Instllation

Do not placing the multiple bundles or over-bunding the cables, it might increase the loss of the cable, or damage the jacekt. Avoid over bending the fiber cable, it is not copper cable, and considering to use bending insensitive cable to avoide bending loss Avoid mounting cabling components in locations that block access to other […]

August 26, 2018

Passive Network TAP for 40G/100G Data Center

OTAP splitters (MTP/MPO interface) are hardware tools that allow you to monitor your network. The Optical TAP with 50:50, 60:40 or with a customized splitting ratio, which could 100% copy your network data to the monitoring site. The Fiber TAPs are passive (non-powered), that will not cause the live network devices to lose the link […]

August 19, 2018

Do you know the typical component types needed for optical cabling infrastructure in data center

As networking equipment becomes denser and port counts in the data center increase to hundreds and thousands of ports, managing cables connected to these devices become a difficult challenge. Traditionally, connecting cables directly to individual ports on low port-count equipment was considered manageable. Applying the same principles to high port-count equipment made the task more […]

August 13, 2018

Causes of cabling faults for copper patch cord in structured cabling network

For each of the required TIA and ISO structured cabling measurements, you will find troubleshooting tips to help quickly pinpoint the cause of failures when they occur. In some examples, you will find suggested reasons why the measurement does not fail in cases you would expect to see a failure. Wiremap Test Result Possible Cause […]