Lane Electronics has announced a fibre-optic connector solution for designers who need to terminate optical cable in harsh or challenging environments. The Positronic Optik-D Series is an ARINC 801 conforming fibre-optic connector designed to be used with the company’s industry leading Combo D-Subminiature family.
Positronic’s Combo-D is a hybrid connector system which allows designers to incorporate power, signal, coax and now optical contacts in a single mixed density, D-Subminiature format to create a high performance, versatile and cost saving solution. According to Lane Electronics, Optik-D connectors are more cost effective than D38999 or ARINC 600-based systems and are compatible with ARINC 801 products from other manufacturers.
The Optik-D connector features an ultra-low insertion loss figure of just 0.06 dB (typical). This low loss performance is achieved thanks to a proprietary design based on a tight tolerance guide pin and bushing that act jointly to keep the fibre cores precisely aligned. This, in turn, means designers can usually specify an LED laser source rather than a more costly solid state laser since less optical power is required.
Positronic’s Optik-D connector will accept cables with a diameter from 1.6 to 2.8 (0.065 to 0.110) and Lane is able to supply a range of accessories and tooling.
Lane is an ideal source for all key connector types including circular, filtered, RF, coaxial, sub – miniature, backshells and adaptors, D connectors, aerospace, test and measurement, IDC, PCB connectors, edge connectors and connectors for rack and panel applications.