Molex Inc. has announced their new High Density MT Cable Assemblies, which allow for configurations up to 72 fibers. The 72-fiber MT ferrule can be used with both MTP* connectors and Molex’s high-density panel mount Array Connectors.
The High Density MT Cable Assemblies are suitable for use with parallel optic transceiver interconnections such as Xanoptix** XTM series of multifiber transceivers. They also work with a variety of high density interconnects such as OE modules; PC cards and patch panels; optical backplanes; optical switches and routers; and data communication centers.
The High Density MT Cable Assemblies have an Optical Insertion Loss (IL) below 1.0 dB across all 72 channels, which reportedly exceed the industry’s optical performance standards.
The High Density MT Cable Assemblies offer standard MPO/MTP connecter interfaces to ensure industry compatibility. For customers that have implemented 12-fiber transceivers on their card, a 72-fiber cable assembly with six bare ribbon breakouts provides a smooth transition on the front panel, which saves valuable real-estate with a single 72-fiber MTP interconnect.
Cable assembly pricing varies by construction type and length, but starts at $600. Lead-time is between four and six weeks. For more information on the High Density MT Cable Assemblies and the industry’s widest selection of optical interconnects, visit www.molex.com/product/fiber/highdensity_mt.html.