How to Measure an SFP/SFP+/QSFP Modules is definitely Working
نوشته شده توسط : ewr

Recently we have been getting questions about how to determine if an SFP is working. I’m going to use SFP Optical Transceiver generically here to represent a multitude of the various optical modules that are available. The OEMfibers fiber testers can be used to measure the light that is being put out by and SFP

To start, put your CertiFiber Pro into “Power Meter” mode. From the home screen, select the TOOLS menu and then the second option, if your CertiFiber module can be attached, will be POWER METER. Selecting that, you will go directly to the power meter. It is on and operating, you don’t actually need to push TEST

There are some minimal configurations that we have to apply. We are going to focus on the bottom half of the power meter. The very best is utilized for transmitting, but we don’t need that to test the SFP. All that people are looking for is the absolute power that's coming out. I’m partial to reading this in dBm as that reflects the specifications of many SFP modules

The one piece of configuration that is important is the λ (Lambda) or wavelength, down there in underneath left corner. What are you testing? Is it Multimode - use 850, or Single-Mode - Use 1310. Pressing the Lambda key will give you a menu to choose appropriate wavelength

Regarding acceptable power levels, please consult your manufacturer( Be aware that if you are getting a positive number, you may need to put an attenuator on your system

What about inspection? Inspection does not work well with the Cisco GLC-EX-SMD-RGD . The inspection microscopes and the related standards, such as the IEC 61300-3-35, are created for connectors and not the output port of an SFP. The input port of an SFP should have some type of non-contact large area input port. The fiber doesn’t actually make physical contact with the port, so it should remain fairly clean. Even if dust or other debris provides collected on the port, it might be hard to visualize with a microscope

What if I am using a QSFP to transmit 40 Gig through an MPO connector? How can I test this? Two simple options. One would be to use a fan out cable that goes from an MPO port to multiple legs of LC connectors. This can then become plugged into the CertiFiber Pro

Another option would be to plug the MPO cable directly into a MultiFiber Pro. Have it arranged to “Power” mode, and you can see the power level for each individual fiber. Here is an example with just one channel receiving light

Remember, in case you are working with 40 Gig, you are probably only using 4 fibers, so don’t be surprised if you only see a power level on the first or last 4 fibers in the energy meter.Know

:: بازدید از این مطلب : 12
امتیاز مطلب : 0
تعداد امتیازدهندگان : 0
مجموع امتیاز : 0
تاریخ انتشار : دو شنبه 6 مرداد 1399 | نظرات ()
مطالب مرتبط با این پست
می توانید دیدگاه خود را بنویسید

آدرس ایمیل
وب سایت/بلاگ
:) :( ;) :D
;)) :X :? :P
:* =(( :O };-
:B /:) =DD :S
-) :-(( :-| :-))
نظر خصوصی

 کد را وارد نمایید:

آپلود عکس دلخواه: