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  Cable Assembly Technology

AFL/Fujikura highlight board-level optical connectivity, Wrapping Tube Cable at OFC 2017

The new board level fiber connectivity products link embedded optical modules to the card edge, blind-mate mid-plane connectors, and backplane systems. AFL expects the products to find use it applications such as server, switch, and router line cards that require high density and fast interconnect.

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Featured Technical Article

Looking at our industry from a systems perspective: The future of cable is inextricably tied to connectivity.

 In today’s world, we are tasking our existing infrastructure to perform well beyond its initial design criteria and designing new infrastructure to accommodate the spiraling demands of bandwidth today’s consumer demands. Simply put, connectivity is becoming the gating factor in pushing more bandwidth from today’s existing systems and the new designs entering the marketplace as we speak.

Fiber Optic Center to focus on fiber cleaving at OFC 2017

Fiber Optic Center, Inc. (FOC) will unveil the FOC Cleaving Station at OFC 2017 in Los Angeles March 21-23. The station will provide a platform from which FOC will demonstrate three cleaving systems.

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Technical Content

Patch cord gain: Shedding light on this perplexing issue

Looking at key benefits of the FastMT fiberscope and a discussion on automated vs. manual optical inspection

Cablers: Advice to efficiently reconfigure fiber optic process lines for add-on products – without resulting in suboptimized products


How to clean the entire surface of an MT ferrule most effectively?

What is the absolute strongest adhesive?

Pre-angled 24-fiber single mode MPO connectors and producing good geometry?

Putting mating sleeves on cable connectors can end up with dirty end face?

Industry standards for rotational tolerance of an angled ferrule (APC) face with respect to a key on the ferrule carrier or connector body?

Proper epoxy storage methods and deciphering datasheet handling and storage instructions?

Opticonx offers MTP Conversion Modules for improved fiber-optic network efficiency

Opticonx has unveiled its Xtreme12 MTP Conversion Modules. The modules help to avoid stranded fiber resources.

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DSM reaches multi-year supply agreement with Corning

Royal DSM says it has signed a multi-year agreement with Corning Inc. and its DSM fiber coating business. The two companies have worked together for several years.

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