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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.

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