Fibre Optic Transmitters

Fibre optic transmitters are the parts of a fibre optic network that translate an electronic signal into an optical one. This signal can then be sent along the glass optical fibres as a pulse of light. Fibre optics are the most advanced form of telecommunications, as they are able to send high bandwidth information over very long distances, without the risk of electromagnetic interference, as the fibres are made from glass.

What are fibre optic transmitters used for?

Fibre optic transmitters are used for a range of communications applications, such as in the transmission of telephone signals, internet, and cable television.

Types of fibre optic transmitters

Fibre optic transmitters are normally semi-conductor devices. The two main types are LEDs (light-emitting diodes) and laser diodes.

  • LEDs produce incoherent light which is coupled into the optical fibre. They are most often used in local area networks.
  • Laser diodes produce directional, coherent light, meaning that less light is dispersed and lost in the process of transmission. Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) have largely superseded LEDs as they tend to give better speed and power.

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Description Price Maximum Data Rate Connector Shape Typical Rise Time Typical Fall Time Transmitter Jitter at Maximum Data Rate Peak Wavelength Mounting Type Number of Pins Dimensions Connector Type Height Length Width Fibre Size Range
RS Stock No. 240-7021
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1412Z
BrandBroadcom
MYR80.06
Each
units
5MBd Square 1.3ns 3.08ns 0.763ns 820nm Panel Mount 4 12.7 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 12.7mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 696-1838
Mfr. Part No.SP000063814
BrandBroadcom
MYR49.49
Each
units
10MBd Round 0.1µs 0.1µs - 660nm Through Hole 4 24.2 x 9.2 x 9mm - 9mm 24.2mm 9.2mm -
RS Stock No. 841-5028
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1414TZ
BrandBroadcom
MYR78.49
Each
units
160MBd Round 6.5ns 6.5ns - 865nm Through Hole 8 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 496-5692
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1414Z
BrandBroadcom
MYR78.49
Each
units
160MBd Round - - 7.56ns 820nm Through Hole 8 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm - 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 910-7138
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1312TZ
BrandBroadcom
MYR188.63
Each
units
155MBd Round 1.8ns 2.2ns - 1300nm Panel Mount 8 29.8 x 12.6 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 29.8mm 12.6mm 50 → 125 μm
RS Stock No. 189-4813
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1414TZ
BrandBroadcom
MYR63.787
Each (In a Tube of 60)
units
160Mbit/s - 4ns 4ns - 865nm Panel Mount 8 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 189-4804
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1312TZ
BrandBroadcom
MYR173.86
Each (In a Tube of 60)
units
125Mbit/s - 1.8ns 2.2ns - 1300nm Panel Mount 8 29.8 x 12.6 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 29.8mm 12.6mm -
RS Stock No. 189-4830
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1604Z
BrandBroadcom
MYR70.183
Each (In a Tube of 60)
units
2Mbit/s - 57ns 40ns - 675nm Through Hole 8 22.2 x 12.7 x 12.7mm SMA 12.7mm 22.2mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 189-4831
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2316TZ
BrandBroadcom
MYR173.86
Each (In a Tube of 60)
units
155Mbit/s - 1.8ns 2.2ns - 1370nm Through Hole 8 29.8 x 12.6 x 12.6mm Fiber Optic 12.6mm 29.8mm 12.6mm -
RS Stock No. 696-1829
Mfr. Part No.SP000063802
BrandBroadcom
MYR39.39
Each
units
10MBd Round 0.1µs 0.1µs - 660nm Through Hole 2 5.5 x 5.5 x 9mm - 9mm 5.5mm 5.5mm -
RS Stock No. 189-4809
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1412TZ
BrandBroadcom
MYR63.787
Each (In a Tube of 60)
units
160Mbit/s - 4ns 4ns - 865nm Panel Mount 8 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 189-4829
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1602Z
BrandBroadcom
MYR63.787
Each (In a Tube of 60)
units
2Mbit/s - 57ns 40ns - 675nm Through Hole 8 22.2 x 12.7 x 12.7mm SMA 12.7mm 22.2mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 189-4753
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-1634Z
BrandBroadcom
MYR59.02
Each (In a Tube of 200)
units
50Mbit/s - 5 (Max)ns 5 (Max)ns - 685nm Through Hole 4 18.1 x 12.2 x 18.9mm Versatile Link 18.9mm 18.1mm 12.2mm -
RS Stock No. 236-767
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1404Z
BrandBroadcom
MYR78.49
Each
units
160MBd Round 1.3ns 3.08ns 0.823ns 820nm Through Hole 8 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm - 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm -
RS Stock No. 170-0949
Mfr. Part No.OPF372A
BrandOptek
MYR126.95
Each (In a Tray of 25)
units
- Square 10ns 10ns - 870nm Panel Mount 3 12.7 x 10.41 x 20.32mm ST 20.32mm 12.7mm 10.41mm 200 → 300 μm
RS Stock No. 236-650
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1537Z
BrandBroadcom
MYR48.18
Each
units
155MBd Round 12ns 9ns - 650nm Through Hole 6 18.3 x 12.2 x 18.8mm - 18.8mm 18.3mm 12.2mm -
RS Stock No. 801-9241
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1532Z
BrandBroadcom
MYR48.18
Each
units
1MBd - 80ns 40ns - 660nm Through Hole 6 18.29 x 12.19 x 18.8mm Versatile Link 18.8mm 18.29mm 12.19mm -
RS Stock No. 236-638
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-1531Z
BrandBroadcom
MYR48.18
Each
units
5MBd Round 80ns 40ns - 660nm Through Hole 6 18.3 x 12.2 x 18.8mm - 18.8mm 18.3mm 12.2mm -
RS Stock No. 868-0727
Mfr. Part No.SP000063871
BrandBroadcom
MYR44.99
Each
units
100Mbps Round 14ns 16ns - 685nm Through Hole 2 8.6 x 5.3mm Fiber Optic 8.6mm - 5.3 (Dia.)mm 980 → 2200 μm
RS Stock No. 801-9273
Mfr. Part No.SP000063858
BrandBroadcom
MYR50.84
Each
units
100MBd - 14ns 16ns - 685nm Through Hole 4 24 x 9 x 8.8mm - 8.8mm 24mm 9mm -
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