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What are MPO Fiber Optic Connectors?

Meet the Connector: MPO Fiber Optic Connectors MPO (Multi-fiber Push-On) connectors evolved from mechanical transfer (MT) technology developed by Nippon Telephone and Telegraph Corp. (NTT) in 1986. NTT developed the first MPO connector as a compact, physical contact (PC) solution that offered a simple push/pull operation for connecting and disconnecting a plug and adapter. PriorRead More

Industrial Laser Processing Fuels Today’s Modern Electronic Devices

Automated manufacturing processes are integrating industrial lasers for precision processing, inspecting, and testing of materials. Fiber optic connectors help make these systems possible.  Fiber optic technology is enabling a new generation of high power, ultrafast industrial lasers. These precision beams of light are used in testing, inspection, and processing, making the production of components andRead More

Circular Push-Pull Connector Products

This week’s Product Roundup highlights circular push-pull connector products from leading suppliers. Top application areas include the industrial, medical, military and aerospace, transportation, sensor and antenna, and wire and cable assembly markets. Circular Push-Pull Connector Products HARTING’s M12 PushPull connector provides simple, rapid, and reliable one-click connectivity in industrial and transportation applications with harsh, high-vibrationRead More

January 2020 New Connectivity Products

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire and cable, cable assemblies, materials, accessories, tools, development kits, and connector-adjacent technologies, such as sensors and antennas. Supplier names are generally linked to product announcements and product names are generally linked to product pages or datasheets. January 2020 New Connectivity Products January 2020 New Connectivity ProductsRead More

Optical Connectivity Solutions Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights optical connectivity solutions from leading suppliers. Amphenol ICC’s Mini-SAS HD Active Optical Cable (AOC) is the first AOC to be fully compliant with both SAS 2.1 (6Gb/s) and SAS 3.0 (12Gb/s) industry standards as well as the SFF-8643 interface standard, which enables flexible installations and build-outs, including hybrid connections betweenRead More

Bandwidth Bottleneck at the I/O Panel

Processor and SerDes speeds continue to bump up, putting pressure on input/output connectors mounted on the faceplate. Like investors running to the exit when the market tanks, the I/O panel can quickly become a serious bottleneck that limits communication and slows the system. Computers and their users hate to sit idle while waiting for requiredRead More

Product Roundup: Fiber Optic Connectors and Cables

This week’s product roundup highlights fiber optic connectors and cables from leading suppliers. Fischer Connectors’ FiberOptic Series delivers stable, high-quality solutions for optical links in harsh environments. The connectors feature a push-pull design that enables one-handed mating and unmating, a removable mono-block adapter for quick ferrule access, enabling easy cleaning and maintenance in the field,Read More

High-Speed Connector Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the industry’s latest and greatest high-speed connector solutions. High-Speed Connector Roundup TE Connectivity’s 56-position press-fit stacking connectors deliver 10Gb/s signaling in high-density packaging with a footprint that matches VPX daughtercard layouts to achieve reliable, low-noise, gas-tight connections. Designed for rugged, high-speed applications, including militaryRead More

Inside the 2016 OFC Conference and Expo

The OFC show will mirror a dynamic and growing industry say organizers of this year’s event.      [quote]“With escalating bandwidth needs each year and the constant change in data rates from 10G to 40G to 100G, if you don’t attend even just one year of OFC, you are actually missing out. You are missingRead More

Networking Equipment: 100G and Beyond

Now that 100G networking equipment is being deployed in both local and wide area networks, it is time to seriously consider what lies beyond.   There are many research and development projects currently underway to answer the question of how high data rates will go, as well as what they will require of the hardware that makes them possible. TheRead More

DesignCon 2016 Technology Wrap-Up

DesignCon 2016 featured 33 interconnect manufacturers, all concentrating on ever-higher speeds and improved signal integrity.   DesignCon 2016 opened in the shadow of preparations for Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium, directly across the street from the Santa Clara Convention Center. With more than 160 exhibitors and 4,800 pre-registered attendees, the exposition and conference continuesRead More

Wireless and Photonic Integration: Putting the Pieces Together

Given consumer demand for mobile products that offer more services in real time, designers need to take advantage of the most effective technologies available – wireless and photonic.   They say oil and water don’t mix, and for the most part that is true. To some degree, the challenges associated with mixing wireless connectivity andRead More

Gettin’ Down on the Show Floor: DesignCon 2016

The DesignCon show floor opens today, so we spoke with some of the exhibitors to find out what they expect will be the hot technologies in this year’s Expo Hall.   Did you enjoy your workshops and survive your bootcamps? Well, slip on your walking shoes because the DesignCon show floor opens today, and there is so muchRead More

Fiber Termination for Passive Optical LANs

As enterprises begin to adopt passive optical LAN (POL) technology, they face a number of design and implementation challenges and choices.     When it comes to premises networks made of fiber, system integrators, installers, and customers are faced with choosing between pre-terminated plug-and-play fiber assemblies or terminating the fibers to length on site duringRead More

Cloud Computing and the Rise of Silicon Photonics

The rapid growth of cloud computing requires data centers to scale up, but traditional copper presents limitations in distance, bandwidth, and efficiency.   The business of today’s data-driven world is being conducted in the Cloud. The rapid growth of cloud computing requires data centers to dramatically scale up in order to handle the oceans ofRead More

Sumitomo Lynx2 CustomFit MPOQ8 Splice-On Connector

The Sumitomo Lynx2 CustomFit MPOQ8 Splice-On Connector is the industry’s first eight-fiber QSFP-40G-SR4 MPO splice-on connector for 40G/100G data center connectivity. Sumitomo Electric Lightwave introduced its Lynx2 CustomFit MPOQ8 Splice-On Connector, the industry’s first 8-fiber QSFP-40G-SR4 MPO splice-on connector that facilitates fast and easy 40 and 100GbE data center and enterprise network connectivity with maximum cost savings. CoupledRead More

Molex Hermetic-Sealed Multi-Fiber Circular MT Optical Assemblies

Molex Hermetic-Sealed Multi-Fiber Circular MT Optical Assemblies ensure extreme sealing and long-term reliability for applications in harsh environments. Molex Incorporated has launched its Hermetic-Sealed Multi-Fiber Circular MT Optical Assemblies, which deliver extreme sealing performance in the industry’s smallest footprint. The new MT Optical Assemblies provide system reliability in extreme environments, including severe weather conditions, high altitudes,Read More

Connector Industry Forges Ahead in Optical Technology

At recent trade shows, interconnect suppliers spotlighted fiber optic innovations, as the connector industry forges ahead in optical technology. Just this month, Molex, TE, and US Conec all introduced new optical products that provide faster data rates, more versatility, and unlimited potential. Molex Technologies Support MXC Fiber Optic Interface Molex announced that its VersaBeam supports the new MXCRead More

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