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02 Sep 2016

In the telecommunication networks, fiber optic connector is a key component to provide a mechanical connection for the two fiber cables and align both cores precisely. There are various kinds of fiber optic connectors, such as LC, ST, SC, FC, MPO, MTRJ, among which the LC connector is the most common type. They’re terminated on the end of fiber cables, forming fiber jumpers, like SC SC patch cords, SC to LC fiber patch cable, LC to ST fiber patch cable or LC patch cord. The LC patch cord can be further divided into LC to LC multimode simplex and LC to LC multimode duplex one, for LC connector can be both simplex and duplex. This passage will focus on the LC duplex connector which is widely adopted in fiber optic connectivity of...

28 Jan 2016

With the expected increase in use of 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps, there is an increasing demand for higher and higher density fiber cabling solutions. Existing and emerging network technologies are driving the need for increased data rates and fiber usage in the data center. High-density cabling with MTP/MPO connectors is essential to address these trends to provide an easy migration from duplex fiber serial transmission to 12- and 24-fiber parallel optics transmission.

What Is MTP / MPO Connector

The MPO connector is a multi-fiber connector defined according to IEC 61754-7 and TIA/EIA 604-5 that can accommodate up to 72 fibers in the tiniest of spaces, comparable to an RJ45 connector. MPO connectors are most commonly used for 12 or 24...