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Market Trends for Fiber Optical SFP Interconnection Hardware in 2017

According to a report named “Optical Network Hardware Tracker” provided by IHS, a research company, the year of 2016 is a year of harvest to many vendors in Industrial SFP Transceivers. Driven by the whole industry, optical interconnection hardware market increased in 2016, although it has the most fierce competition. However, will this tendency be kept in 2017 for Generic Optical Transceivers market? Insight of 2017 optical interconnection market will be offered in this article.

Where There Is Need There Is Market

In the past year, the growth of Data Center Interconnection is largely driven by the increasing needs for higher Ethernet speed. Behind these needs are the widespread of advanced technologies and applications like Cloud, Internet of Things and virtual data center. The wide deployment of FTTx and 4G network are also great drivers of optical interconnection market increasing. In 2017, the applications of the advanced technology and deployment of fiber optic network will obviously still be biggest driver of the optical interconnection hardware market. The main characteristics of 2017 optical interconnection hardware market can be concluded by the three keywords: high speed, compatible and high density.

High Speed

It has been clearly proved in the past years that only higher speed Ethernet like 40G or 100G can keep up with the growing needs. Some large data centers have already switched to 40G and 100G in the past years, although it has not yet been widely applied. However, according to research by IHS, 40G and 100G will be the key growth segment of the market in the coming years, and 2017 might be the breakout year of 100G technologies. The following picture shows the prediction of global revenue from 2016 to 2019. The 100G market is supposed to grow 262 percent from 2016 to 2019. For optical interconnection hardware market, sales of 100G hardware market will also increase largely. Fiberstore as one of the leading providers in optical communication has already launched 100G interconnection products, like 100G transceivers and DAC (direct attach cable).

Compatible

Many data centers slow down 40/100G migration plan because of the cost. For example, almost every data center needs optical transceivers and DAC for interconnection. And these products must be compatible from the switches. However, the switch market has already been monopolized by large vendors like Cisco. And the original brand 100G optical transceivers and DACs are usually very expensive. Luckily, vendors like Fiberstore can provide full series optical transceivers with a lifetime warranty, fully compatible with networking kit. What’s more these products are much cheaper than the original brand ones and have the same performance. These third party transceivers offer customers more choices with lower prices, which is very likely to promote the optical interconnection market, especially, for 100G products.

High Density

Even price for high data rate products will decrease in 2017, there are still various problems to be solved for optical interconnection. Higher Ethernet speed depends means more cables and devices, which becomes an urgent problem in data center where the space is limited. Enlarging the size of data center is a method. However, there is an economical method for many data centers in interconnection, which is increasing the cabling density and port density. Vendors satisfy the market needs by providing small form factor optics, high density network rack system and MPO products. In 2017, Fiberstore innovatively provides high density LC and MPO patch cords with push-pull tabs which can increase the cabling density and flexibility effectively. High density is the irreversible trend for both data center and optical interconnection hardware market.

Where There Is Market There Is Competition

Three most obvious trends of optical interconnection hardware market will be high speed, compatible and high density. Meanwhile, promoted by the increasing need for higher Ethernet speed, 2017 optical interconnection hardware market is very likely to keep the tendency of 2016. However, except opportunities, the competition in optical interconnection market will be fiercer. More vendors want to share the big cake of optical interconnect hardware market. By providing fully tested products and the most reasonable price of optical interconnection products, Fiberstore is ready and willing to face the challenges and opportunities in 2017.

SFP+ Direct Attach Copper Twinax Cable Deployment Considerations

As 10G SFP+ Transceivers Direct Attach Cables copper twinax cables (DACs) and transceivers become common for top of rack (ToR) applications in the data centre, where small access switches or port extenders connect directly to servers, SFP+ Transceivers DACs were developed specifically as a cost-effective alternative to optical modules for these short-reach, high-speed interconnects. By incorporating SFP+ Transceivers DACs into the physical infrastructure, organizations can achieve 10G performance without additional signal processing or conversion. This provides an ideal low power and low latency 10 Gbps server interconnect option for ToR switching deployments. However, what should you pay attention to when deploying SFP+ Transceivers DACs in your network? Read this article and you will get the answer.

