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POF emitters suit industrial comms

26 November 2008 Opto-Electronics

Polymer optical fibre (POF) offers a lightweight, high bandwidth capacity alternative to conventional copper wiring.

As POF is also immune to electromagnetic interference (EMI) it is ideal for difficult automotive, domestic and industrial environments.

Hamamatsu Photonics has been supplying 50 Mbps components to automotive companies since the late 1990s. With continuing demand from the automotive market to extend the operating temperature range of all components, the company has introduced new, high-performance, high-reliability components, the L10663-01 LED and S10664-01 photo IC receiver.

These parts are guaranteed to operate over the temperature range from –40°C to +105°C and in contrast to previous LEDs and receivers, they are designed to work from a low 3,3 V supply. The devices also feature added functionality such as standby or sleep mode operation to reduce power consumption.



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