Need Help?

Chat live with us

Live Chat

Want to call?

+1 (888) 468 7419

United States / $ USD

Country/Region

United States

Language/Currency

English / $ USD

  • English / $ USD
  • Case Study

    See how our customers get inspired by FS solution.

  • Video

    A quick and joyful way to learn about us and our products.

  • Download

    Get software/hardware supporting files for your items.

  • Blog

    Blog articles for data center, enterprise and OTN network.

  • About Us

    Meet us and know our mission, belief, service and more.

  • Contact Us

    Find our locations and get connected with us closely.

  • Quality Commitment

    Explore how we care about the quality.

  • News

    Find out the latest news and events around FS.

Your Shopping Cart Is Empty.

Spotlight

fiber optics1
Data Center

How to Make Full Use of OM5 Fiber in 40G/100G Transmission?

How to Make Full Use of OM5 Fiber in 40G/100G Transmission?

FS Official 2018-06-21

Wideband multimode fiber (WBMMF) or OM5, is a new multimode fiber (MMF) type that is designed to support wavelengths in the 850nm to 953nm range. OM5 provides a new cabling solution for 40G and 100G transmission by using SWDM (shortwave wavelength division multiplexing) technology.

Highlights of OM5 Fiber Cable

The first highlight of OM5 is that it ensures backward compatibility with OM3 and OM4 cabling since the specifications at 850 nm are the same. The second one is that this fiber greatly reduces the fiber count in 40G and 100G SWDM4 cabling. 40G and 100G transceivers working over OM4 MTP fiber cable use at least 8 fibers (40GBASE-SR4 and 100GBASE-SR4 are dominant multimode 40G/100G transceivers that use 8 fibers now, and 100GBASE-SR10 uses 20 fibers), but 40/100G SWDM4 transceivers that will operate only over two OM5 fibers are expected to be more superior in the future. (Note: currently 40/100G SWDM4 transceivers are not available at FS, but they might be provided in the next years.)

om5 cable2

FS OM5 Cable Solution

Lime green is the selected color code for OM5 fiber optic cable jacket. It has the same core diameter of legacy OM3 and OM4 fiber, but it can support longer wavelengths above 850 nm. FS OM5 fiber optic patch cables can be customized based on customers’ specific applications. All our OM5 fiber cables are guaranteed by various tests to be high quality.

fs high quality om5 cable

The connectors on each end can be made as same or different LC, SC, FC, ST, etc. connectors. And the cable length can be provided from less than 1 meter to more than 100 meters, which will well meet the needs for 400m transmission of 40G SWDM4 QSFP+ module and 100m transmission of 100G SWDM4 QSFP28 module, as well as the links on the same rack or row. Also the PVC/LSZH/OFNP cable jackets are at your choice depending on your deployment environment.

fs customized om5 cable


    Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

DC Cabling Solution Team
DCI Engineers w/CCIE/HCIE
Certification

Ask Our Experts

*Free CCIE/HCIE Support

*Network Design/ Redesign, Analysis

*One-to-one service for each online PO

Thanks for your feedback.

Your opinion matters to us. We'll review and use it to improve the FS website for future visits.

Share Feedback

Thanks for visiting FS. Your feedback will help us provide customers a better experience.

How likely are you to recommend FS to your friends?*

1
2
3
4
5
Not likely Extremely Likely

Please select a topic for your feedback.*

0/1000

If you would like to hear back from us, please leave your contact information.