Fiber Optical Cabling

 

Cable Type

Twin-ax copper

Multi-mode cable (62.5 Micron)

Multi-mode cable (50 Micron)

Single-mode cable (7-9 Micron)

Multi-mode to Single-mode long distance extender

Tranceiver Type

Electrical

Short wave length laser

Short wave length laser

Long wave length laser

Multi-mode: Short wave length laser

Single-mode: Long wave length laser

Distance

30m

100-300m

500m

10km

30km

Usage

Workgroup data center

FDDI

Campus LAN- Short distance

Campus LAN Long distance

MAN/WAN remote locations

 

This table was taken from CDW Data Storage Reference Guide (Flyer 10597), Page 72 published Fall 2003