Don’t Exceed Bend Radius of Your SFP+ Cables

The weight of large bundles of SFP+ cables can exert a significant force along the horizontal plane, and specifically on the host port of the active equipment. If the cable emerges from the rear of the connector at too sharp an angle, excess mechanical stress may be transmitted both along the cable and into the circuit board located inside the connector. Excessive side forces exerted by the cable can also misalign the plug in the equipment-mounted receptacle. These forces may degrade performance or even possibly damage the connector and lead to failure. It is important to observe and maintain proper cable bend radius and equally important to provide adequate and secure strain relief on the cable. In order to help maintain proper bend, it is recommended to confirm the American wire gauge (AWG) of your SFP+ cables first. Standard copper SFP+ cables are offered in different wire AWG depending on length. Cables must not be bent below their minimum bend radius, which depends upon cable size as expressed in AWG. The table below summarizes minimum values typically admitted for SFP+ cables sustained bend radiuses.

Calculate the Length of Your SFP+ Cables

When you deploy SFP+ cables within a single 84 in. 45 RU cabinet, conservatively the longest connection will be 7 ft. or 2.1m to reach from the top U to the bottom and approximately 1.5 ft. or 0.45m to route to any port on either end. Example cabinet with 2 top of rack switches and 20 2U servers with dual SFP+ NICs (Network Interface Cards) total of 40 SFP+ cables. Conservatively, longest cable required to reach farthest port is 2.1+2×0.45≈3m. A 3m cable should be adequate to connect any two ports within a cabinet.

SFP+ Direct Attach Cables copper twinax cables

Use Cable Management Tools to Bear Your Heavy SFP+ Cables

To help manage the weight of bundled cable and ensure they do not sag over time, a cable manager or strain relief bar should be installed to support SFP+ cables and provide strain relief along the horizontal plane. Strain relief bars facilitate the correct alignment of cable and connector into the port, and help installers observe manufacturer and bend radius requirements of cable close to the connector. The strain relief bars also help keep cables routed clear from spaces directly behind server and switch equipment, reducing thermal resistance through the equipment and promote effective cooling and airflow. Besides, cable ties should be used to bundle the cables together and tie them to the strain relief bars and cable managers. This should be done carefully to ensure the cables are firmly in place and will not move, but not so tight as to deform or stress the cable jacketing.

Conclusion

SFP+ Transceivers Direct Attach Cables twinax cables offer the smallest 10G form factor and a small overall cable diameter for higher density and optimized rack space in 10G uplinks and 10G Fiber Channel SAN and NAS input/output connections. The use of DAC cable can cost up to three times less than fiber optic solutions, while offering lower latency and consuming up to 50% less power per port than current copper twisted-pair cabling systems. INFIBERONE.COM provides full series of 10G SFP+ cable, which covers a wide range of applications. Both generic and brand compatible versions are available. All SFP+ cables are 100% tested to ensure the compatible and quality.

How to Use MPO and MTP Cassettes for 10G, 40G & 100G Connectivity?


Data Center Interconnection
networks are changing significantly to accommodate the drive and demand for faster access to virtualised networks and cloud computing. Fiber and particularly pre-terminated fiber is now dominant in today’s data centres and high speed networks because of bandwidth capabilities, port density, security, upgradability and ease of installation. Within the pre-terminated fiber portfolio, MPO and MTP based networking has established itself as the leading technology. In this article, the knowledge of MPO and MTP cassette and how it is used for 10G, 40G and 100G connectivity will be introduced.

Three Common MPO and MTP Cassettes Overview

MPO and MTP cassette is a modular module which enables users to take the fibers brought by a trunk cable and distribute them to a duplex cable. As a pre-terminated fiber product, MPO and MTP cassettes are loaded with 12 or 24 fibers and have LC or SC adapters on the front side and MPO and MTP at the rear, this is to say, inside a standard MPO and MTP cassette module, there is a hydra cable. Since the interface of today’s most popular 10G optics is LC connector, at present, the three most widely used MPO and MTP cassettes are 1xMTP(12-Fiber) to 6xLC duplex cassettes, 2xMTP(2*12-Fiber) to 12xLC duplex cassettes and 1xMTP(24-Fiber) to 12xLC duplex cassettes. The specific port configurations of these three MTP-LC cassettes are displayed in following picture.

MPO and MTP Cassette for 10G Connectivity

For 10G connectivity, MPO and MTP cassette is used to connect 10G device to 10G device. As we know, if the distance between the two 10G devices is short, we can use a duplex LC patch cords for direct connection. However, if the distance is too long, we may have to use MPO and MTP cassette for interconnection or cross connection. 1xMTP(12-Fiber) to 6xLC duplex cassettes, 2xMTP(2*12-Fiber) to 12xLC duplex cassettes and 1xMTP(24-Fiber) to 12xLC duplex cassettes can be all used for 10G connectivity. Following 10G connectivity case takes the 1xMTP(12-Fiber) to 6xLC duplex cassettes for example.

