The MTP conversion cable is a flexible multi-fiber cabling system that is designed based on MTP products. These cables are terminated with MTP connectors on both ends, which makes them more versatile than MTP harness cables, and they can be used to enhance the capabilities of existing 24-fiber cabling systems.
By using 40/100G MTP conversion cables, the unused fibers in current 40G and upcoming 100G transmissions can be eliminated, resulting in a more cost-effective and less lossy solution than purchasing and installing separate conversion cassettes.
|Fiber Mode||OS2 9/125μm||Wavelength||1310/1550nm|
|Glass Fiber||Single mode||Polish Type||APC to APC|
|Insertion Loss||0.35dB Typ.||Return Loss||>=60dB|
|Attenuation at 1310nm||<=0.32dB/km||Attenuation at 1550nm||<=0.18dB/km|
|Cable Jacket||Plenum (OFNP)/LSZH||Minimum Bend Radius||10mm|
|Jacket OD||3.0mm||Breakout Length||0.5m|
|Installation Tensile Load||66N||Tensile Strength (Long/Short Term)||80/240N|
|Operating Temperature||-10 to 70°C (14 to 158℉)||Storage Temperature||-40 to 85°C (-40 to 185℉)|
MTP/MPO conversion cables have the same fanout design as MTP/MPO breakout cables, but they differ in terms of fiber counts and types. They are terminated with MTP/MPO connectors on both ends and can be used for various connections, including 10G-40G, 40G-40G, 40G-100G, and 40G-120G, which eliminates fiber waste and increases the flexibility of MTP/MPO cabling systems.
MPO (Multi-Fiber Push-on) is the first-generation clip-clamping multi-core optical fiber connector, while MTP is an advanced version of MPO with better mechanical and optical performance. Although they look similar and are fully compatible and intermateable, there are three types of MTP/MPO cables: MTP/MPO Trunk Cables, MTP/MPO Harness Cables, and MTP/MPO Conversion Cables.
MTP/MPO cables consist of MTP/MPO connectors and optical fibers, and the connectors can either be female (without pins) or male (with pins). Using MTP/MPO connectors significantly increases cable density and saves circuit card and rack space, making them well-suited for current 40G/100G cabling and future network speed upgrades.