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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RS Stock No. 665-9649
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2412Z
BrandBroadcom
$28.48
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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. 236-824
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2523Z
BrandBroadcom
$17.38
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0.04MBd Round 600nm 13ns 10ns 6 Through Hole 18.3 x 12.2 x 18.8mm H Push in 18.8mm 18.3mm 12.2mm - Versatile Link
RS Stock No. 801-9254
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-24E2Z
BrandBroadcom
$34.11
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5MBd - 820nm 3.3ns 3.3ns 8 Through Hole 28.65 x 12.7 x 10.38mm SC 10.38mm 28.65mm 12.7mm - -
RS Stock No. 446-150
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2521Z
BrandBroadcom
$19.39
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5MBd Round 600nm 80ns 40ns 6 Through Hole 18.8 x 12.2 x 7.6mm H Push in 7.6mm 18.8mm 12.2mm - Versatile Link
RS Stock No. 801-9210
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-2624Z
BrandBroadcom
$22.72
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50MBd - 685nm 5ns 5ns 4 Through Hole 18.8 x 12.19 x 7.62mm - 7.62mm 18.8mm 12.19mm - Versatile Link
RS Stock No. 450-717
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2416MZ
BrandBroadcom
$32.07
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160MBd Round 820nm 6.3ns - 8 Through Hole - ST - - - - -
RS Stock No. 236-745
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2531Z
BrandBroadcom
$14.86
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5MBd Round 600nm 13ns 10ns 6 Through Hole 18.3 x 12.2 x 18.8mm V Push in 18.8mm 18.3mm 12.2mm - -
RS Stock No. 910-7119
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-2521CZ
BrandBroadcom
$18.00
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5MBd Rectangular 685nm - - 4 Through Hole 18.8 x 12.19 x 7.62mm - 7.62mm 18.8mm 12.19mm TTL -
RS Stock No. 841-5037
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2412TZ
BrandBroadcom
$36.87
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5MBd Round 820nm 6.3ns 6.3ns 8 Through Hole 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm ST 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm - -
RS Stock No. 236-830
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2526Z
BrandBroadcom
$18.55
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125MBd Round - 6.3ns - 6 Through Hole - H Push in - - - - Versatile Link
RS Stock No. 696-1841
Mfr. Part No.SP000063866
BrandBroadcom
$13.08
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- Round 850nm 10ns - 2 Through Hole 5.5 x 5.5 x 9mm Push in 9mm 5.5mm 5.5mm - -
RS Stock No. 236-846
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2528Z
BrandBroadcom
$33.77
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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. 696-1844
Mfr. Part No.SP000063855
BrandBroadcom
$18.13
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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. 496-5923
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2532Z
BrandBroadcom
$17.89
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1MBd Round 600nm - - 6 Through Hole 18.3 x 12.2 x 18.8mm V Push in 18.8mm 18.3mm 12.2mm - Versatile Link
RS Stock No. 178-2970
Mfr. Part No.SP000063855
BrandBroadcom
$12.96
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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. 450-727
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2412TCZ
BrandBroadcom
$24.32
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5MBd Round 820nm - - 8 Through Hole - ST - - - - -
RS Stock No. 801-9201
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-2529Z
BrandBroadcom
$22.24
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50MBd - 685nm 5ns 5ns 4 Through Hole 18.8 x 12.19 x 7.62mm - 7.62mm 18.8mm 12.19mm - Versatile Link
RS Stock No. 236-688
Mfr. Part No.HFBR-2406Z
BrandBroadcom
$25.85
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160MBd Round 820nm 6.3ns - 8 Through Hole 27.2 x 12.7 x 10.2mm SMA 10.2mm 27.2mm 12.7mm - -
RS Stock No. 830-5063
Mfr. Part No.AFBR-2539Z
BrandBroadcom
$26.79
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50MBd Square 685nm 5ns 5ns 4 Through Hole 18.29 x 12.19 x 18.8mm Push in 18.8mm 18.29mm 12.19mm - Versatile Link
RS Stock No. 178-2983
Mfr. Part No.SP000063866
BrandBroadcom
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