MXC Connector
PRIZM LightTurn
MXC Connector
PRIZM LightTurn
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
Arthur C. Clarke - Writer

MXC™ Connectors

Able to support up to 64 fibers each handling one wavelength at 25 Gbps, the main component of the MXC™ connector system is the hermaphroditic PRIZM MT™ ferrule (also known as a lensed or expanded beam MT ferrule). This allows for speeds of up 1.6 Tbit/s (800 Gpbs in each direction).

The dimensions of the MXC™ ferrule are the same as those of a MT ferrule used in MTP®/MPO connectors. The key difference being that the PRIZM MT™ ferrule tip supports 64 micro lenses within 4 rows, each row containing 16 lenses.


MXC Cables
Features & Applications
  • Supports up to 64 fibers per ferrule
  • 1.6 Tbit/s per connector
  • Standard MT-ferrule compatible
  • No polishing required for assembly
  • Easy installation and small size means lower cost

Being able to support greater bandwidth than traditional MT fiber optic connectors, MXC™ connectors are being rolled out wherever high-speed data transmission is a top priority. This includes primarily Telecommunication Hubs and Servers, Storage Facilities, Open-Compute Architectures and Cloud Data Centers.

MXC Connector Diagram
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Claude Debussy - Composer

PRIZM® LightTurn®

Designed as a miniature detachable connector the PRIZM® LightTurn® connector provides passive alignment and novel retention features allowing multiple re-matingsperpendicular to the printed circuit board.

This 12-fiber connector is made up of a multi-fiber floating ferrule with a photonic TIR lens enclosed in a protective housing. The perpendicular mating capability saves vast amounts of space on already densely packed circuit boards.


PRIZM LightTurn
Features & Applications
  • TIR (Total Internal Reflection) lens
  • Wavelength independent optical grade material
  • Bidirectional components
  • Integrated alignment pins
  • Housing protects TIR lens array
  • Ferrule float within the connector
  • Pre-alignment latches on connector housing
  • Keyed for proper mating orientation
  • Quick termination, no polishing
  • Less than 1 minute light cure for epoxy
MXC Connector Diagram