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When you get in touch with a cable assembly manufacturer in India, you can discuss with them as to which cable assembly is better for your application – traditional copper wires or fiber optic cables. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Fiber Optic Cables _ The Types And Benefits - Miracle Electronics

The data transmission industry is in full swing
with all sorts of data being transferred from
one point to another for various applications to
run. Cable assemblies are one important element
of this industry, which are required to send a
signal from one device to another. The copper
wire within these assemblies is mainly
responsible for transmitting data through
electrical signals or pulses. But, with
advancements in technology, this copper wire is
being slowly replaced with fiber optic cables.
What are fiber optic cables? Fiber optic cables
use a completely different method to transmit
data, as compared to copper wires. With these
cables, the data is sent using light pulses that
travel through the fibers of the cable, which are
made up particularly of plastic or glass, so
that light can penetrate them. The light signals
transmitted are then shot through the cable,
hitting the cable walls. Because light travels
very fast, the fiber optic cables have a much
higher speed than the traditional copper
wire. Types of fiber optic cables
There are various types of fiber optic cables
available, the choice depending upon the end
connector and application in which they are to be
used. The three main types of fiber optic cables
include single-mode fiber cables, multi-mode
fiber cables, and plastic optical fiber cables.
Let us look at each one of them in detail. Single
mode fiber cables These cables are those that
have only one strand of glass fiber running
through them, with a thickness ranging from 8.3
to 10 microns in diameter. These cables can
transmit data in only one direction. In spite of
this, these cables have a higher bandwidth, and
thus cost more. Multi mode fibers These cables
have multiple strands of glass fibers running
through them, with larger diameters that range
from 50 to 100 microns. Because of the multiple
strands within, these cables can follow a linear
and a non-linear path. The thickness can bring
to these cables a higher bandwidth, but restricts
the length. Longer cables result in a distorted
signal. Plastic optical fiber cables As the name
itself suggests, these cables have plastic fibers
instead of glass fibers, making it a cheaper
option for short-distance applications. However,
plastic optic fibers can lose their signal over
long distances. Connectors used in fiber optic
cables The connectors used at the ends of the
cable assemblies are equally important to make
sure that the cable is secured and connected
properly to the application. Lets now also take
a look at the various kinds of connectors
used. Fixed connectors These connectors are
fixed on an application via a screw and threaded
end housing, serving the purpose of securing the
cable assembly to the application with
movement. Lucent connectors These connectors
contain small ferrules and a push-pull latching
mechanism, being most popularly used with single
mode fibers. Subscriber connectors These
connectors have ceramic ferrules, and are used
for push-pull applications with dual mode fibers.
Straight tip connectors These connectors
contain a unique design where a half- twist
bayonet locking mechanism is used. They come
equipped with a longer ferrule, primarily used
with multi mode fiber assemblies. Whatever your
cable assembly requirements, you can get in touch
with Miracle Electronics, the most versatile
cable assembly manufacturer in India. Here,
youll get all kinds of cable assemblies, along
with a variety of connectors to suit your
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