|NAME||LINE RATE (Gbps)||LINE ENCODING||LINK EFFICIENCY (%)||DATA THROUGHOUT (MBytes/sec)|
|16Gb (Gen 5/6)||14.025||64b/66b||94.2||1600|
|32Gb (Gen 6)||28.05||64b/66b||94.2||3200|
|128Gb (Gen 6)||4 x 28.05||64b/66b||94.2||12,800|
|4Gb||2Gb and 1Gb|
|8Gb||4Gb and 2Gb|
|16Gb||8Gb and 4Gb|
|32Gb||16Gb and 8Gb|
|128Gb||32Gb and 16Gb|
Today’s Fibre Channel uses LC style small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceivers to convert the electrical signals on the Fibre Channel devices to fiber optics. Multi-mode or single- mode fiber optic cable is used to connect the Fibre Channel devices. Shortwave SFPs must be used with multi-mode fiber optic cables. Longwave SFPs must be used with single-mode fiber optic cables.
Multi-mode fiber optic cables are generally referenced by their optical mode (OM) and their core width in pm. The following table shows cable distances for the different Fibre Channel transmission rates and different types of multi-mode cables available.
1310 nm longwave lasers used with LC-L single-mode cables can go up to 10km between Fibre Channel devices.
|62.5 μm OM1||50 μm OM2||50 μm OM3||50 μm OM4|