100GBase-SWDM Transceivers

Short Wavelength Division Multiplexing

The Solution for Connecting 100GB Devices over Duplex Multimode Fiber

The SWDM MSA was agreed upon in 2015 to promote the use of high speed data transmission over multimode fiber.  This technology works similar to CWDM4 and LR4, but for multimode fiber.  The SWDM transceiver uses 4x independent 25GB lasers (850nm, 880nm, 910nm, 940nm), bringing them together into a single duplex LC connection.  There are many advantages to this:

  • Utilization of existing Duplex LC infrastructure

LC to LC vs Expensive 12-fiber MTP wiring

  • Full DOM capabilities

Unlike BiDi options which do not allow for DOM

  • Longer link distances than BD

150M over OM5 MMF, 100M over OM4 MMF, 75M over OM3 MMF

  • Lower power dissipation than BD solutions

1.5W for SWDM, 3.5W for BiDi

Tested Compatibility with: