Molex Fiber Optics (Lisle, IL) has introduced a high fiber-count interconnect solution with a rugged design that provides multiple back shell options for a variety of fiber management systems.
Molex's array connector system is used on the card front panel or chassis back panel. Constructed of nickel-plated aluminum, the Molex system provides a rugged interconnect. Robust polarized guide pins ensure consistent and repeatable mating. It exceeds Telcordia 1435 Pull Test Requirements with a sturdy back shell design and a variety of ribbon cable retention mechanisms. Multiple back shell options allow system design engineers to customize their cable management strategy.
Array terminations utilize the industry standard NTT-developed MT ferrule as the optical interconnect. High-density interconnections are achieved by increasing the number of MT ferrules in the array connector system either as a single or dual row of 4 to 8 MT ferrules per row. The individual MT ferrules may be populated with 4, 8, 12 or 24 singlemode or multimode fibers.
Pricing for Molex's array connector system depends on interconnect type and port density, starting at $300 each for a quantity of 1,000. For more information on the array connector system or other fiber-optic products, visit the company's Web site at www.molex.com/fiber.