Taking advantage of the first network standard, designed from start to finish for fibre optics, the AMP Fixed Shroud Duplex (FSD) System offers the components necessary for a high performance FDDI local area network. The FSD connector, based on proven 2.5mm ceramic ferrule technology, is a two channel snap-fit connector that combines low loss, typically 0.2dB, with positive side latch mating, polarisation, easy to use keying and bend limiting strain relief.
A rigid protective shroud guards the connector's floating ferrules against damage from mishandling or mismatching. The connector can be chosen to accept either flat 'zip-cord', or round duplex cable.
- Insertion loss: 0.2dB typical
- Mating cycles: 0.1dB change after 500 cycles
- Cable retention: 150N min
- Operating temperature: -40ºC to +85ºC
The Enterprise System Connection Architecture, ESCON, was developed by IBM as a channel connection architecture with the intent of improving connectivity by incorporating fibre optics into a network.
The connector system is a Retractable Shroud Duplex (RSD) and can be supplied as terminated patchcords or pigtails. Hybrid patchcords, terminated one end with an ESCON connector and the other end with MT-RJ, LC, ST or SC can be made to your specific length requirements.
We are able to provide RSD cable assemblies meeting IBM system requirements. Adaptors are panel mount and have a zirconia alignment sleeve for minimum connection losses.
- Retractable Shroud for ease of cleaning
- Insertion loss: 0.5dB typical
- Cable retention: 150N for 1 min
- Durability: 500 cycles
- Operating temperature: -20ºC to +70ºC
- Storage temperature: -40ºC to +80ºC