Watch this webinar from Senko’s Tiger Ninomiya on demand and learn about the evolution of fiber optic connectors in data centers.
The SN connector is a new, duplex optical fiber connector using LC style 1.25mm O.D. Zirconia ferrules, designed for next generation hyperscale data center interconnect (DCI). This connector was designed to provide individual and independent duplex fiber breakout at a quad style transceiver (QSFP, QSFP-DD and OSFP) that Senko contends is not only more efficient, reliable and scalable than the MPO connector but also at a lower in cost to implement. The SFP-DD has also adopted the SN as their independent duo style interface, mainly for the wireless fronthaul applications.
This handy infographic from Senko gives an overview on why you need a visual fault locator. A VFL helps you check polarity, find microband and macrobend points and check for light continuity and the location of broken fibers.
Pro Optix releases Next Generation Pro MINI & Pro NANO High & Ultra-High-Density WDM Multiplexer Series
Pro Optix has launched two series of ultra high density Wavelength Division Multiplexers (WDM): the Pro MINI high-density series and the Pro NANO ultra-high-density series. These WDMs set new records for high density solutions at 300% and 600% greater than traditional multiplexers. This allows users to significantly reduce their data center footprint whilst capitalizing on next generation design features. Pro Optix has partnered with Senko to deliver this next generation in WDM technology with the patented CS technology.
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.
This video discusses best practices for cleaning MPO connectors.
Senko’s new LC EZ-Flip fiber-optic connector is designed for applications where easy changes in polarity of LC duplex fiber connectors may be required. Technicians can change the polarity of the LC EZ-Flip within 3 seconds following three steps that can be performed without tools. The fiber connector is based on the uniboot LC and can be used in high-density applications thank to the incorporation of a Push/Pull Tab. A visual indicator built into the connector housing eases visual inspection of the polarity.