Fibre Channel Cables

Fibre Channel Fibre optic cables use a keyed duplex SC connector (see figure 1). The type of fibre needed is dependant on the type of links used (see "FC-0 technology options").

The electrical physical variant of Fibre Channel can be using video coax, miniature coax and shielded twisted pair. The latter seems to be the most popular, as the electrical GLM uses a D-connector with shielded twisted pair cables.

Figure 1: Optical plug keying (FC-PH, figure 35) 



Duplex SC cable assemblies

Electrical cable assemblies


HSSDC (Type 2 connector) electrical cable assemblies

DB-9 (Type 1 connector) electrical cable assemblies

3-pin electrical cable assemblies

See also catalog "AMP is Taking Fibre Channel from... Concept to Reality", AMP Catalog 889003, which shows also the different Fibre Channel electrical connectors.

Contact: AMP - 7-Jan-1998

Alcoa Fujikura

Duplex SC cable assemblies

Europe: Mr. Van der Stoel, Europtics B.V., The Netherlands, Tel: +31 1731 7978, Fax: +31 1731 7978 

W.L. Gore & Associates

Cost Effective Copper Interconnects for Gbit/sec Transmission

Electrical cable assemblies Contact: W.L. Gore & Associates - 7-Jan-1998 

Hewlett Packard

Duplex SC cable assemblies

Your local HP sales office 


Duplex SC cable assemblies

Your local IBM sales office 


Duplex SC cable assemblies

The Siemens cables are assembled and manufactured in Europe.
Mr. Preisig, Siemens, Switzerland, Tel: +41 1 495 4401, Fax: +41 1 495 5050 


Duplex SC cable assemblies

Your local Sun sales office 

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Erik van der Bij - 7 January 1998 - Disclaimer