Broadcom Compact 650nm Transceiver & POF Duplex Connector

Broadcom Compact 650nm Transceiver provides the ability to implement fast Ethernet (100 Mbps) over standard bandwidth 0.5±0.05 NA POF. It features a very compact design and has a form factor similar to the UTP connector. Broadcom Compact 650nm Transceiver is lead free and compliant with RoHS, and is compatible with existing simplex Versatile-Link connectors.Broadcom POF Duplex Connector is designed specifically for use with the Broadcom Compact 650nm Transceiver. The rugged design contains a latching mechanism for an increased retention force. This simple snap-together concept saves the user labor and tool cost. 

Broadcom POF Duplex Connector is made of a rugged, flame retardant plastic which is good for industrial and other harsh environments. These duplex connectors are for use with Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) only.


  • Transceiver
    • Compact foot print
    • LVPECL input and output data connections
    • LVPECL signal detect output
    • Compatible to IEEE 802.3 100BASE-FX PMA using POF PMD
  • Connector
    • Suitable for 1mm diameter duplex plastic optical fiber (POF)
    • Latching mechanism for increased retention force
    • Easy installation of POF links with AFBR-5972Z


  • Link lengths up to 50m POF (NA0.5) or 70m POF (NA0.3)
  • 3.3V operation
  • Temperature range: -40°C to 85°C


  • Industrial Ethernet and Fast Ethernet over polymer optical fiber PMD
  • Networking in harsh environments like factory automation or power generation and distribution
  • Supporting various Ethernet Fieldbus protocols
  • Medical instruments
  • High voltage isolation
Published: 2011-08-30 | Updated: 2022-03-11