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Optical Backplane Connector

SENKO’ Optical Backplane connector with AirMT™ technology offers excellent optical performance and stability. Blind mating technology connects up to 144 fibers using 24F MT ferrules.

  • High Density MT Connectivity
  • Lower mating force vs MPO
  • 6 x 12F & 6 x 24F ferrule options
  • Inner Shutter Ready for Eye Safety



Parameters Single-mode Multimode
Low Loss Low Loss
Typical Insertion Loss (dB) 0.20 0.20
Max Insertion Loss (dB) 0.50 0.25
Typical Return Loss (dB) ≥55 ≥23
Operating Temperature (°C) -40 to +75
Durability 500 matings

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The Optical Backplane Connector can be used in temperatures as low as -40°C and up to 75°C.

The connector holds 6 MT ferrules, either 12 or 24F type. Fiber count is up to 72 with the 12F ferrules or 144 with the 24F ferrules.