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Molex Incorporated

Winner in: 2010

A potential problem during robotic surgery occurs with the cables connecting the robotic equipment to the controls used by the surgeon. The distance required to operate the robotic equipment requires reliable cables with very high bandwidth that allow for high resolution video, high speed and high signal reliability.

Molex’s Circular MT Expanded Beam Interconnect offers a high density optical interconnect requiring minimal cleaning while delivering repeatable optimal performance. To prevent degradation of these life-saving cables, traditional optical interconnects require cleaning between each use. The Circular MT Expanded Beam Interconnect has an advantage in that it can be used in excess of 5,000 times and requires cleaning only every 250 uses.