5MBd 660nm Versatile Link Optical Transmitter

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The Broadcom HFBR-1531ETZ is a 5MBd Versatile Link™ optical transmitter component utilizing a 660nm LED light source with integrated optics and driver IC. The device is designed to pair with the Broadcom HFBR-2531ETZ receiver, providing robust point-to-point data communication. Immune to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI), the HFBR-1531ETZ and HFBR-2531ETZ pair is ideal for use in providing mission-critical system control and status communications for industrial communications and control networks.


  • RoHS-compliant
  • Low-cost fiber optic components
  • Enhanced digital links: DC-5 MBd
  • Low current link: 6 mA peak supply current
  • Interlocking feature
  • High-noise immunity
  • Easy connection: simplex, duplex, and latching connectors
  • Flame retardant
  • Transmitters incorporate a 660 nm red LED for easy visibility
  • Compatible with standard TTL circuitry
  • 3D model available on request


  • Reduction of lightning/voltage transient susceptibility 
  • Motor controller triggering 
  • Data communications and local area networks 
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) for regulated systems: FCC, VDE, CSA, etc. 
  • Tempest-secure data processing equipment 
  • Isolation in test and measurement instruments 
  • Error-free signalling for industrial and manufacturing equipment 
  • Automotive communications and control networks 
  • Noise-immune communication in audio and video equipment

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) 20
Nominal Optical Wavelength (nm) 650
Power (W) 5
Pwr Supply In V 5
Form Factor Industrial (650nm)
Data Rate DC-5 MBd
Transmitter/Receiver Transmitter
Housing VL-Vertical
elek. Interfaceg pin-diode
Operating Temperature -40° C to +85° C
Supply Voltage 5V
Application Note1 i
Product Change Notice (PCN)1 i
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