Corning Cable Systems has partnered with Intel® to create a new optical connector and fiber technology to support future Intel® Silicon Photonics Technology products. These technologies will greatly alter how fast data centers can deliver content while decreasing operating expense.
Corning's new ClearCurve fiber was developed at the request of Intel®. Traditional fiber cable reflects light off of fiber walls to transmit data down the cable, and light becomes distorted. The new ClearCurve fiber reduces light distortion down each fiber, transmitting content three times farther.
- Corning’s ClearCurve LX Multimode Fiber transmits 1310 nm with low optical loss
- The ClearCurve fiber transmits over distances of up to 300 meters at 25 Gbps (three times longer than current technologies)
- ClearCurve LX fiber is a more bend-insensitive fiber, with almost 1/10 the bend radius of traditional fibers
- This unique fiber design enables reliable operation with the sharp bends typically found inside data centers
- The MXC connector supports up to 64 fibers, each operating at 25 Gbps
- The total aggregate bandwidth of the 64-fiber version is 1.6 terabits of data per second (1,600 gigabits per second) or (1,600,000,000,000 bits per second)
- The MXC connector uses lensed connectors to carry light from one connector to the other, rather than physical contact of the end faces as with traditional connector technology. This enables 10x the immunity to dust, the single largest cause of cable failures in the data center
Check out this informational video from Corning Cable Systems below:
Product available in 2014.