AFL has received five new U.S. patents over the past quarter for technology and developments in the area of connectivity and fiber-optic cable. Four patents were received for connectivity, two of which coincide with AFL’s ASCEND high-density platform.
The introduction of 400 Gbits/sec and now 800 Gbits/sec has created greater efficiencies to provide low-latency network access with significantly increased bandwidth, critical for hyperscale and cloud-scale organizations. The resulting new transceiver and connector options along with fiber constructions help to deliver data where you need it, when you need it, cost-effectively. These changes have architectural and on-site implications that involve network, cable infrastructure, installation and testing. This panel presentation and discussion will address these technology trends from different perspectives across the data center ecosystem.
The Broadband Forum’s TR-419: Fiber Access Extension over Existing Copper Infrastructure report shows how fiber-based access can be provided to customers by utilizing existing copper infrastructure as opposed to the installation of fiber to end-users’ premises, which may not be economically or physically viable. FTTep (Fiber to the extension point) lets service providers deploy fiber-grade services by leveraging the last meters of copper to extend the fiber network without lowering quality when compared to complete FTTH (Fiber to the home) networks.
Leviton’s new LC Unibody fiber connector will enable data center operators and enterprise network managers to better perform in higher density, extended reach environments, with an increasing number of physical connections.
With the rapid development of data centers, super-large data centers are planning to move from 100G to 400G. High-density data center is becoming the director of the next-generation data center.
Companies in the fiber optic connectors market are relying on the rapidly growing 5G networking infrastructure to keep businesses running during and post the COVID-19 era. This explains why analysts at TMR predict that the fiber optic connectors market is projected to clock a favorable CAGR of 7.5% during the assessment period.
This latest installment in the Technology Trends series by Bob Hult examines the trends and technologies that have pushed copper to the limits and ushered in fiber optic cables.
Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) technology is expected to be a significant driver of Industry 4.0, bringing transmission speeds from 10Mbit/s to 1GBit/s across simplified cabling infrastructure, while saving space and weight. SPE promises to save factories time in setting up, maintaining, and operating industrial networks, while enabling power supply and better reliability of terminal devices through its Power over Data Line (PoDL) capability. Cabling Installation & Maintenance recently sat for an interview with Peter Jones, Chair, Ethernet Alliance and Distinguished Engineer, Cisco; and Bob Voss, Senior Principal Engineer, Panduit and an industrial automation industry technical expert and association member.
Rosenberger OSI will offer the Miniature Duplex Connector (MDC) as part of the company’s PreCONNECT fiber cabling systems which will increase the density of its fiber cable offerings. The MDC push-pull duplex connector is based on 1.25-mm all-ceramic ferrule technology. It is a Very Small Form Factor (VSFF) fiber connector that can be used as a media dependent interface (MDI) or optical interface for SFP-DD and QSFP-DD optical transceivers.
Multi-fiber push on connectors (MPO) are a single connector that houses multiple fiber terminations, defined by IED=61754-7.14. The MPO’s rise in popularity is due to it’s ability to mate multiple fibers (2-72) within a single connector body, thereby significantly reducing the space needed.