BS EN 60793-2-10:2017 - Optical fibres. Product specifications. Sectional specification for category A1 multimode fibres
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BS EN 60793-2-10:2017

Optical fibres. Product specifications. Sectional specification for category A1 multimode fibres

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : December 2017 Replaced By : BS EN IEC 60793-2-10:2019

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This part of IEC 60793 is applicable to optical fibre sub-categories A1a, A1b, and A1d. These fibres are used or can be incorporated in information transmission equipment and optical fibre cables.

Sub-category A1a applies to 50/125 µm graded index fibre. Four bandwidth grades are defined as models A1a.1, A1a.2, A1a.3 and A1a.4. Each of these bandwidth grades is defined for two levels of macrobend loss performance that are distinguished by "a" or "b" suffix. Those models with suffix "a" are specified to meet traditional macrobend loss performance levels. Those models with suffix "b" are specified to meet enhanced macrobend loss (i.e. lower loss) performance levels. Model A1a.4 supports single wavelength or multi-wavelength transmission systems in the vicinity of 850 nm to 950 nm.

Sub-category A1b applies to 62,5/125 µm graded index fibre and sub-category A1d applies to 100/140 µm graded index fibre.

Other applications include, but are not restricted to, the following: short reach, high bit-rate systems in telephony, distribution and local networks carrying data, voice and/or video services; on-premises intra-building and inter-building fibre installations including data centres, local area networks (LANs), storage area networks (SANs), private branch exchanges (PBXs), video, various multiplexing uses, outside telephone cable plant use, and miscellaneous related uses.

Three types of requirements apply to these fibres:

  • general requirements, as defined in IEC 60793‑2;

  • specific requirements common to the category A1 multimode fibres covered in this document and which are given in Clause 5;

  • particular requirements applicable to individual fibre sub-categories and models, or specific applications, which are defined in the normative specification annexes.

Standard NumberBS EN 60793-2-10:2017
TitleOptical fibres. Product specifications. Sectional specification for category A1 multimode fibres
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date07 December 2017
Withdrawn Date24 July 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)FprEN 60793-1-33, IEC 60793-1-46:2001, EN 60793-1-49:2006, IEC 60793-1-43:2015, IEC 60793-1-47:2009, IEC 60793-1-32:2010, IEC 60793-1-30:2010, IEC 60793-1-21:2001, EN 60793-1-31:2010, EN 60793-1-21:2002, IEC 60793-1-49:2006, EN 60793-1-53:2014, IEC 60793-1-42:2013, EN 60793-1-42:2007, EN 61280-4-1:2009, IEC 60793-1-22:2001, IEC 60793-1-52:2014, EN 60793-1-51:2014, IEC 60793-1-20:2014, IEC 60793-1-51:2014, IEC 60793-1-41:2010, IEC 60793-1-31:2010, IEC 60793-1-50:2014, IEC 60793-1-34:2006, IEC 60793-1-53:2014, EN 60793-1-34:2002, EN 60793-1-46:2002, IEC 60793-2:2015, EN 60793-2:2016, EN 60793-1-50:2015, EN 60793-1-20:2014, EN 60793-1-47:2009, EN 60793-1-22:2002, EN 60793-1-30:2011, EN 60793-1-52:2014, EN 60793-1-32:2010, IEC 60793-1-40:2001, EN 60793-1-41:2010, EN 60793-1-40:2003, IEC 60793-1-33:2017, IEC 61280-4-1:2009, EN 60793-1-43:2015
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO/IEC 14165-116:2005, IEC 61280-1-3:2010, EN 60794-1-1:2016, IEC 60794-1-1:2015, ISO/IEC 14165-115:2006, EN 61280-1-3:2010, EN 61280-1-4:2003, ISO/IEC 11801:2002, IEC 61280-1-4:2009, ISO/IEC/IEEE 8802-3:2017, IEC TR 62048:2014, ISO/IEC 11801-1, ANSI/INCITS 479, ANSI/INCITS 512-2015, ANSI/INCITS 479-2011, IEEE P802.3ae, IEEE 802-3:2015, IEEE 100G-SR4, TIA TSB-172
Replaced ByBS EN IEC 60793-2-10:2019
ReplacesBS EN 60793-2-10:2016
International RelationshipsEN 60793-2-10:2017,EN 61010-2-201:2013,IEC 60793-2-10:2017
Draft Superseded By17/30345069 DC
DescriptorsProduct specification, Environmental testing, Fibre optics, Specification (approval), Mechanical testing, Optical communication systems, Data processing, Optical properties of materials, Telecommunication systems, Mechanical properties of materials, Fibre optic cables, Optical fibres, Electronic equipment and components, Data transmission, Dimensional measurement, Communication equipment
Title in FrenchFibres optiques Spécifications de produits. Spécification intermédiaire pour les fibres multimodales de catégorie A1
Title in GermanLichtwellenleiter Produktspezifikationen. Rahmenspezifikation für Mehrmodenfasern der Kategorie A1
ISBN978 0 580 94936 4
File Size1.507 MB

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