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Molex Technologies Support MXC™ Fiber Optic Interface

Companies mentioned in this article: Molex Incorporated

LISLE, Ill. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Molex Incorporated today announced that its VersaBeam™ expanded beam ferrule technology and single-mode silicon photonic active optical products will support the new MXC* fiber optic interface. These and other Molex high-speed, high-density data transmission technologies will be featured at booth 3863, OFC 2014 being held March 11-13 in San Francisco.

Molex joins a user community of diverse suppliers supporting the cutting-edge MXC interface targeted to meet projected demand in next-generation ‘disaggregated’ rack server and computing architectures. Supporting up to 64 optical fibers, the MXC plug and panel mount receptacle interface offers reduced component counts compared to industry standard MPO interfaces, as well as a 15 percent physical density improvement. Planned MXC products will include patch cords, MPO- and LC-to-MXC conversion cables, trunk cables and panel mount receptacles in single- and multi-mode fiber types.

Molex high-speed silicon photonics optical products with MXC plug connectors will support transmission distances of up to 4km using single-mode fiber. Molex VersaBeam expanded beam MT ferrule technology provides users with ease of use by expanding the optical beam diameter and eliminating fiber-to-fiber contact within the connector. Additionally, VersaBeam ferrule technology greatly reduces fiber damage and cleaning requirements in the field, while improving dust and debris resistance compared to standard fiber interfaces.

For more information about the VersaBeam expanded beam ferrule technology and single-mode silicon photonic active optical products visit Molex at OFC 2014 or online at Sign up to receive Molex e-nouncements at

About Molex Incorporated

Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions for a number of markets including: data communications, telecommunications, scientific, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle, aerospace and defense, medical, and lighting. Established in 1938, the company operates 45 manufacturing locations in 17 countries. The Molex website is Follow us at, watch our videos at, connect with us at and read our blog at

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