1• 3x fiber cabling density over LC connectors, providing 216 duplex connectors (432 fibers) within 1 RU
2• DirectConec™ push-pull boot for effortless connector insertion and extraction
3• Simple polarity reversal with no exposed fibers
4• Meets IEC Attenuation Grade B random mating requirements (0.12 dB mean, 0.25 dB maximum for ≥ 97% of the connectors)
5• Telcordia GR-326 and TIA-568 compliant
6• Designed for cables up to 2.0mm OD
7• Multi-mode, Singlemode and Singlemode APC available
New Applications Require a Reduced Format Connector
Increasing connector density at the module/panel minimizes required hardware, leading to reduced capital and operational expense. Currently, a one Rack Unit (RU) housing is limited to 144 fibers using LC Duplex connectors and adapters. The smaller MDC connector increases the connector density by 3x, providing up to 432 fibers in the same 1 RU space.
Multiple emerging transceiver Multi-Source Agreements (MSAs) have defined port breakout architectures that require a duplex optical connector with a smaller footprint than the LC connector. The reduced size of the MDC connector will allow a single array transceiverto 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.
Carrier Grade Performance
Although the MDC connector is almost half the size of an LC connector with twice the number of ferrules, it’s rugged housing, high-precision molding and engagement length allow it to exceed the same Telcordia GR-326 requirements as the LC connector, including the extremely demanding Proof and TWAL tests.
MDC APC Connectors
MDC APC connectors are available for high density duplex connector applications requiring a very low reflectance. The unique opposing angled ferrule connector design allows for simple and effortless polarity reversal in the event the system polarity is not as expected.
Maintaining Duplex Connector Accessibility with DirectConec™ Push-Pull Technology
MDC connectors with DirectConec™ push-pull boot technology allows installation experts to easily insert and extract the connector in tighter, more confined spaces without affecting neighboring connectors. The flexible boot maintains proper bend radius for cable routing and will not buckle during connector insertion and extraction.