Molex has acquired of the business of wavelength selective switching (WSS) manufacturer, Nistica in a move to integrate high-port count WSS capability into its optical transport portfolio to help drive the growth of communications networks.
Molex Ventures is making a strategic investment and collaboration between the Molex Optical Solutions Group and Elenion Technologies in order to jointly develop, manufacture and promote silicon photonic-based product solutions.
Molex has developed a flame-retardant version of its Polymicro optical fibres. Molex Polymicro Flame-Retardant (FR) Optical Fibres meet the UL 94 V-0 flammability standard for component materials used in telecommunications and industrial applications where a low flammability rating is essential.
Molex says its zSFP+ Interconnect System now supports channels with individual lane data rates up to 56Gb/s PAM-4, providing enhanced signal integrity for next-generation Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications.
The cages and cable assemblies that make up the zSFP+ Interconnect System come in a stacked 2xN configuration to meet the needs of OEMs requiring high-density interconnects. The product range includes EMI-protected ganged cages, which are available in multiple port sizes from 2x1 through 2x12.
When optics moves onto the line card, systems developers need to find ways to manage electromagnetic interference (EMI) through the front panel. That’s where Molex’s high-density optical EMI shielding adapters come in. The company displayed its new line of multi-port EMI adapters with internal laser protection shutters on its booth, 3218, at OFC 2017, on 21–23 March in Los Angeles.
Molex Incorporated recently launched its OptoConnect Custom Optical Enclosures. Designed to simplify complex fibre optic mapping issues, OptoConnect fibre routing system using integrated FlexPlane optical circuitry provides a complete end-to-end optical management system that interfaces with various manufacturers of high density telecom and datacom equipment used in communications systems.
Molex has introduced FlexiBend MPO/MTP flexible-boot cable assemblies, designed to optimise cable routing and support low profile installations where cabinet doors or front panels might interfere with traditional straight style bend limiting boots. These optical cables can be used in datacom, telecommunications, medical, and industrial equipment cabinets and rack-to-rack applications, the company says.
The assemblies feature flexible bend limiting boots which allow cable exits in varying positions from straight to a 90-degree angle.
Molex has announced that its VersaBeam expanded beam ferrule technology and single-mode silicon photonic active optical products will support the new MXC* fibre optic interface. These and other Molex high-speed, high-density data transmission technologies were featured at OFC 2014 held in San Francisco.
Molex has announced the launch of the Woodhead MAX-LOC Plus Shielded Cord-Grip Assemblies featuring a nickel-plated aluminium housing and shielding ring for superior electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) protection.
The assemblies enable OEMs and end-users to connect high-power electrical currents directly to an application with an exterior mounting enclosure, simplifying the installation process for high-volume, cost-sensitive programs.
Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang