125 MBd Optical Receiver for Industrial Applications

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Broadcom’s 125 MBd Robust Versatile Link Receiver series offers a cost-effective fiber optic solution for transmission of 125 MBd data over 100 m. Our 125 MBd Robust Versatile Link Receiver consists of an LED transmitter, HFBR-2527ETZ, and a PIN/preamp receiver, HFBR-2526ETZ. These can be used with low-cost plastic or silica fiber. Plastic fiber, with a 1 mm diameter, provides the lowest cost solution for distances under 25 m. The lower attenuation of silica fiber allows data transmission, over longer distances, for a small difference in cost. These components can be used for high-speed data links without the problems common with copper wire solutions, at a competitive cost.

The HFBR-2526ETZ 125 MBd Robust Versatile Link Receiver is a high-power 650 nm LED in a low-cost plastic housing used to efficiently couple power into 1 mm diameter plastic optical fiber and 200 µm Hard Clad Silica (HCS®) fiber. With the recommended drive circuit, the LED operates at speeds from 1-125 MBd.


  • RoHS-compliant
  • Low-cost fiber optic components
  • Enhanced digital links DC-1 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


  • Intra-system links: board-to-board, rack-to-rack
  • Telecommunications switching systems
  • Computer-to-peripheral data links, PC bus extension
  • Industrial control
  • Proprietary LANs
  • Renewable energies
  • Medical instruments
  • Reduction of lightning and voltage transient susceptibility

Lifecycle Status


Substance Compliance

  • RoHS6
    Fully Compliant
Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory Yes
Emitter LED
Fiber Type Plastic Optical Fiber (POF), Hard Clad Silica (HCS)
RoHS6 Compliant Y
Maximum Distance (m) 25 (POF), 100 (HCS)
Nominal Optical Wavelength (nm) 650
Power (W) 5
Pwr Supply In V 5
Form Factor Industrial (650nm)
Data Rate 1-125 MBd
Transmitter/Receiver Receiver
Housing VL-Horizontal
elek. Interfaceg analog
Operating Temperature -40° C to +85° C
Supply Voltage 5V