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Mohawk guide provides technical advice on high-bandwidth backbones.

Mohawk, a manufacturer of fiber optic and copper cable products, has released the Multimode Fiber Grade Selector Guide to aid network designers in preparing for future high-bandwidth backbones includi...


January 1, 2005  


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Mohawk, a manufacturer of fiber optic and copper cable products, has released the Multimode Fiber Grade Selector Guide to aid network designers in preparing for future high-bandwidth backbones including 40 Gb/s.

A grading system, in both long (1300nm) and short (850 nm) wavelengths, defines and categorizes the fibers into six categories, based on bandwidth and application support and distances.

Grades 1, 2 & 3 are 62.5/125 fibers. Grade 4 is the “standard” 50/125 (TIA/EIA-568-B.3). Grade 5 is the laser optimized 50/125 (TIA/EIA-568-B.3-1) and Grade 6 is the enhanced laser optimized 50/125 fiber.

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