Compact 650nm Transceiver with Compact Versatile-Link connector for Fast Ethernet over POF

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The AFBR-5972Z Transceiver provides the system designer with the ability to implement Fast Ethernet (100 Mb/s) over standard bandwidth 0.5±0.05 NA POF. It features a very compact design and has a form factor similar to the UTP connector. This transceiver features a new compact Versatile-Link duplex connector AFBR-4526Z and is compatible with existing simplex Versatile-Link connectors . This product is lead free and compliant with RoHS.



  • Compatible to IEEE 802.3 100BASE-FX PMA using POF PMD
  • Link lengths up to 50m POF (NA0.5) or 70m POF (NA0.3)
  • Compact foot print
  • 3.3V operation
  • LVPECL input and output data connections
  • LVPECL signal detect output
  • Temperature range -40°C to 85°C


  • Industrial Ethernet and Fast Ethernet over polymer optical fiber PMD
  • Networking in harsh environments like factory automation or power generation and distribution
  • Supporting various Ethernet Fieldbus protocols

Lifecycle Status


Substance Compliance

  • RoHS6
    Fully Compliant
Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Connector Type Versatile Link
Fiber Type Plastic Optical Fiber (POF)
RoHS6 Compliant Y
Distrib. Inventory Yes
Nominal Optical Wavelength (nm) 650
Emitter LED
Data Rate 125 MBd
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POF Duplex Connector (black) for AFBR-5972xZ


POF Duplex Connector (blue) for AFBR-5972xZ