FCI expands fiber-optic connector, cable assembly lines for telecom, datacom

March 26, 2013
New optical couplers and on-board transceivers meet telecom and datacom requirements.

Connector and cable assembly systems manufacturer FCI has expanded its optical product portfolio to include optical couplers and on-board transceivers that meet telecom and datacom requirements.

The company says its advanced multimode and single-mode optical tap, splitter and star couplers deliver high-performance in harsh environments. Suitable for telecom, datacom, and military applications, the optical couplers feature ruggedized housings that isolate the fused fiber area and simplistic connector terminations.

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Additionally, FCI's new miniature 2x12 channel (TX=RX) single on-board transceiver system is designed to support next generation Infiniband and Ethernet standards as well as other emerging intra box optical/electrical specifications.

FCI provides two low-profile pluggable electrical connector options: A 1.0mm pitch LGA/BGA interface and a 1.27mm BGA/BGA Meg-Array connector. The on-board transceiver system has a small footprint to save precious PCB real estate. Different transceiver heat sink options are available to meet thermal application requirements.

FCI demonstrated its optical couplers and on-board transceiver systems at the recent OFC/NFOEC 2013 show in Anaheim, CA.

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