US Conec has unveiled a new line of low-loss MT Elite ferrules and MTP connector hardware for use with parallel optical modules targeted at applications of 100 Gbps and beyond. The MT Elite multimode connectors come in 24-fiber 16 fiber versions that are designed to ensure fiber-to-fiber physical contact between the mated pairs. Their new, higher spring force connector hardware is designed in accordance with the emerging multi-row IEC MPO intermateability standard, 61754-7-2.
The low-loss, high-density connectors are targeted for array trunking, breakout modules and for direct connection to recently established IEEE and InfiniBand 100-Gbps and greater parallel optic transceiver protocol applications. Tested in compliance with industry-standard encircled flux launch conditions, the connectors offers a worst case mated pair insertion loss of 0.35 dB on OM3 fiber at 850 nm with a typical distribution mode of 0.10dB, US Conec says.
The 16-fiber multimode MT Elite ferrules target aggregation of Fibre Channel links and other protocols based on 8-fiber or 16-fiber lanes.
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