Siemon announced that its MTP-based OM4 and OM3 plug and play fiber optic cable assembly products have passed key IEC and TIA/EIA performance tests. The test results showed strong performance margins to the 10Gb/s and 40/100Gb/s limits currently covered by the standards. Performed by Experior Laboratories, a leading independent, third-party testing facility, these tests confirm that Siemon’s 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s-ready plug and play assemblies exceed the standards’ strict insertion loss and endface geometry requirements with margins up to 60 percent.
The independent testing was performed across
multiple channel configurations that included Siemon MTP-to-MTP cable
assemblies in both OM4 and OM3 fiber grades; MTP-to-LC plug and play modules;
MTP-to-LC fiber jumpers; LC fiber jumpers and MTP-to-MTP adapter plates. All Siemon product and channel configurations
passed their respective insertion and return loss tests, which were performed
according to the latest IEC 61280-4-1 Edition 2 and TIA/EIA-455-171A testing
These latest IEC and TIA/EIA testing procedures use new Encircled Flux methods,
which limit the negative impact of variable launch conditions on the accuracy
of multimode fiber insertion and return loss test results. Encircled flux
compliance reduces test variability by up to 75 percent versus the previous
test methods, ensuring more accurate results and helping eliminate false pass
results that can degrade overall network performance. The more accurate
encircled flux methods indicated significant performance margins for all Siemon
In addition, all Siemon MTP connectors passed
IEC 61300-3-30 Ed 1.0 testing for performance critical fiber endface geometry.