Ribbon Cable

(1) A Cable that incorporates multiple fibers, jacketed side by side in a ribbonlike form (with parallel elements). (2) A cable in which many conductors (copper or fiber) are embedded in a plastic material in parallel, forming a flat, ribbon like structure.

Alternate definition: A Fiber Optic Cable in which the optical fibers are held in grooves and laminated within a flat semirigid strip of material, such as plastic, that positions, holds, and protects them. Note: Ribbon Cables may be stacked to produce fiber optic cables with large numbers of fibers. Buffers, strength members, fillers, and jacketing are usually added to produce the final cable.

Ribbon Cable
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