Fiber Optics Link for DC to 10Mbaud

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Broadcom’ Fiber Optic (FO) Short Link is a cost-effective semiconductor product that provides 12 kV transient galvanic isolation on a single PCB. Based on 650 nm fiber optic technology, the FO Short Link is suitable for applications such as inverters/drives, power electronics, or medical equipment. The FO Short Link products offer creepage and clearance distances, with a minimum of 18.1 mm. In addition, the HFBR-3810MSZ device provides a metal shielding option for higher EMI and ESD immunity.


  • Metal shielding option for higher EMI and ESD immunity
  • Data transmission at signal rates of DC to 10MBaud
  • DC coupled receiver with CMOS/TTL output for easy designs; no data encoding or digitizing circuitry required
  • High-noise immunity
  • Transient voltage suppression of up to 12kV according IEC 60664-1
  • Laser class 1, according to IEC-60825: Amendment 2001
  • RoHS compliant


  • Frequency inverters/drives
  • Power electronics
  • Medical/x-ray equipment
  • Galvanic isolation

Lifecycle Status

Not Recommended for New Design

Substance Compliance

  • RoHS6
    Fully Compliant
Specification Value
Lifecycle Not Recommended for New Design
Data Rate 10 MBd
Distrib. Inventory Yes
Emitter LED
RoHS6 Compliant Y
Nominal Optical Wavelength (nm) 650
Pwr Supply In V 5
elek. Interface Input pin-diode
elek. Interface Output CMOS/TTL
ROHS5_NonLeadFree Y
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Fiber Optics Link for DC to 10Mbaud