Omnitron iConverter CWDM/X Multimode

CWDM/X MultimodeThe iConverter CWDM/X 4 and 8 Channel Multimode Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing (CWDM) Multiplexer and Demultiplexer plug-in modules facilitate significant increase in the capacity of existing multimode fibre networks. Multimode multiplexers are ideal for in-buildings or campuses where regulatory or economical limitations make it difficult to replace existing multimode fibre.

iConverter Multimode CWDM/X multiplexers are protocol and rate transparent, allowing Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SDH/SONET, and other services up to 10Gbps each to be transported across the same fibre link. The modules support ITU-T G.694.2 standard CWDM wavelengths between 1470nm to 1610nm in 20nm increments.

iConverter Multimode CWDM/X modules are passive devices that require no external power. They can be installed in any iConverter chassis with iConverter media converters and transponders to enable connectivity between existing equipment and CWDM multiplexers.

The small and compact size of the Multimode CWDM/X modules yields one of the highest port densities in the industry. Using the 2U high iConverter compact chassis, 38 CWDM/X multimode modules can be installed, providing up to 684 connectors or up to 608 simplex channels or 304 duplex channels.

Benefits Include

  • Protocol transparent to combine individual wavelengths for services ranging from Ethernet, EPON, Fibre Channel, TDM and other protocols
  • Compact iConverter form factor yields one of the highest port densities in the industry
  • 10Gbps rates supported per wavelength
  • Minimal and uniform optical loss facilitates predictable network planning and efficient use of optical power budget
  • Seamless integration with other iConverter media converters and chassis for multi-service applications
  • Industry standard LC connectors
  • Commercial (0 to 50°C) and wide (-40 to 60°C) temperature ranges
  • One (1) Year Warranty and Free 24/7 Technical Support

Application Examples

The application diagram below illustrates how transponders and Multimode CWDM/X multiplexers are used to expand the capacity of OM1 multimode fibre. The existing fibre is currently at capacity with two switches connected via multimode fibre (Before). Additional data channels are required between Location A and Location B, and additional switches are deployed (After). Multimode CWDM/X multiplexers will be used to increase the capacity of the expanded infrastructure.

The switches have fixed fibre multimode ports, so iConverter xFF transponders are used to convert the standard multimode wavelengths to CWDM single-mode wavelengths. Mode conditioning cables are used connect the transponder to the Multimode CWDM/X multiplexer.

The Multimode CWDM/X multiplexer multiplexes and demultiplexes the four data channels over the multimode CWDM common fibre between Location A and Location B.

CWDM/X Multimode Application Example 1

In the detailed drawing of Location A below, the iConverter xFF transponders and 4-Channel Multimode CWDM/X multiplexer are installed in a high-density 19-module chassis. The Gigabit Ethernet traffic from the fibre switches is converted from standard 850 wavelengths to four CWDM wavelengths. Each CWDM SFP supports a wavelength that matches the appropriate channel port wavelength on the CWDM/X module, and is connected to the CWDM/X module with mode conditioning cables.

CWDM/X Multimode Application Example 2

NOTE: If the existing switches support SFP fibre transceivers, then CWDM SFPs can be installed in the switches and connected directly to the Multimode CWDM/X multiplexer with mode conditioning cables.

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