Optical round ribbon cable eases installation

Santa Clara, Calif. — Greater flexibility, easier installation and reduced attenuation are said to be among the key advantages offered by Molex Inc.’s new MPO optical round ribbon cable assemblies. The company achieved these benefits by developing termination techniques that maintain the round cable’s unique routing features and secure the cable to the MPO connectors. Plus, the ribbons are enclosed in a solid buffer core that reduces fiber pistoning between ribbons that can cause attenuation in longer cable assemblies.