Key Benefits of Fiber Optics in Medical Devices

Telecom Tech Outlook | Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Fiber optic cables can be made for a wide range of applications, which means yours will have its own set of requirements. For example, extreme heat and cold, high humidity, pulling and stretching, and other factors can cause environmental conditions to shift from inside a controlled environment to outside in a vastly different environment.

Fremont, CA:  Many networking systems use fibre optics as a backbone, which means it has infiltrated many previously wire-only sectors. Medical device makers are recognising fibre optics' superior capabilities in delivering a wide range of communications signals, and it is being integrated into imaging, sensors, and minimally invasive surgical systems.

Why Fiber Optics is Better?

Because data rates for robots and medical devices are always increasing, fibre optics is a better networking option. The primary distinction between a wire system and a fibre optic system is that fibre optics transfers data down the fibre cable in the form of light pulses rather than electronic pulses through copper wires. Fiber optics is quicker than copper wire, has a significantly bigger capacity, and enables faster data rates per size. Fiber cables are thinner, more flexible, and often stronger than wire cables, and therefore require less maintenance.

Hybrid Cables and Connectors

The majority of fibre optic systems also require electrical energy for control and power supply at the same time. Currently, separate electrical and fibre optic connectors are used, but LEMO's revolutionary technology combines electrical and fibre optic communications in a single connector, substantially simplifying the process.

Application Requirements

Fiber optic cables can be made for a wide range of applications, which means yours will have its own set of requirements. For example, extreme heat and cold, high humidity, pulling and stretching, and other factors can cause environmental conditions to shift from inside a controlled environment to outside in a vastly different environment. Some applications, such as medical or robotic systems, may necessitate a hybrid connection with solely a fibre optic part.If one has a unique application that necessitates bespoke construction, make one's specifications while keeping in mind that minimum order quantities may be required. So that one does not overspend or underspend during purchase, one's application will decide what cable and connector standards are required.