Machine Design

High-Density Optical-Fiber Connector

The MU-type optical-fiber connector is smaller, weighs less, and has a higher density than other optical-fiber connectors.

The connector features a mechanical push-pull design latch for easy operation. Keying prevents rotational misalignment. The MU connector is the industry-standard connector in Japan and is used in telecommunication, LAN, MAN, and WAN applications.

The Simplex MU-type connector is preassembled, with ferrule included, in either single or multimode. The single version has a maximum insertion loss of 0.5 dB with a minimum return less of 40 dB; the multimode's maximum insertion loss is 0.3 db with a minimum return loss of 22 dB. Both versions feature 1.25-mm zirconia ferrules and support 0.9 and 22-mm cable types. The connectors conform to JISC5983 and IEC61754-6 standards. Also available are Simplex MU-type optical-fiber adapters with a maximum insertion loss of 0.3 dB.

JST Corp.,
1957 Lakeside Dr., Waukegan, IL 60085,
(800) 947-1110,

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