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A Quick Look at the New OM5 Fiber Patch Cables

With the upgrading of optical fiber patch cords, OM5 optical fiber patch cords are currently a high-standard type. It is normal for people to have many questions about new products.

        Definition of OM5 fiber optic patch cord

        OM5 optical fiber patch cord is a new standard for optical fiber patch cord defined by TIA and IEC. The fiber diameter is 50/125um. The manufacturing process of optical fiber preform has been optimized, which can be used for higher broadband applications and is also fully backward compatible with traditional OM3 and OM4 multimode fiber optic patch cords. In February 2017, TIA stipulated that the identification color of OM5 fiber optic patch cords is water green. OM3 and OM4 fiber optic patch cords can still be used with OM5 fiber patch cords. The only difference is that the color of the sheath needs to be changed.

        Advantages of OM5 fiber optic patch cord

        Strong scalability, OM5 fiber patch cord can combine shortwave wavelength division multiplexing (SWDM) and parallel transmission technology in the future, and only needs 8-core broadband multimode fiber (WBMMF) to support 200/400G Ethernet Application; low cost, OM5 fiber patch cord draws on the wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology of single-mode fiber, which extends the available wavelength range during network transmission, and can support 4 wavelengths on 1-core multimode fiber, and the required fiber The number of cores is reduced by 1/4 of the previous one, which greatly reduces the wiring cost of the network; strong compatibility and interoperability: OM5 fiber patch cord can support traditional applications like OM4/OM3 fiber patch cord, and it is compatible with OM4 /OM3 fiber optic patch cords are fully compatible and interoperable;

        The difference between OM5 fiber patch cord and OM4/OM3 fiber patch cord

        Outer sheath color, generally speaking, the outer sheath color of OM3 and OM4 fiber patch cord is water blue, while the outer sheath color of OM5 fiber patch cord is water green; wavelength, the wavelength of OM5 fiber patch cord is 850/ 1300nm, and can support at least 4 wavelengths. The usual operating wavelengths of OM3 and OM4 are 850nm and 1310nm, and only support 1 wavelength at a time. On the same wavelength window, the transmission distance of this multimode fiber patch cord is also different. ;Effective mode broadband (EMB), OM5 fiber patch cord has a higher breakthrough in effective mode broadband (EMB), it will increase the effective mode broadband (EMB) at 850nm wavelength to 6000MHZ. It reaches 8000MHZ.KM, which is 4 times higher than the effective mode bandwidth of traditional OM3 and OM4 multimode fibers;

        OM5 fiber patch cords are suitable for those optical modules

        OM5 fiber patch cords can be used for QSFP-40G-SR4, QSFP-40G-BIDI-SR-MM850, QSFP-40G-eSR4, QSFP-100G-SR4, CXP-100G-SR10 and other modules to connect.

        This is the end of the introduction of OM5 fiber optic patch cords. For the more common questions, we have answered them. If you have any questions, you can consult the online customer service. For product order, please contact sales@hj-net.com.