Fiber Optic News

Fiber Optics: The Most Efficient Way to Transport Data, Even in Harsh Environments

Many favorable attributes of fiber optic cables are readily acknowledged. However, a bias against using fiber optics in harsh environments remains. Fiber Optic Cables Fiber optic cables carry many times more data than is feasible over copper-based connectivity. This increased bandwidth is necessary for the highest definition video and other data intensive purposes, but theRead More

OFC Celebrates High-Performance Optical Interconnects

Once again, OFC proved to be the premier showcase of high-performance optical and copper interconnects in communication and network applications. The 2023 edition of the Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exhibition (OFC) roared back to normalcy after the muting effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 11,500 participants from 70 countries accessed the latest advances inRead More

What are MIL-DTL-83526 connectors?

Meet the Connector: MIL-DTL-83526 MIL-DTL-83526 (M83526) connectors have consistent and predictable optical performance and are rugged enough to withstand military field applications. MIL-DTL-83526 defines circular, environment-resistant, hermaphroditic interface, fiber-optic connectors. The specification details their characteristics, performance, and testing criteria. As expected, fiber optic connectors perform critical communication functions in the military, so they must beRead More

Bayonet Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights bayonet connectors from leading suppliers. Bayonet connectors Teledyne Reynolds’ 1807 high-voltage connectors come in shielded and non-shielded configurations with either bayonet or threaded coupling nuts. Plug kits are available for customer-fabricated cable assemblies using the company’s specified wire. Teledyne Reynolds leads the connector industry worldwide in the design of high-voltageRead More

VITA Embedded Tech Trends Returns

After a year off due to pandemic disruption, VITA’s open standards event returned to share the latest developments in embedded computing, high-performance interconnects, and standards that impact application development. Although 2022 marked the 40th anniversary of the VITA trade organization, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of its celebration and annual Embedded Tech TrendsRead More

What are SC connectors?

Meet the Connector: SC Connector SC fiber-optic cable connectors are widely used in optical network applications, such as internet and cable TV.  The name comes from the shape (square connector), although it is actually a rectangular connector. The name may also refer to standard connector, subscriber connector, or stick-and-click connector. The SC connector features aRead More

SC/LC Fiber Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights SC/LC Fiber from leading suppliers. SC/LC Fiber Phoenix Contact offers a portfolio of fiber optic connectors and patch cords. SC connectors feature easy mounting, push-pull technology with an option for a duplex connector for LAN, energy, and industry applications. LC connectors feature high packing density with an option for aRead More

What are MPO Fiber Optic Connectors?

Meet the Connector: MPO Fiber Optic Connectors MPO (Multi-fiber Push-On) connectors evolved from mechanical transfer (MT) technology developed by Nippon Telephone and Telegraph Corp. (NTT) in 1986. NTT developed the first MPO connector as a compact, physical contact (PC) solution that offered a simple push/pull operation for connecting and disconnecting a plug and adapter. PriorRead More

Industrial Laser Processing Fuels Today’s Modern Electronic Devices

Automated manufacturing processes are integrating industrial lasers for precision processing, inspecting, and testing of materials. Fiber optic connectors help make these systems possible.  Fiber optic technology is enabling a new generation of high power, ultrafast industrial lasers. These precision beams of light are used in testing, inspection, and processing, making the production of components andRead More

SOSA Standards to Embedded Systems Development   

Updated: January 2023 The Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortium has created an agile, modular, open reference standard for designers of sensor-rich military and commercial applications as they integrate these powerful connectivity components into new embedded designs. Compliance testing is now underway on connectivity products that support embedded computing systems in military and aerospace applicationsRead More

OFC Live Returns

The Optical Fiber Communication conference presented a hybrid virtual and in-person event packed with the next generation of optical networking technologies and the connectivity solutions needed to support them. The Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) conference and exposition celebrated over 45 years of innovation and progress with the 2022 edition. Recognizing much reduced Covid infection rates,Read More

Over-the-Board Cable Solutions Raise the Speed Limits on Board Designs

As bandwidth grows and speeds continue to accelerate, conventional PCB solutions are reaching their limits. Over-the-board cable solutions alleviate heat and signal integrity concerns while allowing systems to reach ever higher performance levels. By Jim David and Vishal Chandrasekar, Amphenol Communications Solutions In today’s data driven world, manufacturers of switch, server, and router hardware areRead More

March 2022 New Connectivity Products

New-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. March 2022 New Connectivity Products  March 2022 New Connectivity Products > Interconnects, etc.  Sager Electronics now stocks Cincon’s TR220M single-output 220W AC-DC desktop medical adapter. Cincon’s reliable, compact, high power density adapters are fully protected against short circuit and over-voltage conditions within a universal 80VAC to 264VAC inputRead More

Investigative and Therapeutic Technology Trends

Advances in miniaturized interconnects and optical cabling have launched a design revolution in the medical device field, from high-precision laser surgical tools to small and portable connected healthcare devices. Today’s modern medical therapeutic instruments are enabled by faster speeds, expanded bandwidths, fiber optics, RF microwave and mmWave, and miniaturization. These trends and technologies will helpRead More

Fiber Optic Connectors for Medical Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights fiber optic connectors for medical applications from leading suppliers. Fiber Optic Connectors for Medical Applications This easy-to-install optical fiber patchcord from BizLink is designed for magnetic resonance imaging systems. It features low signal loss, high capacity, and light weight.     The FO-BD2 Series connector from JAE is a waterproof I/ORead More

Connectors for Energy Exploration Applications Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights connectors for energy exploration applications from leading suppliers. Connectors for Energy Exploration Applications The RC Power Module from BizLink is an oil and gas assembly that features a high voltage rating of 1000V and a sophisticated design that meets a variety of purposes. The RC Power Module is designed toRead More

Fiber Optic Cable: The Faster, Farther Future of High-Speed Data Links

New optical cables, advanced modulation technology, and improved high-density multi-fiber connectors mean that we may be closer than ever to the Shannon Limit. Copper PCB traces and cables have ruled the world of high-speed data transmission by continuing to find ways to reduce signal attenuation, distortion, and sensitivity to external interference. Long predicted to beRead More

Small Form Factor Pluggable Connectors Product Roundup

This week’s Product Roundup highlights small form factor pluggable connectors (SFPs) from leading suppliers. Small Form Factor Pluggable Connectors (SFP) Smiths Interconnect’s LightVISION 10G VM Series is a range of affordable, reliable, high-performance embedded optical transceivers with bandwidth up to 120 Gb/s. These are well suited for high-bandwidth commercial aerospace systems with the added benefitRead More

The Virtual OFC Conference and Exhibition Goes On

In a highly successful online format, OFC presents the latest developments in 5G communications, intelligent transportation systems, AI, Industry 4.0, quantum computing, and other high-speed technologies that depend on optical networks. The OFC Conference and Exhibition has been the go-to event for the optics industry since 1979. This forum provides technologists, engineers, product managers, andRead More

June 2021 New Connectivity Products II

Summary coverage of new-to-market connectivity products, including interconnects, wire, cable, and cable assemblies, sensors, antennas, materials, accessories, tools, and development kits. June 2021 New Connectivity Products II June 2021 New Connectivity Products II > Interconnects, etc. Interstate Connecting Components (ICC) has added Amphenol SV Microwave’s full line of VITA 67 interconnects to its RF productRead More

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