Data Center

Do you know the gender for MTP Connector?

MTP connectors are available as a male (with guide pins) and female (without guide pins). A male MTP connector must always be mated to a female MTP connector so that light transfers from one fiber to another. Failure to follow this rule will result in a dark connection and result potential permanent connector endface damage. […]

Data Center

Knowledge you should know about 100G Ethernet Transmission

What standard addresses 100G, and when will this standard be complete? The IEEE 802.3ba technical requirements were ratified in the recent April 2010 sponsor ballot. The document has been forwarded for approval to RevCom and is expected to be released in June 2010. When is customer implementation of 100G expected? Early end-user adoption is expected […]

Data Center

Why MPO/MTP Connector End Face Geometry is Important?

End face geometry is an essential characteristic of repeatable and reliable optical fiber connections. Overall performance of fiber optic connectivity depends on the mechanical characteristics that control alignment and physical contact of the fiber cores. End face geometry parameters for MPO/MTP connectivity include: Angle of the polish – Horizontal or X axis (RX and GX) […]

100G & 400G Data Center

How to clean MPO Connector and MPO Adaptor

a) Connector Ferrule – Exposed EndFace 1) Dry Cleaning: Using a reel-based cassette cleaner with medium pressure, wipe against the dry cleaning cloth (single swipe per exposure) in one direction. There are special cleaners available, which can be used for the pinned and the unpinned (PC and APC polished) MPO connectors. For APC MPO connectors, […]

Data Center

24 Fiber MPO-LC Module Cassettes

A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression) and various security devices. Large data centers are industrial scale operations using as much electricity as […]

Cable Management Data Center

Ultrahigh density MPO/MTP cabling system in Data Center

As the data throughput increases, 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s are more commonplace and now become a trend and hotspot for data-center cabling system, plus the fact that MPO/MTP connector is the up-and-coming standard optical interface for 40G and 100G Ethernet network, so it is predicted that MPO/MTP will eventually replace the standards for fiber optics as […]

Data Center

What performance should i expect from MTP/MPO Connector

What performance should I expect from my MTP connection? The chart on our MT Ferrule product page, lists the maximum Insertion Loss (IL) and Return Loss (RL) you should expect for each ferrule grade. However, improper use or termination can degrade these values. MTP performance is primarily driven by three factors: 1. Selecting Quality Connector […]

Data Center

What is the difference of MTP connectors and MPO connectors

The MPO connector is defined by IEC-61754-76, it is a multiple fiber core connector, “Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Fiber optic connector interfaces – Part 7: Type MPO connector family”; and TIA-604-5-D, ”Fiber Optic Connector Intermateability Standard, Type MPO”. The term MTP is a registered trademark of US Conec. This is the […]