Expand Fiber Capacity with CWDM Multiplexers

The following diagram illustrates how the modular iConverter Multi-Service Platform enables a CWDM point-to-point network incorporating four unique and distinct services multiplexed over one fiber link.

iConverter copper-to-fiber media converter modules and fiber-to-fiber transponders with CWDM Small Form Pluggable Transceivers (SFP) are installed in a high-density 19-module chassis. The traffic from external T1/E1, T3/E3/DS3 and Fast Ethernet sources is converted from copper-to-fiber with media converters and CWDM SFPs. The Gigabit Ethernet traffic from the fiber switch is converted from a standard 1310 wavelength to a CWDM wavelength with an iConverter xFF transponder.

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 fiber patch cables.

The iConverter 4-channel CWDM MUX multiplexes all four channels (wavelengths) over a common fiber link.

CWDM Application Example

At the opposite end of the common CWDM link, a 4-Channel CWDM MUX demultiplexes the four services, and fiber links connect to each destination device in one or more locations. iConverter standalone media converters with CWDM SFPs provide media conversion and wavelength conversion for connectivity to the existing network equipment.

This application illustrates that data from virtually any type of communications equipment can be carried over a CWDM network with the iConverter Multi-Service Platform.

The modular iConverter Multi-Service Platform consists of managed media converters, fiber-to-fiber transponders (wavelength converters), T1/E1 multiplexers and CWDM multiplexers.

These modules can be integrated in a variety of chassis configurations to create a flexible and scalable multi-service platform capable of delivering Ethernet, TDM and other services over existing fiber networks.

Learn more about CWDM Multiplexing at the CWDM Resource Center

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