Optical Power Components

Broadcom`s optical power components are designed to supply electrically isolated power for remote sensors and actuators in industrial applications. With high efficiency across a wide industrial operating temperature range, the optical power components permit system integrators optimal cost efficiency. An Optical Power Converter is a photovoltaic device generating electrical power when illuminated by light from a laser or LED. The typical optical power converter delivers 10mW to 600mW of continuous power, depending on the light input, most often delivered over an optical fiber. With a choice of voltage outputs of 3.7V and 5.6V, most common electronic circuitry, sensors and data communications links can be powered while ensuring 100 percent galvanic isolation.