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Optical mux offers easy mounting option

Posted: 08 Aug 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:multiplexers? optical mux? fibre-to-the-home applications? CWDM mux?


Omron Electronics Components BV has released a new Tap Case package and additional fiber assembly options, extending the mounting options for CWDM (coarse wave division multiplexing) muxes in fibre-to-the-node and fibre-to-the-home applications.

Tap Case miniature packaging alternatives are available off the shelf and at no extra cost. Overall dimensions of the package (15.1mm x 8.8mm x 4.7mm) are almost the same as existing ultrasmall muxes, but the new option features two integrally moulded webs with 2.7mm diameter holes for fixing to panels, trays and other frameworks. It is a well-suited mounting solution in roadside cabinets where space is limited and where continuously higher levels of shock and vibration are encountered.

In addition, both the standard and Tap Case packages are available with new "Y" and "V" type fiber assembly variants, as well the standard fiber ribbon. The Y type provides a neat fiber exit where space is limited and high mechanical resistance is not required, whilst V type assembly is suited to simple customer side panel and rack mounting. Here, higher mechanical resistance is mandatory for handling and other environmental reasons.

These new mounting and assembly variants are available with six models in Omron's single mode mux product linethe industry's smallest mass-produced devices compliant with Telcordia GR1221. Omron P1X4 (four channel) and P1X8 (eight channel) muxes use a simplified architecture to achieve what is claimed to be the world's smallest size. This, along with a miniature multilayer thin film filter combined in a proprietary structure, ensure cost-competitive performance in a miniature form factor.

The P1X4 and P1X8 are available with optional connectors to fit a wide range of network requirements. All products are available to order.

- Henri Arnold
EE Times Europe

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