Fibre Optic Receivers

Fibre optic receivers convert data from fibre optical cables into electrical signals. Receivers accept the data and then transform the signals into electrical pulses.

The receivers contain semiconductors called photodetectors and an amplifier to produce what is called logic compatible output. This means that the signal output is not controlling the circuit status (current flow).

Some fibre optic receivers perform both the receiving and transmission functions and are referred to as transceivers.


What are fibre optic receivers used for?

Fibre optic receivers are used in many applications like sensoring systems, machine safety systems and tower lights.

These receivers are also useful in solving high voltage isolation issues like signal interference, where large data quantities must be transferred over long distances.

Fibre optic receivers also help to identify transmission errors in loopback testing activities for systems, process equipment and machinery.

Types of fibre optic receivers

Two main types of fibre optic receivers exist:

  • Digital receivers identify the input signals, amplify them and then reshape them into electrically undistorted output signals.
  • Analog receivers identify the optical input signals and then enlarge the photocurrents to increase the quality of the signal without transforming them.

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Description Price Maximum Data Rate Connector Shape Wavelength of Peak Sensitivity Typical Rise Time Typical Fall Time Number of Pins Mounting Type Dimensions Connector Type Height Length Width Output Signal Type Series
RS Stock No. 496-5844
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2416Z
BrandBroadcom
MYR78.49
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160MBd Round 820nm 6.3ns - 8 Through Hole 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm - -
RS Stock No. 189-4850
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2528Z
BrandBroadcom
MYR65.417
Each (In a Tube of 200)
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10Mbit/s - 662nm 12ns 10ns 6 Through Hole 18.9 x 12.19 x 7.62mm - 7.62mm 18.9mm 12.19mm - HFBR
RS Stock No. 189-4836
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2412Z
BrandBroadcom
MYR63.787
Each (In a Tube of 60)
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5Mbit/s - 865nm 3.3ns 3.3ns 8 Through Hole 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm TTL HFBR
RS Stock No. 236-846
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2528Z
BrandBroadcom
MYR83.15
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15Mbit/s Round 650nm 30ns - 6 Through Hole 18.9 x 10.4 x 8.4mm H Push in 8.4mm 18.9mm 10.4mm - Versatile Link
RS Stock No. 178-2970
Mfr. Part No.SP000063855
BrandBroadcom
MYR36.16
Each (In a Tube of 125)
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- Round - - - 5 Through Hole 24.2 x 9.2 x 9mm Push in Collet 9mm 24.2mm 9.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 696-1844
Mfr. Part No.SP000063855
BrandBroadcom
MYR53.78
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- Round - - - 5 Through Hole 24.2 x 9.2 x 9mm Push in Collet 9mm 24.2mm 9.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 665-9649
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2412Z
BrandBroadcom
MYR80.06
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5MBd Round - - - 8 Through Hole 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm - -
RS Stock No. 189-4839
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2416TZ
BrandBroadcom
MYR63.787
Each (In a Tube of 60)
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160Mbit/s - 865nm 3.3ns 3.3ns 8 Through Hole 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm Analogue HFBR
RS Stock No. 189-4843
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2506AFZ
BrandBroadcom
MYR68.177
Each (In a Tube of 100)
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16Mbit/s - 662nm - - 6 Through Hole 16.05 x 12.55 x 9.85mm SMA 9.85mm 16.05mm 12.55mm - HFBR
RS Stock No. 189-4840
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2422Z
BrandBroadcom
MYR63.787
Each (In a Tube of 60)
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5Mbit/s - 865nm 3.3ns 3.3ns 8 Through Hole 19.6 x 12.7 x 10.2mm FC 10.2mm 19.6mm 12.7mm TTL HFBR
RS Stock No. 189-4844
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2506AMZ
BrandBroadcom
MYR59.208
Each (In a Tube of 100)
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16Mbit/s - 660nm - - 6 Through Hole 16.1 x 12.5 x 10.2mm SMA 10.2mm 16.1mm 12.5mm - HFBR
RS Stock No. 189-4849
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2526Z
BrandBroadcom
MYR47.417
Each (In a Tube of 200)
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125Mbit/s - 660nm 3.3ns 3.3ns 6 Through Hole 18.8 x 12.19 x 7.62mm - 7.62mm 18.8mm 12.19mm - HFBR
RS Stock No. 189-4832
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2406Z
BrandBroadcom
MYR63.787
Each (In a Tube of 60)
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160Mbit/s - 865nm 3.3ns 3.3ns 8 Through Hole 22.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm SMA 10.2mm 22.2mm 12.7mm Analogue HFBR
RS Stock No. 841-5043
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2524Z
BrandBroadcom
MYR44.99
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1MBd Square 600nm - - 6 Through Hole 18.8 x 10.16 x 7.62mm - 7.62mm 18.8mm 10.16mm - Versatile Link
RS Stock No. 189-4853
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2555AFZ
BrandBroadcom
MYR65.417
Each (In a Tube of 100)
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16Mbit/s - 662nm 4ns 2ns 6 Through Hole 16.05 x 12.55 x 9.85mm SMA 9.85mm 16.05mm 12.55mm - HFBR
RS Stock No. 910-7113
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-2531CZ
BrandBroadcom
MYR59.35
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5MBd Rectangular 685nm - - 4 Through Hole 18.29 x 12.19 x 18.8mm - 18.8mm 18.29mm 12.19mm TTL -
RS Stock No. 450-727
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2412TCZ
BrandBroadcom
MYR78.49
Each
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5MBd Round 820nm - - 8 Through Hole - ST - - - - -
RS Stock No. 189-4845
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2521ETZ
BrandBroadcom
MYR36.315
Each (In a Tube of 200)
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5Mbit/s - 660 (Typ.)nm - - 6 Through Hole 18.8 x 12.2 x 7.6mm - 7.6mm 18.8mm 12.2mm TTL HFBR
RS Stock No. 189-4842
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2505AZ
BrandBroadcom
MYR56.824
Each (In a Tube of 100)
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10Mbit/s - 660nm 12ns 10ns 6 Through Hole 16.1 x 12.5 x 10.2mm SMA 10.2mm 16.1mm 12.5mm - HFBR
RS Stock No. 801-9251
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2506AFZ
BrandBroadcom
MYR86.63
Each
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16MBd - 650nm 15ns 15ns 6 Through Hole 12.55 x 7.62 x 9.85mm SMA 9.85mm 12.55mm 7.62mm - -