Fibres & Cabling

PRODUCT

FDP optical fibre

Polymicro Technologies, a subsidiary of Molex, has announced improvements to its FDP optical fibre. The latest enhancements improve solarisation of the fibre in deep UV (ultra-violet) applications (190 – 325 nm).
 
'The introduction of fibre FDP revolutionised UV applications. We are pleased to bring customers enhanced FDP fibre with even better qualities to withstand UV exposure,' said Teodor Tichindelean, global product manager.
 

PRODUCT

200/230 PolyClad Optical Fibre

Polymicro Technologies, a subsidiary of Molex, has successfully developed an optical fibre comprising a low -OH synthetic fused silica core, PolyClad hard polymer clad and ETFE buffer/jacket. Featuring high tensile strength and minimal bend radius for high reliability, Polymicro’s 200/230 PolyClad Optical Fibre accommodates short-to-medium distance data communications in factory automation and process control applications and withstands harsh temperature, chemical and radiation environments.

PRODUCT

AllWave FLEX /FLEX+

Tratos, a manufacturer of electrical, electronic and fibre optic cables, has launched the AllWave FLEX and the AllWave FLEX+ bend-optimised single-mode fibre range.

The range has been developed with fibre optic network solutions manufacturer OFS in order to offer customers a solution for any application that requires exceptionally small bend diameters.

PRODUCT

LL-580 optical splicing and distribution enclosure

AFL has launched the LL-580 optical splicing and distribution enclosure, designed for organising, splicing and interconnecting fibres.

The enclosure addresses the need to patch, patch and splice, express cut/drop fibres and manage wavelengths (WDM or splitters) in a single enclosure. AFL says that, given its flexibility, the enclosure is an ideal fit for business service hand-offs, MDU distribution and connectivity, cellular backhaul and other commercial services that require weather-proof field connectivity.

PRODUCT

Fujikura 19S fusion splicer

AFL has introduced the Fujikura 19S fusion splicer, a fixed, V‑groove single fibre splicer, the latest in several new field splicer solutions launched by the company in 2013.

The company says the device retains the proven ruggedised features pioneered by Fujikura, but incorporates automated and enhanced user control capabilities to increase splicing efficiency.

PRODUCT

Glass-sealed 'feedthru'

Ametek, a provider of underwater cable and connector solutions for military and commercial applications, has developed the technology to produce a glass-sealed fibre optic 'feedthru' (FOFT) for extreme high-pressure, high-temperature applications.

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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

Analysis and opinion
Analysis and opinion
Feature

Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G

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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