SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 -- Connectivity supplier Timbercon Inc. is now offering Fix Attenuated Duplex Armadillo cable assemblies, designed for singlemode applications where high-power lasers can cause damage to detectors when traversing short distances.
Attenuation can be applied to both fibers (Tx/Rx) of the duplex cable or only one fiber, depending upon the requirements. Attenuation levels of 1 to 20 dB (+/-1 dB or 10%) can be chosen but are specific to either 1,310 or 1,550 nm. Armadillo cable assemblies are available for both the LC and SC connector form factors. A variety of color choices are available to color-code each attenuation value.
"The addition of attenuation to our ruggedized Armadillo cable assemblies was a solution requested by a number of customers," explains Cindy Wolcott, key account manager for Timbercon. "We have been producing attenuated Armadillo loopbacks and standard attenuated cables for years. By offering attenuation in our Armadillo cable assemblies, our customers can color-code their attenuation values and have a much better solution."