The Fiber DriverT family's Single Fiber modules use unique technologies,
which provide the ability to combine transmit (TX) and receive (RX)
signals onto a single fiber strand. This effectively doubles the available
fiber in a network, and eliminates the need for additional fiber installation.
The Fiber Driver Single Fiber modules employ two technologies in order
to combine the TX and RX on the single strand:
1. Single wavelength bi-directional for both transmit and receive.
2. Dual wavelength bi-directional - one wavelength for transmit and
the second wavelength for receive.
Employing splitter/combiner technology, single wavelength converters
are able to utilize one wavelength for both data transmit and data
receive. As these modules use Angled Polished Connectors (APC), the
fiber cables must also use APCs. These provide better contact between
the fiber and the transceiver minimizing optical reflection.
Dual wavelength converters combine transmit and receive signals onto
one fiber strand using two separate wavelengths. This design avoids
the budget loss incurred with the use of a splitter/combiner and minimizes
optical reflection such that APC fiber connectors are not required.
With dual wavelength converters, the units on each end of a link are
different. The first module uses one wavelength to transmit and the
other to receive, while the second module reverses that relationship.
For this reason dual wavelength units are sold in matching pairs.
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