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The MDC is a two fiber connector manufactured with proven 1.25mm 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.
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|Connector Type Side A||MDC/UPC||Connector Type Side B
|Ferrule Type Side A
||1.25mm||Ferrule Type Side B
|Insertion Loss Maximum Side A
||≤0.20dB||Insertion Loss Maximum Side B
|Insertion Loss Typical
||0.08dB||Insertion Loss Typical
|Return Loss||≥20dB||Return Loss||≥20dB|
|Fiber Count||2||Fiber Grade||Corning ClearCurve Glass|
|Polarity||Rollover (Type B)||Cable Outer Diameter||1.6mm|
|Cable Jacket||OFNP||Sub Unit Outer Diameter||N/A|
|Bend Radius, No Load
||10x cable overall diameter||Bend Radius, Load
||15x cable overall diameter|
|40 GbE Distance Max.||100 GbE Distance Max.||40G-SWDM4||100G-SWDM4|
|150 Meters||150 Meter||400 Meter||100 Meter|
|Operating Temperature||0° to 70°C (32° to 158°F)||Storage Temperature||-40° to 70°C (-40° to 158°F)|
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