Continuously increasing demand for high data rates and bandwidth have led to the innovation of a new generation of multi-mode fiber. Molex announces the introduction of its OM5 (Optical Multimode) which complements its range of existing OM3 and OM4 short-wavelength division multiplexing (SWDM) technology. That enables the transmission of at least four low-cost wavelengths for longer distances, reducing the fiber count for high-speed applications.
The increasing need for faster data speed in the data centers require more fibers in parallel but increasing fiber count is practical only up to a point and after that it poses cable management and space challenges.
Today across the world, around 90 million internet transactions are conducted per minute and all of these are processed through a network of worldwide data centers.
Currently, data speed of 100G is able to fulfill the demand but looking at the growth in networks, new standards are being developed for 400G and higher.
The OM5 fiber features extended bandwidth range of 850 to 950nm that enables it to provide optimal support to SWDM applications by enhancing its capability to transmit at least four low-cost wavelengths for longer distance, reducing parallel fiber count by four-folds.
Supporting 40G transmission up to 440m and 100G transmission up to 400m. It also provides a logical migration path to support 400G in future while being compatible with OM3 and OM4 cabling.
• Transmission of 40G and 100G over a single pair of fiber, reducing the fiber count for high speeds by 75%, offering significant space and cost savings
• Supports at least four low-cost wavelengths in the 850 to 950nm range
• Optimal support to SWDM applications with longer transmission distance and ability to migrate up to 400Gbps
• Backward compatibility with OM3 and OM4 makes it easy to upgrade data center network infrastructure for OM5.
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