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Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies for Data Centers

In contemporary Data Centers (DC) uptime is critically important for owners and operators of DC therefore hight performance and high quality interconnections are essential for such environments. New high speed DC applications required less power budget. The increase number of connectors in channel leads to growth of attenuation and increase back reflections from the line towards the optical transmitter (Return Loss parameter). Moreover high bit rate applications have also requirements for return loss of each connector.

Applications Standards  are baced on the link model considering of two connectors in the link. Current market trends, best practices and also increase of compexity of cabling infrastructure in Data Centers show the need of use of multiple connections (4-6 in channel). What will be the total IL and RL in such channel? Will it be enough for High Speed DC Applications such 10 Gigabit Ethernet or 8/16 Gb Fibre Channels (FC) or not?

Fiberlab Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies for Data Centers exceed requirements of the last editions of the International Standards for DC and support current and future applications. All patchcords with OM3 and OM4 fibers are tested for endface characteristics of a polished ferrule to ensure interoperability and performance withing ISO 11801 specified applications. The high-quality parchcords with OS2, OM3 and OM4 fibers with different types of connectors are used for interconnections in SAN and Ethernet Networks in Data Centers.

Technical data:

  • Insertion Loss (IL) for SC, LC, ST (PC, APC) connectors <0.3 dB  (when tested with reference quality launch/receive cable assemblies according to IEC 61300-3-4). Typical IL - 0,15 dB.
  • Return Loss (RL) for connectors with APC polishing > 65 dB
  • Return Loss (RL) for connectors with UPC polishing > 45 dB
  • Singlemode fibers OS2 (G.652D) and Multimode fibers OM2, OM3 and OM4 are used in production
  • The geometry of end faces of connectors comply with IEC 61755-3 Standard Requirements