Newer and more advanced optical transceivers are essential to drive performance in 100Gb networks. Such transceivers include Bidirectional (BiDi) transceivers, which are designed to address high bandwidth limitations at ranges longer than 2km. While BiDi transceivers are an excellent solution for 100Gb networks, the options available on the market are mostly of the “hybrid” BiDi variety and deployed with multi-mode fiber.
MMF (multi-mode) fiber operates at lower wavelengths, making it more susceptible to higher levels of attenuation. BiDi transceivers that utilize SMF (single-mode fiber) run into lower levels of attenuation, which allows for higher bandwidth at longer distances using a single strand of fiber. This minimizes overall costs spent on fiber.
Axiom is excited to announce the new Axiom 100GBASE-BiDi QSFP28 transceivers which fit the bill for a true 100G BiDi transceiver that utilizes SMF and a single LC receptacle on a single strand of fiber to deliver a 100Gb data rate at distances up to 20km. As a true BiDi transceiver, Axiom 100Gb QSFP28 BiDi transceivers multiplex four 25Gbps signals via LWDM (LAN Wavelength Division Multiplexing) to transfer data across a single-mode fiber. It utilizes BOSA (Bi-Directional Optical Sub Assembly) with blue and red side transmission matched with blue and red side reception for simultaneous data transfer. Optimize your 100Gb networks with lower fiber counts and the network performance of a true 100Gb BiDi QSFP28 transceiver.