DC to 5 Megabaud Versatile Link Fiber Optic analog Transmitter, 30° Tilted Package for 1 mm POF

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The AFBR-1541CZ analog transmitter utilizes a 650 nm LED source in a housing designed to efficiently couple into 1 mm Polymer Optical Fiber (POF). Links up to 58 meters are supported with 1 mm POF. It is designed to interoperate with Broadcom´s  AFBR-25xxCZ Receivers.

The transmitter is a 4-pin device, packaged in a 30° tilted Versatile Link housing. Versatile Link components can be interlocked (N-plexed together) to minimize space and provide dual connections with the duplex connectors. Various simplex and duplex connectors, as well as POF cables, are available for Versatile Link components.


  • RoHS-compliant
  • Data transmission at signal rates from DC up to 5 MBd
  • Up to 58 meters distance with 1 mm Plastic Optical Fiber (POF)
  • Up to 500 meters distance with 200µm polymer cladding silica (PCS) fiber
  • Operating temperature range of -40° C to +95° C
  • 30° Tilted Package
  • Compatible with Avago’s Versatile Link family of connectors for easy termination of fiber


  • Industrial control and factory automation
  • Extension of RS-232 and RS-485
  • High voltage isolation
  • Elimination of ground loops
  • Reduces voltage transient susceptibility
  • Intra-system links; board-to-board, rack-to-rack
  • Drivers and inverters
  • Serial field buses

Lifecycle Status


Substance Compliance

  • RoHS6
    Fully Compliant
Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory Yes
Emitter LED
Fiber Type Plastic Optical Fiber (POF)
RoHS6 Compliant Y
Maximum Distance (m) 50
Nominal Optical Wavelength (nm) 650
Form Factor Industrial (650nm)
Data Rate DC-5 MBd
Transmitter/Receiver Transmitter
Housing VL-Tilted
elek. Interfaceg pin-diode
Operating Temperature -40° C to +95° C
Supply Voltage 3.3V /5V
Application Note2 i
Data Sheet1 i
Selection Guide1 i


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