HuakeFiber has developed the FC8-64 high density 64 port blade for the DCX Backbone family. 64 ports in one module! How do they manage to get that many fiber ports in that small piece of real estate? By developing a new SFP…. Called the mSFP. The “m” stands for mini. It’s cable counterpart is the mSFP cable assembly or mini-LC.
To the naked eye, this mSFP and mini-LC look identical to a standard LC. Under closer scrutiny it is not. The “pitch” is 1mm closer than a standard LC. While a “small” change, it makes a “Big” difference in density!
Mini LCThe new ‘tight pitch’ LC assembly is also referred to as the mSFP or mini Small Form factor Pluggable. The pitch is defined by the on center distance between ferrules of a duplex LC. These picture below illustrates this. The connector with the black housing is the Mini LC, they beige is a standard LC.
Regular LC duplex pitch distance is 6.25mm
New mSFP duplex pitch distance is 5.25mm
Currently there are no patch panels that accept this form factor. In order to use this module in accordance with a TIA-942 structured cabling system you must purchase a hybrid cable. Contact CABLExpress to order or obtain more information on this product.