Smooth Migration to 40/100GbE with OM3 and OM4

The continued requirement for expansion and scalability in the data center drives the migration to 40/100GbE. In the process of upgrading to higher-bandwidth data center, cable deployment plays an important part. The fiber optic cable used in data center should provide reliable performance not only…

Loose-Tube VS. Tight-Buffered Fiber Optic Cable

It is known that fiber optic cable has been the preferred medium for the data center backbone due to channel capacity and scalability, total immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI), elimination of the crosstalk inherent in copper cabling (like twinax cable),…

Which Cable Jacket Is Best for Your Application?

When buying bulk cables or cable assemblies, you’re probably concerned about things like conductor AWG size, shielding for EMI/RFI, connector molding construction, etc. Why would you spare a thought to the jacket that just goes around the conductors? Actually, cable jacket is much more important…

Comparison Between Four Pairs of Fiber Optic Cables

Fiber optic cables are one of the fastest growing transmission mediums for both new cabling installations and upgrades. They are ideal for high-data-rate systems such as Gigabit Ethernet, multimedia, Fiber Channel, or any other network that requires the transfer of large, bandwidth-consuming data files, particularly…

MassLink 1728-Prysmian High Fiber Count Cable

Prysmian group, now including the Draka, offers 1728 fiber cable in loose tube ribbon construction. The cable is branded as MassLink 1728. Loose tube Ribbon construction combines good attributes of both loose tube and the ribbons. Prysmian prefer to call it Ribbon stranded tube cable….

Direct Attach Cables Basics

In today’s data center, more bandwidth is needed to support the ever-increasing networking applications that require high data-rate transmission at growing amount. Direct attach cables have been designed as a cost-effective and low power consumption solution for such high-density networking connectivity. This article puts its…