OM3 OR OM4 Cable Which One Do You Need

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Many types of fiber optic cable in the online company supply.It has many choices in the internet.How to choose the right fiber optic cables if you needed? Such as the OM3 multimode fiber OR OM4 multimode fiber.The first we must know fiber optic cable specifications,and  know their different,and finally to determine which one is the most suitable.

10G Ethernet:

The 10G Ethernet basic power budget is about 6dB but this is degraded for longer link lengths due to signal distortions such as modal dispersion. These distortions mean that the detector requires more power to operate. The way this extra power is accommodated in channel planning is through a “power penalty”. In our example, the power penalty increases from 0 to almost 5dB for the maximum channel length. The penalty is not linear and increases dramatically as the maximum length is reached. In designing the channel, a key factor is the power budget available for connection loss. This is the total power budget inclusive of penalties reduced by the cable attenuation, leaving that portion of the power budget that may be used to cover connector insertion loss, splice loss, bend loss and contamination.The table opposite shows that at 300m with OM3 the loss available for all connections is only 1.79dB. On the other end OM4 allows up to 4.55dB, an increase of 2.76dB. A typical data centre channel may have eight connections. For OM3, the average loss must be less than 0.24dB,including all factors which means premium terminations must be used and there is no margin for installation faults, pinched cables or any other channel problem With a budget of 0.57dB per connection, OM4 allows considerable headroom to support a stable network. Know more OM3 and OM4 in this blog ,it can help you to choose the best cable in your project.

OM3 multimode fiber:

OM3 10G fiber optic cables which are used for 10Gigabit Ethernet applications. These cables are also called multimode OM3 10G Aqua fiber optic cables. Our OM3 10G cables are various types including different connector types, cable structure and cable length. Our OM3 multimode fiber that are compliant to ISO/IEC 11801 standards. These cables are used for 10Gbps networks to meet the requirement of continuous growing of high data rates.Typically 10 Gigabit applications are run on 9/125 Single Mode fiber, which require costly single mode transceivers. By utilizing the FOB501B series cables, you can implement low cost multimode transceivers or VCSEL’s (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers) resulting in greater overall system cost savings.

OM4 multimode fiber:

OM4 is the latest high modal bandwidth high performance 50/125 Graded Index Multimode (GIMM) cabled fibre specification. OM4 fibre enables extended range performance over high bit rate links such as 8 Gigabit Fibre Channel and 10 Gigabit Ethernet compared to existing fibre types. FiberStore offer a wide range of OM4 compliant cable assembly products in both standard OM4 and Reduced Bend Sensitivity (RBS) OM4 variants.

What is the difference between OM3 and OM4 fiber?

First, OM stands for optical multi-mode. Both OM3 an OM4 are  50/125 core fiber but they have different internal construction that allows the OM4 fiber to provide the same performance as OM3 but for longer distances. The reason for this is the difference in bandwidth, OM3 has 2500 megahertz bandwidth , OM4 has 4700 megahertz bandwidth. What this translates to is longer transmission distances for the OM4 fiber. So you will need to know the distance of the fiber run in order to help decide which kind of fiber and fiber accessories need to be used.

For more fiber optic cable specifications,pls contact with fibre optic cable suppliers.