Roll up for rugged fibre optics

ITTs new Cannon PHD line of optical interconnects is said to deliver high performance, high density and ease of maintenance in outdoor or factory environments where commodity fibre optic products prove unsuitable. Typical applications include tele-communications, automotive systems, commercial aircraft, industrial, medical and military products.

Based on an industry-standard 1.25mm ceramic ferrule, the Cannon PHD system is said to offer a higher density than SC, ST or MC ferrule technologies. Optical core connector bodies and cable systems have been engineered to support mission-critical applications within data-carrying networks and ITT also claims the design will minimise potential operator error for simple field service and repair.

Further benefits are listed as stable performance for multi-channel interconnects, minimal insertion loss and channel-to-channel variance with high return loss. The products end face is GR-326 compliant and ITT can supply systems for use on backplanes and rack and panel designs, or for interface with the standard MIL-C-38999 footprint.