Transponder vs Muxponder-Difference between Transponder and Muxponder
This page compares optical Transponder vs Optical Muxponder and mentions difference between optical Transponder and Optical Muxponder.
Figure-1 depicts function and symbol of Optical Transponder. It has one input port and one output port. It is used for 10 Gigabit ethernet. It can be used to convert client signal in the form of grey optics to line signal in the form of color optics.
Following are the applications of Optical Transponder:
• Wavelength Conversion; EXAMPLE: It converts output of optical switch to wavelength useful to be transported over DWDM or CWDM networks.
• Dark fiber contribution; Dark fiber is the unused fiber optic cable which is yet to be connected to a fiber optic network.
Figure-2 depicts function and symbol of Optical Muxponder. It has one output port and multiple input ports. Optical Signals of different wavelength and rates are combined into one channel output. MUXPONDER used for 10 Gigabit ethernet is shown in the figure.
Following are the applications of 10G Optical Muxponder:
• It aggregates about 10 client signals into a single line signal at 10Gbps.
• Takes care of individual transport of sync and data signals through SDH, fiber and ethernet etc.
• It incorporates FEC functionalities to enable transmission over long haul optical networks.
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