One of the main benefits of SFP+ Transceiver is that it offers a large number of ports per card for a 10-Gbit/sec light transceiver unit. Considering thermal factors, each one of the board would provide maximum ports. In comparison to Gigabit optical Ethernet transceiver module, this transceiver module offers higher port density.
The next advantage of using the SFP+ optical transceiver is its potential for reducing costs without affecting relative performance. It offers cost reduction due to two factors. The first is the smaller area that eliminates the need for more amount of costly silicon, and the second is that the basic design helps reduce costs of production. Thus, one can have an inexpensive but high-end GB Ethernet transceiver. In fact, the costs are even lower than X2, XFP and XENPAK.
These Transceivers have more compact form compared to XFP and X2, and they can be connected directly with similar type X2, XFP and XENPAK. The transceiver complies with the protocols SFF-8432, SFF-8431 and IEEE802.3ae, and it is a mainstream design.
Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing or DWDM technology is used for increasing fiber optics capacity resulting in faster data transfers. It would take multiple signals and transmits them forward at different wavelengths concurrently through one fiber. This helps in making the most out of a single fiber, transforming it virtually into several fibers. Currently, the fastest data transmission from the technology has been found to be 400 GB per second.
It can be used for sending 80 wavelengths simultaneously. This means that the technology can be used for converting 1 GB per second capacity into 80 GB per second transmission.
The faster data transfer capabilities of DWDM offer benefits for SONET, ATM and IP transfers. This would help computer systems to operate networks faster and better, overall. This growth in efficiency helps increase data transmission speed at a dramatic level.
The next advantage of the technology is that it avoids the need for laying new fiber because it can help make the most out of the existing fiber. Due to this reason, the technology is not just more convenient but more financially beneficial because laying down new fiber can dramatically increase the costs.
The development of the technology has helped dramatically increase transmission capacity. it is helpful in increasing wavelengths by 2 to 3 times by suppliers. There is no need for improving or restoring the fibers already laid down because it is possible to upgrade links simply through upgrading or reorganizing.
The DWDM fiber network delivers the essential infrastructure required for supporting current and future technologies by offering unlimited bandwidth capacity. The integrated resources offered would help in meeting the ever-increasing telecommunication needs. Thus, the new technologies in the form of the Transceivers and higher-capacity fiber networks enable the telecommunications and other industries to keep up with the ever-increasing demands.