Multi-Mode Fibre Optic
Emulex adapters support 10GBASE-SR "Short Range" short wave lasers, Multi Mode Fibre Optic Cables (MMF) with LC type connector, at lengths up to 100 meters. "LC" refers to the actual connector on the end of the cable, and it stands for "Lucent Connector". There are several kinds of MMF cables that can be purchased, the differences between MMF cables is in the size of the core of the cable, which then determines how far apart the CNA can be from a target – also called the link length. Link length is also contingent on the bandwidth designation of the cable, OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4.
Fibre Optic Cable Characteristics
| ||Mode ||Core Diameter ||Wavelength ||Modal Bandwidth ||Cable Jacket Color |
|OM1 ||Multi-Mode ||62.5 µm ||850nm/1300nm ||200MHz ||Orange |
|OM2 ||Multi-Mode ||50 µm ||850nm/1300nm ||500MHz ||Orange |
|OM3 ||Multi-Mode ||50 µm ||850nm/1300nm ||2000MHz ||Aqua |
|OM4 ||Multi-Mode ||50 µm ||850nm/1300nm ||4700MHz ||Aqua |