Tag: Connectors

Rosenberger unveils PreCONNECT® SEDECIM cabling system: APC 8° angled polish optimizes return loss

Rosenberger has achieved excellent return loss values with APC 8° angled polish of multimode MTP®/MPO connectors. The APC 8° angled polish is used from the outset for singlemode MTP®/MPO ferrule endfaces to achieve reliable return loss. In contrast to this, only the PC 0° straight polish was previously used for multimode MTP®/MPO ferrule endfaces. Due to their PC 0° straight polish design, multimode MTP®/MPO connectors were previously particularly susceptible to performance problems caused by dirt particles, which in the past often led to unreliable return loss values.

New Does Not Equal Clean

Fiber Optic Connectors need to be pristine when they are connected for several reasons. First, dirty or damaged connectors are the number one cause of network outages. Second, if a dirty or damaged connector is plugged into another connector, your problem just doubled. Lastly, if test equipment, like an OTDR, or a network element, such as a receiver, is damaged it can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars to repair or replace them.

Best Practices for Cleaning Fiber Optic Connectors

85% of network failures are caused by dirty connectors. The connectors entrusted to carry the critical information that passes through your network deserve far more than a wipe on a t-shirt. As data center bandwidth continues to increase, adherence to best practice fiber endface cleaning and inspection methods must improve. Download AFL’s best practices guide for cleaning.

Data Center Webinar Series: Port Breakout

This webinar will provide an overview of port breakout, defined as taking a parallel port and breaking it down to a lower speed port in the cabling (40G- 10G, etc.), and its implications on structured cabling. We will also cover a new trend of certain customers wanting to break out transceiver ports at the transceiver interface and not in the structured cabling. This trend is leading the industry to evaluate new smaller form factor connectors. We will introduce the proposed new connector designs and discuss the applications where they will potentially be used.

Cleaning Expanded Beam Connectors

Expanded beam connectors have a high tolerance for dirt and debris, but EB fiber optic systems are not immune to contamination. They should be cleaned routinely but standard fiber optic cleaning tools simply will not work. The CleanStixx™ EB swab can clean 1.2mm and larger EB connectors. The porous, thermally-sintered, variable-density polymer tip fits over the lens of the EB connector and removes dust, liquids and finger prints delivering a fast, reliable fiber optic network

Webinar: Data Center Network and Optics Strategies

This webcast begins with a look at the evolving state of data center optics. It examines such questions as what’s unique about data center requirements, why systems vendors are entering the transceiver space as traditional suppliers are leaving it, what role coherent may play and where, and whether data center optics development has become too expensive to encourage potentially innovative newcomers? Panelists will then address how data center networking is affecting optical connectivity requirements and will review the mass adoption of LC and MPO connectors,  new technology for 400 Gigabit Ethernet requirements as well as what the future might hold for such applications as connecting fiber to Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and coupling for co-packaged optics as well as other emerging applications.