The Development and Application of MPO/MTP Multi Core Fiber Connector

MPO / MTP high-density fiber optic connection system is currently used mainly for three pre areas: Application of high-density data center environments, application of fiber to the building, application of internal connections in the splitter, 40G, 100G SFP, SFP + optical transceiver equipment, etc. This article highlights why the data center uses an MPO / MTP high-density fiber optic cable connection system and how to choose this high-density fiber optic connection system.

In the communications, and data transmission field, the development of fiber optic connectors is more prolific than copper connectors. According to incomplete statistics, so far, fiber optic connectors developed hundreds of different kinds, but only a dozen can be widely used. Fiber optic connector has two distinct stages of development. In the first stage, to save space, and develop miniaturization, the fiber optic connector is from traditional FC, ST, and SC connectors to LC, and MTRJ.

sc fiber patch

SC fiber patch cables

The second stage is not only to save space but also to meet the requirements for the use of multi-core, fiber optic connectors evolved from LC, MTRJ, E2000 to MU, MTP/MPO, now an MTP / MPO connectors can meet the 2 core, 4 core, 8 cores, 12 cores, 24 cores, up to 72 core requirements.

Fiber optic  patch cord

Fiber optic patch cord

It has been the last few years that the MPO MTP Fiber pre-connected system used in the data center. Why not the MPO / MTP pre-connected systems widely used? First, data center space is never enough. To solve the shortage space can increase the space or improve the utilization of space. It is unrealistic in a designed data center, Improvement of space utilization is to increase density. The two major data center cabling systems: are copper and fiber optic cable. Copper systems can use high density, but this high density is limited to space-saving. It is not only to satisfy the high frequency but also to find a balance between the larger line through. So in the same space to get more bandwidth, using optical transmission is an inevitable choice, but this does not necessarily require a high-density fiber optic connection system.

Secondly, the result of network speed and improvement, in terms of fiber optic, core fiber can support the application of 100MB, 1000MB, and 10000MB. More than 200 experts FS working group launched an application to support this standard. In the following chart, we can see a single channel or 4-core 10-core optical fiber, normal 40G and 100G fiber optic network communications are 8-core and 20-core optical fiber. This challenges traditional dual-core optical fiber transmission, it requires to use of a high-density multi-core optical fiber.

Fiber optic cabling

Fiber optic cabling

How do guarantee the performance of pre-connected high-density MTP/MPO fiber optic system products in the factory? What is different from common fiber optic cables?

First, the company must meet the ISO9000 series of quality management system certification, and production process and product performance also meet certification standards of the most comprehensive and the most stringent of fiber optic connector assembly production. Now many factories can produce fiber optic cables.

For another, understanding the MPO MTP Fiber system products, whether polarity module or truck fiber cable, whether fiber optic harness or MPO Fiber cable is more complex than SC and LC fiber.

Lastly, this article discusses the reason for using an MPO / MTP high-density fiber optic connection system and gives some advice for this new system, FS hopes it is helpful to the users of data centers and the same occupation.

FiberStore’s MPO MTP Fiber Cables

MPO/MTP Fiber Cable is offered for various applications for all networking and device needs like 100 Gig modules. It uses a high-density multi-fiber connector system built around precision molded MT ferrule. Fiberstore’s MPO fiber cables are available in UPC and APC finishes, support both multimode and single mode applications, and optional lengths available. Our MPO MTP fiber cable is with push connector IEC 61754-7 and TIA/EIA 604-5A compliant and offer low cost per termination for high density applications. The MPO/MTP fiber cables are tested with guaranteed quality, and they can be installed easily, which saves time and money.

There are three types package MTP MPO Cables: MPO MTP Standard Trunk Cables,MPO MTP Hybrid Trunk Cables,MPO MTP Harnesses Cables and MPO MTP Cassettes.

MPO MTP Standard Trunk Cables

The MPO/MTP Trunk cable is designs for Data Center Applications. It is divided into round cable and flat cable with the outer diameter of 3.0 mm or 4.5 mm. The connector where this cable is terminated on is the so called MPO/MTP connector. All of MPO/MTP fiber optic patch cables are 100% optically tested for maximum performance. We have all lengths and connectors available.

FiberStore offer singlemode and multimode (OM1, OM2, 10G OM3, 10G OM4) MPO/MTP Cable. Singlemode MPO/MTP cable is primarily used for applications involving extensive distances, 10G MPO/MTP cable provide 10 gigabit data transfer speeds in high bandwidth applications and they are 5 times faster than standard 50um fiber cable. Work with both VCSEL laser and LED sources. The meanwhile, we also provide 40G/100G MPO/MTP trunk cable.

MPO MTP Hybrid Trunk Cables

Fiberstore MPO / MTP Hybrid Trunk Cable are available in SM (9/125), MM (50 or 62.5/125), 10Gig fiber types. You could select the corning fiber according to your own needs with the selection of 12/24 fiber cores. The cable is MPO/MTP on one end, with single-fiber connectors on another end, single-fiber connector interface available in SC, ST, LC, MTRJ in forms of Simplex or Duplex channeling. The fiber splitters are available in both plastic and metal fiber splitter, which give you various selections.

MPO MTP Harnesses Cables

Fiberstore MPO/MTP harnesses cables are usually divided into three types of MPO/MTP-MPO/MTP connector, MPO/MTP-Common connector, MPO/MTP-Secure Keyed LC connector and 40G/100G MPO/MTP 
Harnesses cable, according to different colors divided into SM, MM and 10G MM, you could select the corning fiber according to your own needs with the selection of 8/12/24 fibers. 

The MPO/MTP Harnesses cables differs from Trunk cables, it works from trunk backbone assemblies to fiber rack system, and the trunk cable is high density back bone cabling. The MPO/MTP harnesses cable appliation for data centers requiring quick infrastructure deployment with extended reach that want to maintain bandwidth throughout the infrastructure, it design cater for up-scaling needs and future technologies growth, it’s the best solution,which covers all fiber optic cabling needs in all areas of Data Center.

MPO MTP Cassettes

MPO fiber optic cassette, with SC,LC,ST, FC connectors, is a highly flexible fiber management unit that can be used stand alone or integrated into the MPO fiber optic patch panels. FiberStore supply high quality MPO cassette which is designed to reduce installation time and cost for an optical network infrastructure in the premises environment. We are direct manufacturer of the MPO fiber optic cassette, that also supply rack chassis like 1U 19” rack for putting more MPO LGX cassettes.

FiberStore also provides other fiber patch cords types, such as single more fiber patch cable, OM1 62.5/125, OM2 50/125, 10G OM3/OM4 patch cables, armored patch cables, fiber optic pigtails, multi core patch cables and other special patch cables. If you would like to purchase our optical patch cord, please contact us