New multi-fiber optical connector supports next generation 400G applications

US Conec said it will unveil the new MTP-16â„¢ multi-fiber optical connector, which offers high density physical contact for multi-fiber connector format

“Comprised of the proven US Conec MT Elite® ferrule technology, the MTP-16â„¢ connector hardware is ideal for structured cabling applications supporting parallel or duplex links that require low insertion loss,” stated Ms. Shelly Buchter, Product Manager at US Conec. “Using the MTP-16â„¢ connectors for high density trunk cables efficiently aggregate 8 lane QSFP+/QSFP28 links while directly coupling into emerging 16x25G active devices.”

The MTP-16â„¢ connector family encompasses the 16 fiber MT ferrule, connector hardware, and bulkhead adapters. Utilizing the same external footprint as the existing traditional 12 fiber MT ferrule, the 16 fiber MT Elite® is available in one or two rows of 16 fibers and leverages all the proven features and technology of US Conec´s traditional PPS MT ferrules.

The connector hardware offers a unique keying feature as opposed to the centered keying feature on the traditional MPO hardware. This new keying design, currently being standardized by TIA 604-18 (FOCIS 18) and IEC (61754-7-3), ensures proper mating of the MTP-16â„¢ connector without inadvertently mating the 16 fiber connector hardware with standard MPO compliant hardware. The MTP-16â„¢ adapters are available in full or reduced flange mounting and opposed or aligned key orientation.

US Conec is a global leader in the design and development of high-density optical interconnects. With over 20 years of innovative experience, the company provides industry leading components for data center structured cabling, public networks, circuit board interconnect, industrial and military markets worldwide.