Generic Reliability Assurance Requirements for Passive Optical Components
Document Number GR-1221
Issue Number 03
Issue Date Sep 2010
ABSTRACT: Passive optical components help eliminate many bottlenecks of conventional communications systems. Replacing active components with
passive components provides a significant cost savings by eliminating the need to power and service active components in the
GR-1221, Issue 3, presents the Telcordia view of proposed generic reliability assurance requirements for passive optical components,
and is directed toward an equipment supplier's design engineering, manufacturing, procurement, and reliability/quality organizations.
Common forms of passive fiber optic branching components include splitters, couplers, and wavelength division multiplexers (WDM-MUXES)
and demultiplexers (WDM-DEMUXES).
The new issue of GR-1221 contains updated generic and reliability assurance requirements for passive optical components, and now has
added value for system developers and component manufacturers.
- Requirements for the efficient and cost-effective operation of components in various environmental conditions such as salt and
fog, water immersion, and exposure to airborne contaminants
- Requirements for specific packaging and shipping tests
- Aligns with general industry specifications for system developers
- Aligns with critical NEBS requirements developed since the last issue of GR-1221
- Fully aligned vibration and impact requirements to simplify testing
Used with GR-1209, Issue 4, Generic Requirements for Passive Optical Components, these documents assure that optical devices
function satisfactorily for long periods under adverse environmental conditions.
Purchase Both GR-1209 and GR-1221 and Receive a 30% Discount...Just Ask for FR-PASSIVE-COMP-01.
Issue 3 of GR-1221, Generic Reliability Assurance Requirements for Passive Optical Components, replaces Issue 2, and is a
module of FR-NEBS-EQUIP-PROTECT-01, FR-ENGINEER-POWER-01, FR-PASSIVE-COMP-01, FR-RELIABILITY-QUALITY-01, and
GR-1073, Issue 2, Generic Requirements for Single-Mode Fiber Optic Switches, now aligns with GR-1221.
When using GR-1221, you may need to refer to GR-357, GR-1209, GR-2854, GR-2882, GR-2883, and/or various EIA,
IEC, and MIL documents. You may also want to refer to GR-20, GR-63, GR-78, GR-326, SR-332, GR-409, GR-418,
GR-468, GR-487, TR-NWT-000870, GR-874, GR-909, and/or TR-NWT-000930.
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