The importance of fibre-optic connectors in medtech

When exchanging information between different participants and devices; communication protocols define different frameworks for data transfer.

For instance, in robot-assisted surgical systems, copper lines quickly reach their physical limits of transmission speed with low latency. 

This is where fibre-optic technology’s importance to medical OEM’s comes in, with features including:

  • Extended transmission range
  • Weight reduction
  • EMC compatibility
  • Scalability
  • Packing density

ODU’s Expanded Beam Performance is an advanced fibre optic connector that offers transmission characteristics with low loss levels and is available for glass-fibre (multimode or singlemode) and plastic-fibre (singlemode). 

ODU has also developed hybrid connectors that combine fibre-optic technology with power, signal, and non-magnetic RF contacts – which can be a distinct advantage in the likes of MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) equipment.

Terminating optical fibre requires a specific skill set, but you do not necessarily need it in-house as ODU also offers fully assembled fibre-optic system solutions.  

Whether it’s particularly harsh environments, high mating-cycles or long transmission distances, ODU Fibre-Optics are the ideal solution for medical technology when speed and reliability are of the essence.

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This post originally appeared on TechToday.

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