10 Gigabit Ethernet
The 10 Gigabit Ethernet specification is included in the IEEE 802.3ae Supplemental Standard IEEE 802.3, which extends the IEEE 802.3 protocol and MAC specification to support the 10GB/S transmission rate. In addition, the 10,000 gigabit Ethernet can be adjusted to lower transmission rates, such as 9.584640 GB/s (OC-192), which allows the 10,000 gigabit Ethernet devices to be compatible with synchronous fibre network (SONET) STS-192c transport formats, through the WAN-face layer (WIS:WAN interface sublayer).
· 10GBASE-SR and 10GBASE-SW are mainly supported by shortwave (850 nm) multimode fibers (MMF), with a distance of 2m to 300 m.
10GBASE-SR mainly supports "dark fiber" (dark fiber), which is the optical fiber that has no light propagation and is not connected to any device.
10GBASE-SW is mainly used to connect the SONET device, which is applied to remote data communication.
· 10GBASE-LR and 10GBASE-LW mainly support long-wave (1310nm) Single-mode fibers (SMF), which are 2m to 10km (about 32808 ft).