Fiber Flex Optical Circuits
Fiber Flex Optical Circuits

Fiber Flex Optical Circuits

The Cinch Connectivity Solutions Fiber Flex is created from custom design files and parameters to route the fiber network in a compact and efficient manner. The use of rugged materials such as Kapton, Fluorosilicon, PEEK, FEP, and adhesives provide reliable protection to the optical fiber, satisfying the rugged demands of Mil-Aero and rugged Industrial applications. Supported fiber types include singlemode, multimode, or specialty fiber such as Rad-Hard or Bend-Insensitive. Circuit designs may be as simple as a few fibers or as complex as hundreds of fiber nets. Circuit sizes can run from a few millimeter wide routed ribbon fiber to a large complex 400 sq inch flat circuit. The routed circuit can be easily extended by the addition of an optical harness or fan-out assemblies. Fiber Flex circuits are normally offered as a terminated fabric, where all optical terminations are added, net-list checks are performed, optical insertion loss and return loss are measured and recorded, and end face geometries are verified. Flex Circuits can also be offered unterminated where the customer adds the optical termination at a later date.

Specifications

  • Operating Temperature: -40 to 100 ºC
  • Optical Fiber Nominal OD: 250 μm
  • Fiber to Fiber spacing: 250 μm
  • Circuit Thickness: 0.6 mm
  • Typical Circuit Dimensions: 20x20 inches
  • Matched Length Tolerance: <+/-4 mm
  • Typical Min Bend Radii: 0.5 inch

Features

  • Custom routed flexible fiber circuit
  • Kaptop, Fluorosilicon, PEEK, or FEP substrate
  • Superior fiber management
  • Durable and Reliable for Rugged Applications
  • Complex fiber circuit routes in minimal space
  • Controlled routing lengths, low skew designs
  • Controlled bend radius, minimizes bend loss
  • Singlemode, Multimode, or Specialty fiber
  • Supports all industry standard termini
  • Reduced installation times and errors

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The Cinch Connectivity Solutions Fiber Flex is created from custom design files and parameters to route the fiber network in a compact and efficient manner. The use of rugged materials such as Kapton, Fluorosilicon, PEEK, FEP, and adhesives provide reliable protection to the optical fiber, satisfying the rugged demands of Mil-Aero and rugged Industrial applications. Supported fiber types include singlemode, multimode, or specialty fiber such as Rad-Hard or Bend-Insensitive. Circuit designs may be as simple as a few fibers or as complex as hundreds of fiber nets. Circuit sizes can run from a few millimeter wide routed ribbon fiber to a large complex 400 sq inch flat circuit. The routed circuit can be easily extended by the addition of an optical harness or fan-out assemblies. Fiber Flex circuits are normally offered as a terminated fabric, where all optical terminations are added, net-list checks are performed, optical insertion loss and return loss are measured and recorded, and end face geometries are verified. Flex Circuits can also be offered unterminated where the customer adds the optical termination at a later date.

Specifications

  • Operating Temperature: -40 to 100 ºC
  • Optical Fiber Nominal OD: 250 μm
  • Fiber to Fiber spacing: 250 μm
  • Circuit Thickness: 0.6 mm
  • Typical Circuit Dimensions: 20x20 inches
  • Matched Length Tolerance: <+/-4 mm
  • Typical Min Bend Radii: 0.5 inch

Features

  • Custom routed flexible fiber circuit
  • Kaptop, Fluorosilicon, PEEK, or FEP substrate
  • Superior fiber management
  • Durable and Reliable for Rugged Applications
  • Complex fiber circuit routes in minimal space
  • Controlled routing lengths, low skew designs
  • Controlled bend radius, minimizes bend loss
  • Singlemode, Multimode, or Specialty fiber
  • Supports all industry standard termini
  • Reduced installation times and errors

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Applications

The Cinch Connectivity Solutions, Stratos Brand Fiber Flex Optical Circuits provide superior solution for fiber routing and fiber management for PCB card level or backplane applications. Typical applications include optical harnesses, breakout/fanout cables, shuffle circuits, optical delay lines, matched (low skew) lines, optical cross connects, optical backplane, and optical mezzanine circuits.


shuffle circuit example

Shuffle Circuit Example


fiber backplane

Fiber Backplane


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Fiber Mezzanine


routed ribbon

Routed Ribbon


fiber routing capabilities

Fiber Routing Capabilities


Custom-Route-Example

Custom Route Example


Quick Quote Information Needed

RequirementsExamples
Number and type of fibers SM/MM, etc
Number and type of termini MT, 29504, etc
Dimensions and tolerances L x W, +/- Y
General layout guidelines Shape, keep-outs

Performance

ParameterMINTYPMAXUnit
Storage Temperature -55 +125 °C
Operating Temperature -40 +100 °C
Optical Fiber Nominal OD 250 µm
Fiber to Fiber spacing 250 µm
Circuit Thickness 0.6 mm
Typical Circuit Dimensions 20x20 inches
Matched Length Tolerance <+/-4 mm
Typical Min Bend Radii 0.5 inch