The 125 MBd Versatile Link is the most cost-effective fiber-optic solution for transmission of 125 MBd data over 100 meters. The data link consists of a 650 nm LED transmitter, HFBR-15X7Z. These can be used with lowcost plastic or silica fiber. One mm diameter plastic fiber provides the lowest cost solution for distances under 25 meters. The lower attenuation of silica fiber allows data transmission over longer distance, for a small difference in cost. These components can be used for high speed data links without the problems common with copper wire solutions, at a competitive cost. The HFBR-15X7Z transmitter is a high power 650 nm LED in a low cost plastic housing designed to efficiently couple power into 1 mm diameter plastic optical fiber and 200 μm Hard Clad Silica (HCS) fiber. With the recommended drive circuit, the LED operates at speeds from 1-125 MBd.
Data transmission at signal rates of 1 to 125 MBd over distances of 100 meters
Compatible with inexpensive, easily terminated plastic optical fiber, and with large core silica fiber
High voltage isolation
Transmitter and receiver application circuit schematics and recommended board layouts available
Interlocking feature for single channel or duplex links, in a vertical or horizontal mount configuration