LXI Optical Switching Plugin Module
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The 65-280-314 16x16 matrix is part of the 65-280 and 65-281 ranges of optical plug-in modules offering matrix & insert/bypass or multiplexer & SPST topologies respectively with all models based on MEMS fiber optic switches and available in various populations per plugin. In addition, a choice of different connector styles to suit most applications is offered: FC/APC (for optimal performance), FC/PC, SC/PC and ST for general applications and LC for high density applications. They use MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) based optical switches to route signals between terminals by redirecting the optical signal. This is achieved using micromechanical mirrors driven by a highly precise mechanism activated via an electrical control signal.

To provide further flexibility, options using single mode (9/125 μm) and multimode (62.5/125 μm & 50/125 μm) fibre are available.

Switch arrays are created by populating the 65-200-002 scalable chassis with optical plug-in modules. Users can specify as many or as few plug-in modules as they require and can field upgrade the chassis to extend the number of switches.

The chassis supports up to 6 plug-in modules which are loaded into the chassis via the front panel, greatly improving flexibility and ease of maintenance.

MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) technology offers many advantages over traditional Optical Prism Technology but with lower price, higher packing density, faster operate time and much longer operating life.

Key Features

  • Modular Switch Design
  • Matrix, SPST, Multiplexer or Insert/Bypass Options
  • FC/APC, FC/PC, SC/PC, ST or LC Connectors
  • Single Mode & Multi-Mode Versions
  • Long Operating Life, High Repeatability & Temperature Stability
  • Fast Switching Time
  • Built-in Scan List Sequence Stores with Triggering Capability
  • Fully Compliant to 1.5 LXI Standard
  • 3 Year Warranty
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Product specifications

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Product Type: Fibre Optic Switching
Switch Type: MEMS
X Size: 16
Y Size: 16
Function: Matrix


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PDF Manual
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