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SMI Optical Interconnects | Molex

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SMIMolex SMI Interconnect products provide high-speed and effective data connections for consumer and end-user applications. Molex SMI interconnect products allow for data rates up to 250 Mbps to be achieved over long distances. This Molex plastic optical system provides many benefits over traditional metallic systems.

Designed to provide a end-to-end solution, Molex offers the complete solution with the optoelectronic transmitter and receiver module integrated with transceiver, adapter, cable assemblies and complementary tooling. Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI), Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) and ground loops are no longer a concern with the Molex non-metallic Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) cabling. In addition, the Molex plastic optical fiber connectors and transceivers are light weight and more cost effective than the traditional glass or copper cabling counterparts.

Features & Benefits:

  • Non-metallic POF cabling
    • Interconnects are immune to EMI and RFI, lightweight and easy to handle
  • Push-pull positive latching with safe-release mechanism for consumer applications
    • Secure, safe and easy mate de-mate
  • Easy no-epoxy, no-polish, field-termination process with specialized tooling
    • Quick, simple, easy field terminations for installers
  • Data speeds up to 250 Mbps over 50 meters
    • Provide high-speed, long distance signals for IEEE1394 and Ethernet applications
  • SMI transceiver with digital integrated fiber optic transmit (Tx) and receive (Rx) modules
    • Integrated digital signaling reduces board layout requirements, minimizing design requirements
  • Available in IEEE1394 and Ethernet 10 to 100 Mbps versions
    • Provides increased versatility and market applications
  • Designed to 1394 specifications
    • Meets industry standard requirements

Applications:

  • Consumer
    • Audio, video, HDTV, entertainment equipment
    • Set top boxes
    • Home networking
  • Networking
    • IEEE 1394
    • Ethernet Data communications applications
  • OEM
    • Equipment data links
    • Internal equipment data links

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