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How to Perform a Loopback Test for a Fiber Optic Transceiver

A loopback test is a test in which a loop is created within the same fiber optic transceiver module by connecting the transmit (Tx) port to the receive (Rx) port of the same component.
 

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The difference between FDDI grade, OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4 and OM5

Multi-mode fiber (MMF) is available in many different types which have varying capabilities. This article discusses the differences between the widely available multi-mode fiber types.
 

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What is the difference between an MPO and MTP connector?

The terms MTP and MPO are often times mistaken for the same thing. This article explores the difference between the brand name of "MTP" and the standard "MPO".
 

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Choosing MPO Cables for Transceivers

Three factors impact choosing the correct MPO cable for transceivers, keyway orientation, connector ‘gender’, and polarity. To the matters of keyway and connector, the rules are fairly simple.
 

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Can APC Connectors be used in transceivers?

APC, or Angled Physical Contact, is a fiber connector end face. APC connector end faces are angled at 8° to ensure better performance by reducing the light reflected between two connected fibers.
 

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