ITT offers PHD fiber optic connector for military applications

SANTA ANA, Calif., 2 Dec. 2006. ITT Electronic Components in Santa Ana, Calif., is offering a relatively low-cost, high-performance, densely packaged fiber optic PHD connector for advanced systems.

SANTA ANA, Calif., 2 Dec. 2006. ITT Electronic Components in Santa Ana, Calif., is offering a relatively low-cost, high-performance, densely packaged fiber optic PHD connector for advanced systems.

The connector features multi-fiber compatibility, multimode capability and multiple interconnect configurations. The PHD optical core connector bodies and structured cable systems have been engineered to support mission-critical applications within data-carrying networks.

The PHD terminus system builds off of the small form factor (SFF) technology, using the standard 1.25-millimeter discrete channel ceramic ferrule, which is single-mode and multi-mode compatible. Two versions of the terminus design are available with footprints equivalent of size 22- and 16-gage electrical contacts that are compatible with cable diameters as large as 1.2- and 2.2-millimeter.

The reduced physical size lends itself well to the future state of optical solutions, where it is anticipated that single-mode optics will be mixed equally with multi-mode optics. The PHD terminus retention uses ITT's patented "Little Caesar" contact retention clip technology, which allows for single cavity service and repair.

This rear release clip retention system design has been used in hundreds of millions of field electrical connectors during the past 40 years, and has proven capable of surviving the worst possible environments.

Specific systems can be identified for interface with the standard MIL-C-38999 footprint and applications that require exposure to outdoor environments where commodity fiber optic products prove unsuitable. For more information contact ITT online at www.ittcannon.com.

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