The largest optical communications exhibition in Europe, ECOC 2023, has been chosen as the setting for Junkosha to showcase its wide range of cabling solutions, including the MWX001 skew matched product and the MWX6 Series. The quest for ever faster data transfer speeds has driven the newest generation of data center systems to deploy optical fiber between components. The requirement for ultra-high-performance cables to test and monitor the integrity of digital signals has become equally critical. Junkosha is leveraging its pedigree in analogue microwave and mmWave transmission performance and adapting it to the digital world.

For example, cabling solutions like Junkosha’s MWX001 cable assembly feature the lowest insertion loss among any cables for test and measurement applications that demand signal stability whilst providing the physical cable flexibility required for test set-ups. As a result, the interconnect has become a premium choice for testing components within optical fiber communications systems such as bit error ratio testers. Cable insertion loss is minimized due to its cable structure, which is optimized for measurement up to 110 GHz with 1 psec skew matching. The combination of the lowest loss and 1 psec precision skew match help accurately monitor “Eye Diagrams." MWX001 also exhibits excellent phase stability versus flexure, leading to high quality signal transmission complete with predictable skew performance, a prerequisite for signal integrity applications.

In another example, Junkosha’s MWX6 Series provides highly precise skew matching with less than 1 psec skew between pairs for the measurement of digital transmissions. This cable has low insertion loss, appropriate for measuring high-precision differential transmission signals. Four types of cables are available with a variety of frequencies, from 26.5 GHz to 67 GHz. Featuring the highest performing dielectric material and high flex life thanks to Junkosha’s precision engineered expanded-PTFE tape wrapping technology, each cable is designed to provide the highest reliability for testing signal integrity.

Masaru Omoto, product manager for Junkosha, explains “At Junkosha, we are constantly innovating new precision engineered cabling solutions for an increasingly digital world. Our latest products we are showcasing at ECOC, such as our MWX001 and MWX6 Series, feature characteristics including an ability to consistently test signal integrity without impacting performance, that are critical for the data transmission of the future which will be needed to handle the increasingly demanding end uses.”

ECOC has been running for over 28 years and has grown to become the largest optical communications exhibition in Europe. Held in Glasgow, Scotland, it has an audience of over 6,500 industry decision makers.