With the high-speed transmission and data capacity requirements of 40G / 100G network cabling in data centers, the application of high-density MPO / MTP fiber connectors and patch cords is becoming more common. The MPO / MTP fiber optic connector is normally a multi-core connector that can provide multi-fiber connections in one connector, thus supporting higher bandwidth and higher density applications. What is the difference between MPO and MTP?
MPO is "Multi-fiber Push On", which is the first-generation shrapnel-clamped multi-core connector developed by Japan NTT Communications Corporation in the 1980s. The size of the MPO connector is similar to the ordinary SC connector, however the density provides increased several times. Generally, 12-core optical fibers could be arranged in a row, supporting one or more rows of optical fibers in the same MPO connector. According to the different number of cores discharged in the connector, they are divided into one row (12-core) and multiple rows (24-core or more).Also applied to 400Gb may be the arrangement of 16/32 cores.In this way, an MPO connector can recognize the simultaneous transmission of 12-core or even more optical fiber signals, which saves a lot of space and resources for fiber optical wiring.
MTP is a registered trademark of US Conec, and its multi-core connector parts and ferrules are specifically called MTP connectors. MTP and MPO fiber optical connectors are in compliance with the international standard "IEC-61754-7" and the American standard "TIA-604-5 (FOCIS5)", which to a particular extent implies that the two are compatible.MTP fiber jumper is definitely a high-performance MPO connector with more optimized optical and mechanical properties.The appearance design is slightly different, but the two can be interchanged and interconnected.
MTP connectors are specially designed to improve performance and usability compared to MPO connectors. The distinctions between the two mainly include the following:
1.The outer frame sleeve of the MTP connector is designed to be removable, which is convenient for users to reprocess and polish the MT ferrule and flexibly change the positive and negative.
3.There is a metal pin clip in the MTP optical fiber connector to fix the push ring, minimizing the accidental breakage when mating with the connector
4.The elliptical guide pin (PIN) of the MTP fiber optic connector is constructed of metal and oval design, which can maintain high-performance transmission more lasting.
MPO/MTP optical fiber connectors are small in size and high in density, and will support multi-core optical fiber connections, which greatly saves the space occupied by line ports and cables, so that higher density wiring can be achieved in a specific space.Great flexibility and scalability also produce cabling deployment easier and more adaptable to future network upgrades, expansions and changes.OEMfibers provides various specifications of MPO/MTP fiber connectors , fiber jumpers, and supports OEM / ODM customization.