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MDC Connector

MDC connector is a Very Small Form Factor (VSFF) duplex optical connector designed for termination of Multi-mode and Single-mode fiber cables up to 2.0mm in diameter. The MDC connector is manufactured with proven 1.25mm ferrule technology used in industry standard LC optical connectors

Mini Duplex Connector (MDC)

Multiple emerging transceiver Multi-Source Agreements (MSAs) have defined port breakout architectures that require a duplex optical connector with a smaller footprint than the LC connector. The reduced size of the MDC connector will allow a single array transceiver to accept multiple MDC patch cables which are individually accessible directly at the transceiver interface. The new format will support four individual MDC cables in a QSFP footprint and two individual MDC cables in an SFP footprint.

  • MM, SM and SM APC available
  • Two 1.25mm ferrules in one connector housing
  • Push-pull boot for connector insertion and extraction
  • Simple polarity reversal with no exposed fibers
  • Designed for cables up to 2.0mm OD
  • 3x fiber cabling density over LC
  • Telcordia GR-326 and TIA-568 compliant
  • Meets IEC 61753-1 Grade B insertion loss requirements

Instant 2x or 3x of the current module/panel connector density

The increased connector density at the module/panel minimizes hardware size which leads to reduced capital and operational expense. A one Rack Unit (RU) housing can accommodate 144 fibers with LC Duplex connectors and adapters. Using the smaller MDC connector increases the fiber count to 432F in the same 1 RU space.

Quick and Simple Polarity Reversal

The polarity reversal of the MDC connector is effortless and does not expose or twist delicate fibers during the process. To change polarity, pull the boot from the connector housing, rotate the boot 180 degrees, and reassemble
the boot assembly back onto the connector housing. Polarity marks on the top and side of the connector provide notification of reversed connector polarity.

Backward Compatible Adapters

2-port and 3-port adapters designed to fit through the same panel cutout defined for duplex LCadapters, allowing an instant 2x or 3x of the current module/panel connector density by simply removing the LCduplex adapters and installing the MDC adapters.