400 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Optical Cabling

The Future of High-Performance-Backbones

The future development of data center cabling is clearly moving towards 400 Gbit/s. The 400GBASE-SR16 transmission protocol standardized according to IEEE 802.3bs emphasizes the MPO Interface with 32 fibers. Both connector faces are not compatible with the MPO-12.

However, 400 Gbit/s can be realized without problems with Base-8 cabling. If URM trunk cabling is already there, only the patch cable needs to be replaced with a special fanout cable. This converts the MPO connector’s 32 or 16 fibers to a total number of 4 or 2 URM NG P8 connectors, depending on the transmission protocol.

Cabling over MPO is also possible although there is no compatibility with MPO-12 or MPO-24 at the active port.

With speeds of 40 to 400 Gbit/s, even short-distance data transmission is possible (up to 500m) using the PSM4 and DR4 standards. In this case, four singlemode fibers are used as transmission medium with LC(dx) or MPO-12 serving as interface. Cabling with singlemode fibers offers the undeniable advantage of a great loss budget (3dB).

We would be pleased to advise you which cabling concept is the right one for your application.

Exemplary fiber optic cabling strategy

400 Gigabit Ethernet Cabling Solution

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Fanout Cable MTP®-URM NG P8

Fanout Cable MTP®-URM NG P8

Properties

  • Assembled with MTP® for 16 or 32 fibers, Interface for 400Gbit
  • Small cable diameter

Advantages

  • Fast migration to 400Gbit using existing URM trunk cabling

Options

  • Available in multimode (OM3, OM4) or singlemode
  • MTP® as male version
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URM Patchbox

URM Patchbox

Properties

  • Offers space to patch up to 192 fibers
  • Suitable for splicing of up to 96 fibers
  • Backside strain relief for up to 6 trunk cables

Advantages

  • Very high packing density
  • Plug & Play installation with pre-assembled cables

Options

  • Available with or without pigtails and splice cassettes,
    in multimode (OM3, OM4) or singlemode
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Trunk Cable URM

Trunk Cable URM

Properties

  • 16 to 128 fibers possible
  • Integrated threaded cable adapter suitable for the distribution technology

Advantages

  • Base-8 trunk cabling is suitable for current and future transmission standards
  • Fast and tool-free installation
  • Customizable fanout length to avoid excess length

Options

  • Available in multimode (OM3, OM4) or singlemode
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Subrack with Trunk Cable Holder

Subrack with Trunk Cable Holder

Properties

  • Accommodates 16 x 5 HP modules or 12 x 7 HP modules
  • Trunk cable holder mounted directly to the subrack

Advantages

  • Modular design enables mixed assemblies and good scalability
  • 9 trunk head slots, adjustable with clips

Options

  • Trunk head support from top and/or bottom available
    as 3-Rack Unit and 6-Rack Unit versions
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Splice Module URM

Splice Module URM

Properties

  • Suitable for subrack 3 RU
  • Front plate in width of 5 HP
  • Up to 16 pre-assembled fiber pigtails with URM NG P2 connector

Advantages

  • Good scalability

Options

  • For 2 or 3 URM-K8 adapters
  • In Multimode (OM3, OM4) oder Singlemode
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Please do not hesitate to contact us:
Akram El Asri (Sales / Customer Services)
Phone: + 49 (0) 3721 39 88 76