In this webinar, we explore simple test setups to accurately measure IL and RL for various non-standard and emerging cable assemblies including: hybrid patch cords, unibody duplex (SN and MDC), shuffles, loopbacks, and expanded beam connectors. We will also look at the new 3M expanded beam EBO connector in detail and show features that make it optimal for connectivity and installation.
MTP®/MPO cable assemblies are prevalent in fiber networks and their quantities are growing as parallel communication increases. These assemblies introduce unique testing challenges, whether it is a standard 12f MPO to 12f MPO assembly or one of the various different fanouts and fiber count configurations. In this presentation, learn more about equipment identification and setup, as well as proper testing during production. We also explore common pitfalls and ways to identify errors and inaccuracies during the testing process. US Conec will review terminated MPO connector standards required for test leads including polarity methodologies and how configurable connector types can be used to make the test setups more versatile.