TIA publishes optical fiber connector intermateability standard

Oct. 25, 2004 - Document presents the intermateability standard for simplex and duplex connectors.

The Telecommunications Industry Association has published a new standard, Fiber Optic Connector Intermateability Standard, Type SFOC 1.25, FOCIS-13, TIA-604-13-A.

The document is a revision of TIA-604-13.

FOCIS 13 presents the intermateability standard for simplex and duplex connectors with the commercial designation shuttered optical fiber connector 1.25 mm (SFOC 1.25) and is issued as an addendum to TIA/EIA 604, Fiber Optic Connector Intermateability Standards. The provisions of TIA/EIA 604 apply to this document.

Intermateability standards define the minimum physical attributes of mating connector components. Fully dimensioned components are not within the scope or intent of FOCIS 13. The requirements in FOCIS 13 have been selected with the objective of ensuring that any combination of plugs and adapters conforming to the requirements of FOCIS 13 will intermate mechanically, and that intermated connector assemblies will meet a common level of performance. The common level of performance of an intermated connector assembly is the least demanding set of performance requirements in the separate performance specifications of each of the products in the assembly.

TIA-604-13-A was created by TIA FO-4.3 Subcommittee on Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components and released in August.

The TIA is based in Arlington, VA. For more information visit www.tiaonline.org.

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