3M unveils smaller-footprint CWDMs for use with ultra-bend-insensitive fiber

New CWDM devices pair with ultra-bend-insensitive fiber to minimize space requirements in cable trays and other applications.

As reported by Cabling Installation & Maintenance's sister site, Lightwave, 3M used the recent SCTE Cable-Tec Expo to launch a new line of coarse wavelength-division multiplexers (CWDMs) in a form factor the company asserts is among the smallest and thinnest available. The company pairs the new CWDM devices with ultra-bend-insensitive fiber to minimize space requirements in cable trays and other applications.

For cable operators and others looking to extend capacity and bandwidth reliably, the CWDM products are designed to meet and exceed Telcordia GR-1209, GR-1211 requirements, 3M says.

At SCTE Cable-Tec, 3M also introduced a new line of optical splitters based on planar lightwave circuit (PLC) technology. The new splitters can be used in both RFoG and PON FTTH networks. They are available in a variety of split ratios – including such commonly deployed configurations as 1x2, 1x4, 1x8, 1x16, 1x32 – with bare-fiber or connectors. The splitters provide uniform signal splitting and also are manufactured and tested to GR-1209/1221 specifications.

Both new product families can be integrated into all 3M fiber closures, terminals, and FDUs.

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