MPO and MTP Cassette for 40G Connectivity

For 40G connectivity, MPO and MTP cassette is used to connect 10G device to 40G device. In 10G upgrade to 40G connectivity scene, if the distance between the 10G device and the 40G device is short, we can use a MTP-4 duplex LC patch cords for direct connection. However, if the distance is too long, we may also have to use MPO and MTP cassette for interconnection or cross connection. 1xMTP(12-Fiber) to 6xLC duplex cassettes, 2xMTP(2*12-Fiber) to 12xLC duplex cassettes and 1xMTP(24-Fiber) to 12xLC duplex cassettes can be all used for 40G connectivity. Following 40G connectivity case takes the 1xMTP(24-Fiber) to 12xLC duplex cassettes for example.

MPO and MTP Cassette for 100G Connectivity

For 100G connectivity, MPO and MTP cassette is used to connect 10G device to 100G device. In 10G upgrade to 100G connectivity scene, if the distance between the 10G device and the 100G device is short, we can use a MTP-10 duplex LC patch cords for direct connection. However, if the distance is too long, we may have to use MPO and MTP cassette for interconnection or cross connection. 1xMTP(12-Fiber) to 6xLC duplex cassettes, 2xMTP(2*12-Fiber) to 12xLC duplex cassettes and 1xMTP(24-Fiber) to 12xLC duplex cassettes can be all used for 100G connectivity. Following 100G connectivity case takes the 2xMTP(2*12-Fiber) to 12xLC duplex cassettes for example.

Infiberone.COM MPO and MTP Cassettes Solutions

Infiberone offers a wide range of MTP/MPO cassettes including single-mode or multimode 1xMTP(12-Fiber) to 6xLC duplex cassettes, 2xMTP(2*12-Fiber) to 12xLC duplex cassettes and 1xMTP(24-Fiber) to 12xLC duplex cassettes, which allows for rapid deployment of high density data center infrastructure as well as improved troubleshooting and reconfiguration during moves, adds and changes. Besides, the fiber enclosure is also provided, which can hold three LGX MTP/MPO cassettes.

A new chapter of global marketing in 2017 – India trip

Infiberone India trip
2017 is a very important year for Infiberone’s marketing breakthrough, we aimed to build a global company for years. After several years developing, we now strong R & D strength and have wide  range of optical products. And we now have office in USA and Russian, and aslo have one in India before. This year we are planning to re-open an office there. So in the beginning of 2017, two of our sales manager spent a trip to India for almost one month to do market research. We learned a lot and this indicates we began our new journey in India.

Emily and Ethan spent the trip to many cities in India, such as NOIDA, Hyderabad, toured Bangalore and Mumbai City, paid visits at least 10 local well-known international enterprises and local enterprises in India. This market is very big, they deeply explored the requirements of customer on the optical device, including the acquisition target price, competitive information and many other valuable business information, which provides a practical guide for the next step in India market. At the same time, our two colleagues visited customer’s family, to understand the local culture. Indians are very kind and hosted them very well. We believe that we will made a new progress this year!

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How To Clean The Recommendation for MPO/MTP Connectors

MPO/MTP connectors are common throughout the high-density network today, giving us the power to add, drop, move and change the network. Thus, inspection and cleaning are very important for them since that issues with connector cleanliness and contamination are the greatest cause of network failure. However, you may find that you cannot get the expected result even though you have already cleaned the MPO/MTP connector before connection. Why? Keep reading this post, you may find out what the trouble is and how to solve it.
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Understanding MPO/MTP Connector
MPO/MTP connector is the most common multi-fiber connector type used in today’s high-density networks, e.g. 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet. It usually contains one or two rows of fibers (12-fiber MPO/MTP or 24-fiber MPO/MTP) in a single connector. Compared to the single-fiber connectors, a MPO or MTP connector has a larger contact area (Figure 1), and alignment of the fibers is achieved by the connection of male connector (pinned connector) which has outer pins and female connector (unpinned connector) which has alignment holes (Figure 2).

When cleaning a MPO/MTP connector, all fibers on the connector must be clean for it to function properly. Because contamination of one fiber can cause signal degradation on other fibers. Additionally, due to the presence of the alignment pins, the cleaning of the extreme sides of the MPO/MTP connector end-face is often overlooked by users (Figure 3). This is also why we cannot get the expected result in spite of repetitive cleaning. For these reasons, we should choose the right cleaning method and tools for proper cleaning.

