OMC's SMA fibre-optic devices transmit digital signals with ease

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OMC's SMA fibre-optic devices transmit digital signals with easeOMC is launching the H22R6850G, a rugged, reliable receiver for multimode glass and polymer fibre systems and its corresponding transmitter, H22E6850G, both in the widely preferred SMA package.

The high-sensitivity H22R6850G is optimised for use with 850nm transmitters and provides a direct 0-5V digital output, allowing direct connection to digital circuitry. It can also be used with 660nm transmitters, making it suitable for use with polymer fibre systems as well as multimode glass. The device features a precision-machined all-metal body and incorporates a rugged screw-mounting mechanical connection to the circuit board, providing excellent consistency and ruggedness and ensuring that it can withstand the challenges of the industrial environment.

When used with OMC’s matching H22E6850G high-output 850nm SMA transmitter, which incorporates the same high-reliability features, along with OMC’s high-performance optical terminations, an exceptionally long life, consistent optical link can be achieved.

OMC’s Commercial Director, William Heath, comments: “The metal SMA connector system has a number of unique features that make it ideal for industrial applications. Unlike systems that rely on a latching mechanism or spring to locate the ferrule and hold it in place, the SMA system’s connector nut holds the ferrule much more firmly, ensuring exceptionally long-lasting, secure coupling between the diode and the fibre face. This provides a truly fit-and-forget solution which has the potential to last for many decades without the need for maintenance. We have customers using our SMA devices alongside our high-performance optical terminations who justifiably expect the optical links to perform for 20, 30 or even 40 years. The devices provide excellent launch power and sensitivity, and should the application demand it we can use our proprietary Active Alignment technology to produce the devices to specific electro-optical performance windows.”

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19 June 2014

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