Fiber Optic Cables

Fiber Optic Cleaning: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

Fiber optic cleaning is the process of removing contaminants from the end face of a fiber optic cable. These contaminants … More

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10 Tips on Saving More Money on Fiber Cabling Costs

Fiber cabling is a key infrastructure investment for any business. As data demands increase, the cost of fiber cabling can … More

Cisco Nexus 34180YC to Supermicro SYS-1029U-TR25M Servers

For the past five to seven years the most common speed of connection between a Top of Rack (ToR) leaf … More

FluxLight GLC-SX-MMD Application: 1Gbps Switch Interconnect with DDM

FluxLight GLC-SX-MMD Application: 1Gbps Switch Interconnect with DDM

This application note describes the use of 1000BASE-SX links between small edge/access switches and a larger core/spine switch. This note … More

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES: FluxLight 40GBASE-SR-BD Optical Transceiver Application

Upgrading from 10G to 40G Using Existing Fiber This application note presents a use case for a specialized QSFP+ 40G … More

Juniper EX 4650 IBM E980

FluxLight Juniper compatible EX-SFP-10GE-SR Optical Transceiver Application

Juniper EX4600 TOR Leaf Switch to IBM Power Sever 980 This application note presents a high-performance, high-availability implementation of Top … More

Rural Internet GPON to Pt-to-Pt GbE | FluxLight

Rural Internet Access: Time to Migrate GPON to Pt-to-Pt GbE?

In the early 2000’s many telcos deployed GPON Point-to-Multipoint optical networks as an economical architecture for internet access in low-density … More

Direct Attach Cable (DAC) | FluxLight

Active vs. Passive Direct Attach Cables (DAC)

SYNOPSIS (…if you don’t have time to read the whole thing) An Active DAC contains electronics for signal conditioning. A … More

Favorite Colors of Optical Communications

INTRODUCTION What is the ‘favorite’ color for optical communications? The answer is…there are several. Depending on the application, there are … More