NanoPlug series

NanoPlug™ series

Optical metallic connector that fits in a previously-unthinkable tiny space

NanoPlug™ is an ultra-compact, metallic optical connector that is 1/10 smaller than a LC connector and does not require a splice tray while also exhibiting thermal resistance. The NanoPlug™ is PMF applicable and other customizations are also possible. This solution has a wide range of applications that go beyond people’s imaginations.

Abundant experience in metal machining & fiber optic technology enables;

NanoPlug size
ICON ultra compact

Dramatic space saving

NanoPlug size
  • Metal housing enables the ultra miniaturization with keeping benefits as connector.
  • Mated in 9mm length / 4mm height. Much smaller than LC connector by 90% and fusion splice by 40%.
  • Adaptor less housing with keeping the function of mate/ demate.
  • No need room for splice tray
Thermal resistance / Reflowable

Thermal resistance / Reflowable

Reflowable
  • Metal housing enables high heat resistance.
  • Withstands exposure at 300°C, 60 seconds. (optional)
Reflowable
Milled by lathe
High precision

Achieving both high prescision and low cost

Milled by lathe
  • Any complicated shape can be carved out only by lathe manufacturing
  • 24/7 fully automatic operation
Japanese quality

Japanese quality

Japanese quality
  • Designed in Japan and manufactured in fully controlled affiliate's site.
  • Passed Telcordia GR-326-CORE Service Life Test & GR-468-CORE Damp Heat Test (2000hr)
Japanese quality

NanoPlug™ Series

A wide range of applications that go beyond people’s imaginations

NanoPlug-XMD

5G/AIDAS infrastructures

  • RF over fiber modules
  • On board connection of base station equipment
Medical

Optical Fiber Sensing Equipment

  • Inner fiber optic wiring of OTDRs, Gyroscopes, and Interferometers.

Telecom&Datacom Modules

  • Inner fiber optic wiring of Optical Transceiver Modules
  • EMI shielded optical connection at receptacle
5G antenna

Medical Equipment

  • Inner fiber optic wiring of endoscope or other sensing devices.
  • Light guide for IR oxygen monitoring.
Sensing
NanoPlug-XMD

Telecom&Datacom Modules

  • Inner fiber optic wiring of Optical Transceiver Modules
  • EMI shielded optical connection at receptacle

5G/AIDAS infrastructures

  • RF over fiber modules
  • On board connection of base station equipment
5G antenna
Medical

Medical Equipment

  • Inner fiber optic wiring of endoscope or other sensing devices.
  • Light guide for IR oxygen monitoring.

Optical Fiber Sensing Equipment

  • Inner fiber optic wiring of OTDRs, Gyroscopes, and Interferometers.
Sensing

NanoPlug™-SX

Dimension

NanoPlug-SX dimension

Characteristics

Housing material Metal (SS)
Fiber count 1
Connection plug A / plug B
Mated size 9mm length / 4mm height
Applicable Fiber SM, MM,PMF
Applicable cable Φ0.25 UV coating
Φ0.9 Hytrel tight buffer
Service life 500 mates/demates cycle
Insertion Loss SM < 0.25dB
MM < 0.10dB
PMF < 0.30dB
Return Loss SM > 55dB
MM > 28dB
PMF > 55dB
Operating temperature -40~85℃
NanoPlug can be assembled with cables other than listed above.

Why choose Sumitomo Electric for NanoPlug™

Sumitomo Electric Optifrontier Co., Ltd.(SEOF) is 100% owned by Sumitomo Electric Industries and responsible for engineering and production of optical components. Its Suwa Works is a technology center of metal components for fiber optics. Suwa factory was settled as a factory for special tools for production of air crafts in year 1938 and expanded the business space to the fiber optics with the back ground of the precision tooling and machining technologies.

Suwa region of Nagano Prefecture

is the leading industrial area for optical and precision instrument industries in Japan.

  • Precision industry in Suwa

    The clear air, abundant water supply, and dry climate in the Suwa area have led to the development of industries such as the silk-spinning industry and the production of precision equipment.

  • The Oriental Switzerland

    The region has developed manufacturing technologies for cameras, watches, and music boxes.

The City of Suwa

The City of Suwa

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