Small Multimedia Interface Plastic Optical Fiber 1394 Connector

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Molex has announced the development and first samples of a new IEEE 1394 Small Multimedia Interface (SMI) Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) connector and transceiver system.

The SMI connector system for POF is suitable for low-cost, high-speed data transmission for applications such as home and industrial networking. This new duplex-style connector system can operate at S200 (250 Mb/s) speeds for up to 50 meters today and S400 (500 Mb/s) in the future.

The system can meet 1394b specification requirements for the additional bandwidth of HDTV, digital audio and real-time applications such as security, all running at the same time. This high-speed interconnect offers low insertion loss for good signal integrity and no electromagnetic interference.


  • Compact size
  • Meets 1394b specification requirements
  • Unique positive latching system
  • Low insertion loss
  • Attractive design
  • No EMI interference
  • Space savings
  • Operates at S200 (250 Mb/s) speeds for up to 50 meters
  • Safe-release style disconnect
  • Good signal integrity
  • Blends in with consumer equipment
  • Secure electrical contact


  • Home Networking
  • HDTV and Plasma/LCD Displays
  • Set-Top Boxes
  • Audio Home Theater Equipment
  • Industrial Applications