For a fiber-optic receiver, the minimum optical power required to achieve a specified level of performance, such as BER.
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Pertaining to wire and cable, a layer of insulating material such as textile, paper, or Mylar, which is placed between a conductor and its dielectric, between a cable jacket and the components it covers, or between various components of a multiple conductor cable. It can be utilized to improve stripping qualities or flexibility, or it can offer additional mechanical or electrical protection to the components it separates.
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Markings on the outside of a fiber-optic cable to aid in measuring the length of the cable.
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See daisy chain.
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A loop or slack left in a cable when the cable is installed and terminated. This loop allows future trimming of the cable or movement of equipment if necessary.
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|SFF Small form factor connector||
A type of optical fiber connector that is designed to take up less physical space than a standard-sized connector. An SFF connector provides support for two strands of optical fiber in a connector enclosure that is similar to an RJ-45. There is currently no standard for SFF connectors; types include the LC and the MT-RJ connectors.
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An outer protective layer of a fiber-optic or copper cable that includes the cable jacket, strength members, and shielding.
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A metallic foil or multiwire screen mesh that is used to reduce electromagnetic fields from penetrating or exiting a transmission cable. Also referred to as a screen.
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The physical area of a cable that is actually covered by shielding material, often expressed as a percentage.
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The relative ability of a shield to screen out undesirable interference. Frequently confused with the term shield coverage.
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Shielded Cable – Also referred as screened cable
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Shielded Connector – A connector with a metallic shield that covers most of the exposed housing. The shield is used to block the transmission or reception of external electrical noise.
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Also known as Metal Hood, Die Cast Hood.
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