As the demand for high-bandwidth, high-speed applications in data centers grows, OM5 fiber optic patch cords are approved as a new type of multimode fiber (MMF) for high-speed data center applications. wide attention.
OM5 fiber optic patch cord was originally called broadband multi-mode fiber optic patch cord. It is a new standard for fiber optic patch cords defined by TIA and IEC. The fiber diameter is 50/125 μm. Compared with OM3 and OM4 fiber optic patch cords, OM5 fiber optic patch cords Can be used for higher bandwidth applications. The fiber preform manufacturing process of the OM5 fiber patch cables has been optimized to support higher bandwidths. In terms of structure, it is no different from OM3 and OM4 fiber patch cords, so it is fully backward compatible with traditional OM3 and OM4 multimode fiber patch cords. In addition, in February 2017, TIA stipulated that the identification color of OM5 fiber optic patch cords is aqua, and OM3 and OM4 fiber optic patch cables can still be used with OM5 fiber optic patch cables, the only difference is that the color of the outer jacket needs to be changed in order to Easily identify OM5 connections.
Why use OM5 fiber patch cords?
Widely recognized: OM5 fiber optic patch cords were originally published as TIA-492AAAE by the Communications Industry Association, and were unanimously approved in the ANSI/TIA-568.3-D revision solicitation issued by the American National Standards Institute;
Strong scalability: OM5 fiber patch cables can combine short wavelength wavelength division multiplexing (SWDM) and parallel transmission technology in the future, and only need 8-core broadband multimode fiber (WBMMF) to support 200/400G Ethernet Applied to the coming 5G Internet of Everything era;
Cost reduction: The OM5 fiber patch cord draws on the wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology of single-mode fiber to extend the available wavelength range during network transmission. It can support 4 wavelengths on a 1-core multi-mode fiber. The number is reduced to 1/4 of the previous one, which greatly reduces the wiring cost of the network;
Compatibility and Interoperability: OM5 fiber patch cords can support legacy applications just like OM3 fiber patch cables and OM4 fiber patch cables, and are fully compatible and interoperable with OM3 and OM4 fiber patch cables.