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Where Transceivers Came from and How They are Used Today

By Tony Farinholt Subscribe to RSS | March 28th 2012 | Views:
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Even though they have been available for a very long time, not many people know what a transceiver is. Devices before the 20s had to use a receiver and a transmitter to send and receive information, but at that point the transceiver was made, which did the jobs of both. Since the technology has greatly changed since the 20s, the core idea of how a transceiver functions is still around in a large number of products today.

Transceivers are found in almost every type of device today. One of the most frequent uses is through use of Ethernet networking equipment that every home computer has today. Older means of connecting systems had to rely on interaction through the cable to produce a certain kind of transmission energy when attempting to make a connection. This technique was not only slower but also was an ineffective and problematic method of hooking two systems up to each other. The system needed a complex networking card to function properly in every scenario that it could be placed within. Contemporary designs are extremely affordable and usually come bundled on a motherboard as a standard feature rather than sold as an add-on card. Many homes still use this approach to link their home computers together too.

Using a wire is practically a thing of the past since wireless networking solutions have been adopted so commonly. Two-way radios were the initial thing that wireless transceivers were used and popular in, even though the devices of today are infinitely more advanced and simplified. Sending and receiving information through the air was done through the use of two completely different pieces of hardware rather than one that performed both tasks. The intricacy and cost of creating these devices brought about new enhancements to create a transceiver that did both at one time. It took a long time until actual data was sent and received this way given that its lack of reliability affected its ability to send huge amounts of information. These days this has been corrected by using digital means of transmission instead of audio that can dynamically check itself, ensuring that all the packets have been acquired.

Data centers these days form the hub of the Internet, and we would be significantly behind where we are if we were not using transceivers. Cisco brand SFP transceivers are made to be changed out and fit into a really small space which allows an individual data center to route more information effectively from one place to another. These come in multiple forms, whether it is a Cisco GLC-T that uses an Ethernet cable or another device that makes use of the standard Ethernet.

Tony Farinholt - About Author:
FluxLight was founded in 2003. Our focus has been on providing quality fiber optic interfaces, Cisco brand SFP transceivers, Cisco GLC-T, GBICs, and related products for local and wide area networking products. We stock optical transceivers from top vendors. FluxLight is convinced the path to success is through excellence and customer service. Our customers are our number one priority. We know you have many choices of where to buy so we do our best to provide the best SFP and GBIC products, at the best prices with the best possible support.

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