KDPOF has provided its Automotive Gigabit Ethernet plastic optical fibre (POF) for electric and autonomous driving to several car makers and tier-1 suppliers. The technology is designed to solve the electrical challenges and interferences of new powertrain architectures.
Fibres & Cabling
Harting’s new PushPull SFP XS fibre-optic connector is designed to address the biggest challenge to the use of optical connectors in industrial environments: their susceptibility to contamination. Dirt on fibre end faces can damage the contact surfaces that form the interface with the transceiver, which can result in poor or unreadable signals.
R&M, the Swiss provider of network cabling infrastructure, has extended its product range for high-speed data networks on seagoing vessels to include fibre-optic cabling and Cat. 6A RJ45 systems. These new product lines enable data transmission over 10 Gigabit Ethernet to provide high-speed connectivity on board ships and offshore platforms.
Cabling infrastructure supplier Rosenberger OSI has created a singlemode version of its structured parallel optical data centre cabling system, under the name PreCONNECT OCTO.
AFL has released the FCC3 Debris Destroyer pen, a tool for cleaning fibre-optic connectors, and bare fibres in preparation for fusion splicing. In combination with wipes, tips and sticks, the pen works to remove end-face contaminants such as dirt, dust, oil and other debris, and eliminates electrostatic charge.
AFL has modified the LC version of its Poli-MOD patch and splice module to include an automatic shutter for increased dust protection. As LC connectors are inserted or pulled from the module, the shutter protects the contents from dust particles that may interfere with connections.
OFS has added new options to its InvisiLight Optical Solutions portfolio, a system for fast and virtually invisible optical fibre installations inside indoor living units (ILUs) and multiple dwelling units (MDUs) in fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) applications.
The increasing importance of bandwidth for businesses has prompted Rosenberger Optical Solutions & Infrastructure (Rosenberger OSI), to start offering its data centre cabling infrastructure to the office and building cabling sector.
Rosenberger OSI’s new portfolio, under the brand name of PerCONNECT, combines planning and installation services with hardware to create comprehensive portfolio from one experienced supplier.
R&M, the Swiss developer and provider of cabling systems, is introducing the Netscale Blade Cabling Manager (BCM) to connect vertical and horizontal modular switches in cloud networks.
Cloud data centres are getting larger, and enterprises are embracing cloud networking for their private clouds. Modular high-density port switches are the building blocks for the modern cloud. The Netscale BCM is specially designed for modular high-density port switches and enables a reliable, flexible, and highly efficient cable infrastructure throughout the data centre.
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.
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