Tyco Brings LIGHTRAYs To Fujikura.Tyco Electronics Tyco Electronics was the largest unit of Tyco International Ltd., and the world's leading supplier of passive electronic components. On June 29, 2007 Tyco Electronics became a wholly independent publicly-traded company, along with Covidien, from the breakup of the Tyco conglomerate Corporation and Fujikura, Ltd. recently completed a licensing agreement for the production of AMP LIGHTRAY MPX MPX - Multiplexor Channel interconnection system products. Both companies will multi-source this fiber optic backplane An interconnecting device that has sockets for printed circuit boards to plug into.
Passive and Active
Although resistors may be used, a "passive" backplane adds no processing in the circuit. interconnection product line. Utilized in the telecommunications and networking markets, it has above three million lines sold worldwide. The system products are turning into the de facto standard Hardware or software that is widely used, but not endorsed by a standards organization. Contrast with de jure standard.
de facto standard - A widespread consensus on a particular product or protocol which has not been ratified by any official standards body, such as ISO, for system level applications. It streamlines dense fiber-to-fiber blindmate system interconnection and accommodates blindmate backplane applications and other dense fiber-to-fiber interconnect applications. Enlisting stand-alone interconnection, it employs bulkhead porting and contains products and accessories in a variety of configurations. Based on the MT ferrule A ceramic, plastic or stainless steel part of a fiber-optic plug that holds the end of the fiber and precisely aligns it to the socket. The fiber is inserted into the ferrule and cemented with an epoxy or adhesive, which gives it long-term mechanical strength and prevents contamination technology, the products feature miniature array connectors. Having up to 12 fibers on 250 micron micron: see micrometer.
One micrometer, which is one millionth of a meter or approximately 1/25,000 of an inch. The tiny elements that make up a transistor on a chip are measured in micrometers and nanometers. See process technology. centers, it applies a glass-filled polymer ferrule and at the center of the system is the new product's array connector.
"This agreement strengthens the LIGHTRAY MPX interconnection system as a solution for the demand for system-level packaging and the source requirements of the communications marketplace," said Rodd Ruland, director of marketing and business development for the Fiber Optic Division at Tyco Electronics.
The LIGHTRAY MPX array connector is hatched in accordance with Bellcore GR-1435-CORE generic requirements for connectors. A line of adapters, cleaning tools, dust covers, and test kits are available to round out the product line.