Signature Core™ Fiber Optic Cabling System
Signal Integrity Beyond 10/40/100 Gb/s Ethernet and 8/16 Gb/s Fibre Channel Standards Requirements
This revolutionary advancement in multimode fiber communications systems delivers the ultimate in reach and design flexibility, compensating for both modal and chromatic dispersion. Signature Core™ Fiber Optic Cabling System delivers verified optical performance and signal integrity beyond 10/40/100 Gb/s Ethernet and 8/16 Gb/s Fibre Channel standards requirements.
Signature Core™ Fiber Optic Cabling System Enables Cisco 40G BiDi Optical Module to Reach 150 Meters
Cisco developed a new 40G Ethernet optical module called BiDi (40GBASE-SR-BiDi), short for bidirectional. Cisco’s goal was to develop a QSFP+ 40G optical module, to use in place of 40G Ethernet 40GBASE-SR4 modules, that could use the exact same infrastructure as 10G Ethernet (10GBASE-SR).
To use Cisco’s 40G BiDi optical modules in place of existing 40G Ethernet modules , the same reach requirements as the existing modules must be achieved. Working with Cisco, Panduit determined that standard OM4 multimode fiber cannot meet Cisco’s 150m reach requirement.
The Panduit® Signature Core™ Fiber Optic Cabling System is the only multimode optical fiber that allows Cisco’s 40G BiDi module to be used out to 150m and completely replace existing 40GBASE-SR4 modules.
Benefits of the Panduit Signature Core™ Fiber Optic Cabling System and Cisco’s BiDi:
- Reach out to 150m – Covers 95% of datacenter’s links
- Save time – Using existing 10G Ethernet infrastructure saves installation time
- Save money – Using Signature Core multimode fiber and BiDi is far less expensive than deploying single mode fiber for 40G Ethernet