Seiko develops SMUA optical connector series

April 29, 2002
April 26, 2002--The new connectors feature a self-retentive mechanism and are designed to allow a variety of adapters and interconnections.

Seiko Instruments USA Inc. Fiber Optics Group ( has developed the SMUA Angle Optical Connector series.

The connectors are designed specifically to meet the angled backplane technology requirements for CATV and broadband applications. The new SMU/APC (angle physical contact) connectors feature a self-retentive mechanism, which are designed to allow for a wide variety of panel adapters and interconnections.

Designed with a singlemode grade pre-angled eight-degree ferrule, the new SMUA connectors improve back reflection by approximately -70 dB. The connectors also feature an insertion loss rate as low as 0.25 dB to improve transmission capabilities over standard connector types.

The SMUA connectors are half the size of standard optical fiber connectors, and reduce the number of component pieces required from seven to five. The new series are available in three standard formats all offering high-density capabilities while providing a wide variety of connectors for a multitude of applications.

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