According to this doc if I have multimode 50 micron fiber with a modal bandwidth of 2000, I can use the XENPAK-10GB-SR for a distance of up to 300 meters. Because my fiber has this type of modal bandwidth, does this mean that this optic is my only option? Can I not use the XENPAK-10GB-LX4?
LX4 module is fairly expensive so you would probably want to use the SR module
cisco is not supporting it but standard LX4 is a low power single mode transmitter and preferred by guys who thinks that they need a sigle transmitter for MMF & SMF. TiIl 2005 they were cheaper than 10GBASE-LR which is a
To use LX4 with MMF a mode conditioning patch chord is used. A mode conditioning patch cord is a short length of SMF which connects to the MMF in such a way to move the beam away from the central defect in the legacy MMF.
Thanks for the responses. I was afraid of the answer because I would like to standardize my 10 gig fiber tranceivers, but it sounds like there is no way to do that if the fiber in my buidings are all different specs. Depending on the age of the building I have OM1, OM2 and OM3. Now, for OM3, it looks like I can use the 10GBASE-SR's, but for the others, depending on the length of the fiber, will I need to use LX4's?
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