5 MBd High Performance Link Receiver

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Broadcom's 5 MBd Robust Versatile Link Receiver series is a complete family of fiber optic link components for applications requiring a low-cost solution. The HFBR-252xETZ series includes transmitters, receivers, connectors and cable specified for easy design. This new 5 MBd Robust Versatile Link Receiver series of components is suitable for helping to solve problems with voltage isolation and insulation, EMI/RFI immunity or data security.

The design of our 5 MBd Robust Versatile Link Receiver is simplified by the logic compatible receivers and complete specifications for each component. The key optical and electrical parameters of links configured with the HFBR-252xETZ 5 MBd Robust Versatile Link Receiver family are fully guaranteed from -40° to 85°C.


  • 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
  • Compatible with standard TTL circuitry
  • 3D model available on request


  • Reduction of lightning/volt age 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 signaling 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
Connector Type Versatile Link
Distrib. Inventory Yes
Data Rate DC-5 MBd
Emitter LED
Fiber Type Plastic Optical Fiber (POF)
Interface Logic TTL
RoHS6 Compliant Y
Maximum Distance (m) 20
Nominal Optical Wavelength (nm) 650
Power (W) 5
Pwr Supply In V 5
Form Factor Industrial (650nm)
Transmitter/Receiver Receiver
Housing VL-Horizontal
elek. Interfaceg open collector
Operating Temperature -40° C to +85° C
Supply Voltage 5V
Application Note1 i
Product Change Notice (PCN)1 i
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