US Conec, Hickory, N,.C., has unveiled its new duplex optical connector solution: the MDC connector. This state-of-the-art connector design ushers in a new era in two fiber connectivity by bringing unmatched density, simple insertion/extraction, field configurability and optimal carrier grade performance to the ELiMENT brand single fiber connector portfolio.
The MDC is a two-fiber connector manufactured with proven 1.25-mm ferrule technology used in industry standard LC connectors. Three port MDC adapters fit directly into standard panel openings for duplex LC adapters increasing fiber density by a factor of three. Supporting port breakout architectures for emerging transceiver MSAs, the smaller size will allow a single array transceiver to accept multiple MDC patch cables which are individually accessible directly at the transceiver interface. The new format will support four individual MDC cables in a QSFP footprint and two individual MDC cables in an SFP footprint.
Insertion and extraction of the MDC connector occurs with a simple push or pull on a flexible and robust strain relief boot providing functional density in very tight spaces. For faster error-free installations, an optional aggregation component will allow for insertion and removal of multiple MDC connectors at once. Polarity of MDC connectors is effortlessly changed in the field or factory to support multiple cabling methodologies without the need for tools and without exposing or twisting delicate fibers.
The MDC connector is designed for optimal stability exceeding the requirements of Telcordia GR-326 for carrier or data center applications.