Cleaning Method—Dry or Wet?
Inspection should be done first before cleaning as it can decide if you need to clean. Once cleaning is required, dry cleaning which is an efficient method to remove dusts and finger grease is usually the preferred method to use due to the possibilities of residue when using alcohol based products.

However, dry cleaning method is not always sufficient to completely remove all contaminants. Thus, if the second inspection reveals that the MPO/MTP connector is still contaminated after the first dry cleaning, wet+dry cleaning method (Figure 4) is recommended to use for second cleaning. If the connector is still contaminated after second cleaning using wet+dry method, you could try to redo it once more. But in this case, permanent damage of the connector must be excluded. Once permanent damage is detected, the connector has to be replaced.

The one-click MPO/MTP cleaner (Figure 6) is an easy-to-use cleaning tool for MPO/MTP accessible connector and adapter cleaning. If connector and adapter are both required to clean in your system, it is a good choice for you. Just with a simple “one-click”, the cleaning is done. A one-click MPO/MTP cleaner can be used up to 600 cleans.

In addition to the cleaner, other cleaning accessories such as lint-free wipe, optical grade dust remover, lint-free swab, etc. are necessary to achieve dry or wet+dry cleaning.
clean wipe    swab    dust remover

Conclusion
Fiber optic cleaning is a key part in whole fiber optic systems. MPO/MTP connector is more susceptible to contamination due to its larger contact area and multiple fiber design. Thus, choosing a right cleaning method and cleaning tool is very important for MPO/MTP cleaning. This post recommended cleaning methods and tools for MPO/MTP cleaning. All the products mentioned above can be ordered in our on-line shop http://www.fs.com. Please visit the website or contact us for more information.

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Infiberone is a sub-brand of Gigalight

Infiberone sfp online store is a sub-brand of Gigalight, we focus on high-end optical network devices, mainly supplying industrial-grade optical transceivers and professional optical interconnection components for data centers.

Infiberone is a market innovator and application pioneer in global optical networking devices & interconnect. We provide series of products and solutions mainly applied in big data & cloud computing center, broadcast HD video transmission, multimedia consumer optics & machine vision, and telecommunication & data communication networks.

Major Application Realms & Seven Product Lines

Data Center fiber optics & Cloud Computing

High-speed Transceivers: SFP28/QSFP28 optical modules;

DAC: 10G/25G/40G/56G/100G/120G short-distance interconnect I/O copper cable assemblies;

AOC: 10G/25G/40G/56G/100G/120G interconnect active optical cables;


GIGACABLING High-density Cabling: MPO/MTP trunk cable assemblies and MPO/MTP fan-out cable assemblies, etc.;


Cloud Programmer & Smart Optics Testers: Transceiver encoder, transceiver/AOC checkers, MPO/MTP polarity checker.

4K HD Optics

Video Optical Modules: 3G/6G/12G SDI optical/copper transceivers and optical extenders;


Multimedia Consumer Optics & Machine Vision: USB3.0/USB3.1 AOC, HDMI2.0 AOC, and HDMI optical modules.

Metropolitan Area Network & 5G Mobile Communication

100G CFP2/CFP4, 25G SFP28, 155M-16G SFP/XFP pluggable SFP, PLC, CWDM/DWDM, AAWG, MEMS-VOA, optical switch, OBPS (optical bypass protection system), etc.


Global Markets

Founded in 2006, Infiberone headquarter locates in Shenzhen, China; branch office in Silicon Valley, USA; representative office in Russia; sole agents in Brazil and Israel, and key channel distribution partners in USA and Europe. In the next 3 years (2017-2019), seizing the opportunities provided by next generation big data & cloud computing, HD video and 5G mobile communication, Infiberone intends to realize sales volume in 55 million dollars, 75 million dollars and 120 million dollars, and further in 200 million dollars in 2020.

Presently Infiberone’s overseas business accounts for 70% of the company overall, and domestic accounts for 30%. In China, Infiberone business focus on Internet operators such as Baidu and Alibaba; traditional service operators and data communication equipment manufacturers like China Unicom and China Telecom; and overseas markets center on telecommunication & Internet operators and equipment suppliers in North American, Russian, Brazilian, Israelite, and Indian.

After ten years operation, Infiberone has successfully developed and been widely approved its favorable market image and product reputation.