optical interface


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interface, optical

A plane or surface forming a common boundary between two optical media.
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The illumination data depicted by lux isolines are available for both the optical interface and on the working plane (either in graphical figures with gray shades or colors as well as isolines).
User selectable or auto negotiated 10/100/1000 Mbps electrical or 1000 Mbps optical interface
The Raman spectrometer is a self-contained unit that features the latest in long-lived laser technology, an advanced optical interface and advanced software for instrument control and data analysis.
There were many reasons for this, and not the least of which would be the need for the entire ecosystem of Light Peak supporting devices to support a more complicated and expensive optical interface. Optic-based solution would not be able to provide power via the cable either, limiting Light Peak's USB replacement ambitions.
Features include multirate operation from 9.95 Gbps to 11.1 Gbps for SONET/SDH and 10 Gbps Ethernet; tunable within full C-band DWDM optical interface ITU-50 GHz grid; zero chirping and negative chirping; hot pluggable; external signal interface: XFI (XFP MSA 4.5 compliant) and low power consumption; 7W max.
Optical-fiber cable connectivity in the horizontal has been deterred due to the excessive cost associated with the optical interface at the computer desktop.
The OLT 100 provides a direct optical interface to the Ethernet/IP network core, while the ONU 100 terminates the PON at the customer premise.
The LightStack MX multiplexes up to 8 GbE clients onto a single 10 Gbps DWDM optical interface in a space-saving one-rack unit.
It has an optical interface capability of 200Gbit via two QSFP28 cages and using PCIe gen3 x16.
Optical interface supports ALS (Auto Laser Shutdown) function
[2] XFP-Type: A term standing for 10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable, a product specification for optical modules in which electric and optical interface can be attached or detached.