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Expanded Beam Fiber Optic Connectors for Medical Devices

Expanded Beam Fiber Optic Connectors for Medical Devices

10/14/2020 | Medical

New choices in expanded beam connectors minimize the impact of harsh environments on medical fiber optics Advantages and Challenges of Fiber Optic Cabling Fiber optic cables are replacing copper wiring in many medical devices due to fiber’s greater bandwidth, resistance to electromagnetic interference, reduced ferromagnetic content and lower weight. Fiber optic cables are, however, constructed [...]

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Choosing the Right Medical Grade Fiber Optic Cable Part 1: Sterilization

Choosing the Right Medical Grade Fiber Optic Cable Part 1: Sterilization

09/10/2020 | Medical

Sterilization methods can have a significant impact on the performance of fiber optic cables. How can you be certain that the sterilization method you choose won’t adversely impact the performance of your carefully designed medical device? How do you balance performance requirements of the fiber with the effects of packaging and sterilization? Timbercon can help [...]

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High Bandwidth Fiber Optic Cables for Medical Datacom

High Bandwidth Fiber Optic Cables for Medical Datacom

08/20/2020 | Medical

Timbercon offers fiber optic cables that power the data architecture in the world’s most advanced clinical diagnostic systems. Diagnostic imaging systems are placing increasing demands on the data architecture of Positron-Emission Tomography (PET), Magnetic Resonance Imaging  (MRI) and Computerized Tomography (CT) systems. Improvements in speed and resolution of scanning technology lead to increased bandwidth requirements [...]

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Fiber Optics for Campus Networks

Fiber Optics for Campus Networks

08/25/2019 | Fiber Education

Universities and educational institutions are rapidly migrating to fiber optics for their campus networking needs. The cost of fiber optics is becoming much more affordable, allowing both public and private institutions to expand campus networks and reap the benefits of fiber optic technology. Universities and other higher education institutions are deploying fiber to support campus […]

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Copper Cable vs Fiber Optics

Copper Cable vs Fiber Optics

10/30/2018 | Fiber Education

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 […]

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dB vs. Optical Power Loss

dB vs. Optical Power Loss

10/24/2018 | Fiber Education

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 […]

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Adapters

Adapters

10/24/2018 | Product Design

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 [...]

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Fiber Optic Connectors

Fiber Optic Connectors

10/24/2018 | Fiber Education

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 [...]

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Fiber Optics 101

Fiber Optics 101

10/18/2018 | Fiber Education

To learn more about how fiber optics work, watch the Fiber Optics 101 presentation. Fiber Optics 101 Download the PDF. Download the Fiber Optics 101 presentation as a PDF.

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