MXC Cable Assemblies
The MXC connector platform is a versatile, cost effective, next generation connectivity solution optimized for direct interface to equipment densely populated with mid-board mounted, multimode or singlemode optical modules. Supporting a varied selection of link designs, the MXC package is optimized for expanded beam PRIZM MT ferrules providing for a more robust and debris insensitive interface compared to traditional physical contact solutions. The unique, streamlined external plug recesses the multi-fiber ferrule, protecting the lensed interface while providing maximum port density. Designed specifically for intra-rack and inter-rack point-to-point links, the MXC solution combines the bulkhead adapter and on-card plug into a single component, minimizing PCB space consumption on the inside of the equipment.
The MXC connector platform also supports blind-mating of the optical fiber demarcation point for true optical backplane or mid-plane architectures. Utilizing the same external cable plugs for front panel and backplane applications, novel X, Y & Z axis floating mechanisms allow for generous mismatch between the card-mounted and rack-mounted connector components.