As far back as Roman times, glass has been drawn into fibers. Yet, it was not until the 1790s that the French Chappe brothers invented the first "optical telegraph." It was a system comprised of a series of lights mounted on towers where operators would relay a message from one tower to the next. Over the course of the next...
Fiber optic cable has many advantages over copper cable. Fiber transmits data much faster over longer distances than copper. Fiber cable is also smaller diameter and weighs less than its copper counterpart, making it ideal for a variety of cabling solutions. Fiber optics are immune to RFI (radio frequency interference) and EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) making […]
In designing an optical link, the optical link loss budget must be calculated. This reflects the difference of power generated by the transmitter compared to the amount of light the receiver is set to receive. In calculating link loss budgets, first consider the output power of the transmitter. For example, most multimode transceivers have a […]
Timbercon Adapters are designed to optically or mechanically join two fiber optic connectors. Adapters are often used as the interface between a device and the outside world. Adapters are available in a variety of connector and mounting options for different applications. Timbercon has the Adapters you need. Contact a Timbercon representative to request detailed information on [...]
Learn about various fiber optic connector styles. ST Connector Slotted bayonet type connector with long ferrule. Common connector for mulitmode fibers. SC Connectors Push/pull connector that can also be used with duplex fiber constuction. LC Connectors Much like the SC connector but with a ferrule that is half the size. MU Connectors Much like the [...]