Newark element14 Offers New Broadcom Industrial Fiber Receivers
Integrated receiver IC reduces power and component count by 80 percent
March 12, 2014 – CHICAGO – Newark element14 is now offering Broadcom' new 50MBd – 820nm integrated fiber optic receivers for communication and control networks within power substation, smart grid and industrial automation applications.
The AFBR-24x9xZ product family is designed to provide cost effective and high performance fiber optic communication links with industry-leading EMI resistance. The line uses state-of-the-art technology that has an integrated photodiode with digitalizing IC on the same silicon chip.
Traditional 5MBd optical networks are no longer fast enough for substation automation and smart grid implementation. Higher bandwidth components ensure reliability and safety; therefore equipment manufacturers are looking toward 50MBd links. The new receivers provide the desired 50MBd link speed while integrating external receiver IC functions into the fiber optic receiver, saving one external IC and 18 discrete components.
The series also:
This offering is part of Newark's complete line of Broadcom fiber optic products for networking in an industrial environment.