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OM5 and the Future of Multimode Fiber in Data Centers

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OM5 multimode fiber has recently been developed to support the growing data center bandwidth, as a cost-effective interconnects solution with VCSEL-based optical transceivers.

In this presentation we will introduce the key features of OM5 and elaborate its potentials and limitations in the next generation data center speed migration. We will also compare OM5 with single mode fiber solutions and provide Belden’s recommendations.

Topics covered:

  • OM5 Multimode Fiber Features
  • Shortwave Wavelength Division Multiplexing in MMF
  • The New Data Center Speed Migration Paths and Challenges
  • Transceiver and Fiber Selection Criteria

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Meet the presenter:

Qing Xu
Technology and Applications Manager, Optical Fiber Systems

Qing Xu

With 12 years of hands-on research and development experience in optical communications and photonics device design, Qing Xu is a subject-matter expert in not only optical fiber technology, but also signal transmission, data center trends, fiber/copper connectivity and structured cabling. Joining Belden in 2014, Qing works closely with product line managers and engineering teams to create technology strategy plans and roadmaps, and lead new product development. He closely monitors and participates in industry activities related to optical fiber communications systems, data center technology and trends, including TIA-TR42 and IEEE 802.3 standards. His experience is built on various work experiences and a solid education; he earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical and information engineering and his master’s degree in telecommunications. Most recently, Qing earned a PhD in electrical engineering and communication. Qing is also the author of five U.S. patents and 28 international publications.


Who Is Belden?

For more than 100 years, customers who have required unsurpassed performance and durability for signal transmission have counted on the Belden brand. In the 20th century, that trust was built on high-performance wire and cable products.

Today, Belden designs, manufactures and sells a comprehensive portfolio of cable, connectivity and networking products for the transmission of signals for data, sound and video applications.