GBIC (Gigabit Interface Converter) MSA is a specification for a pluggable,
hot-swappable Gigabit interface for Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, and other
applications. The MSA Document provides a common specification for systems
manufacturers, system integrators, and suppliers of pluggable Gigabit Interface
Converters. It is an internal working document of the SFF Committee, an
industry ad hoc group.
Most GBIC modules are optical transceivers,
multimode (850nm) or single-mode (1310nm). MRV supplies these modules in
addition to optical transceivers at other wavelengths for use in CWDM (Coarse
Wave Division Multiplexing) applications, and a wide variety of copper GBICs for
various protocols. MRV provides a wide range of GBIC-based systems with powerful
features for physical network connectivity, including media converters, distance
extenders, cross-connects, Ethernet switching and routing equipment, and wave
division multiplexing solutions. The power of the GBIC is in the density, fl
exibility, management and cost savings.