TMCNet:  Photo Release -- New Avago Industrial Fiber Receivers Deliver 50 MBaud Links for Power Systems, Smart Grid, and Industrial Automation

[November 29, 2012]

Photo Release -- New Avago Industrial Fiber Receivers Deliver 50 MBaud Links for Power Systems, Smart Grid, and Industrial Automation

(GlobeNewswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SAN JOSE, Calif., and SINGAPORE, Nov. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avago Technologies (Nasdaq:AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline, and industrial applications, today announced the availability of production volumes of a family of 50MBd - 820nm integrated fiber optic receivers for communication and control networks within power substation, smart grid and industrial automation applications.


A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/ pkgid=15994 Traditional 5MBd optical networks are no longer fast enough for substation automation and smart grid implementation. More control data and equipment need to be connected within the network requires higher bandwidth components to ensure reliability and safety, therefore equipment manufacturers are looking towards 50MBd links, but existing solutions require many external components. This new receiver provides the desired 50MBd link speed while integrating external receiver IC functions into the fiber optic receiver, saving one external IC and 18 discrete components.

AFBR-24x9xZ is designed to provide cost effective and high performance fiber optic communication links with industry-leading EMI resistance by utilizing state-of-the-art technology that has an integrated photodiode with digitalizing IC on the same silicon chip. The fiber optic receiver part is designed to operate with fiber optic transmitters HFBR-14xxZ and HFBR-1712TZ with link distances of up to 3km on multimode glass fiber cable. AFBR-24x9xZ is directly compatible with popular industry-standard ST and SMA connectors and it operates from 100kBd up to 50MBd of transmission signal. With this operating frequency range, this product can be used for implementing proprietary fiber optic transmission system up to 50MBd and 10Base-FL.

AFBR-24x9xZ has made the system engineer's job easier with such integration of photodiode and digitalizing IC. This is because it saves more than 75% of components used in similar application and provides excellent EMC performance. It also consumes less than 20% of the total power dissipation when comparing to the existing solution for 10Base-FL application in the market. AFBR-24x9xZ is equipped with RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication) feature that indicates the signal strength of the incoming optical signal for diagnostic function.

AFBR-24x9xZ Product Family  Part NumberDescription AFBR-2409Z Receiver with SMA port AFBR-2419Z Receiver with ST port AFBR-2419TZ Receiver with threaded ST port AFBR-2419MZ Receiver with metal ST portU.S. Pricing and Availability Samples and production quantities of the AFBR-24x9xZ industrial fiber receivers are available now through the Avago direct sales channel and via worldwide distribution partners. For pricing, contact your local Avago sales representative or distributor.

Further information on Avago fiber optics is available online at www.avagotech.com/pof About Avago Technologies Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline, and industrial applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to approximately 40,000 end customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve three diverse end markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, industrial and automotive electronics. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 50 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com.

Follow Avago on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Avagotech and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Avagotech.    The Avago Technologies logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/ pkgid=14098 Avago, Avago Technologies, the A logo, MicroPOD, and Atlas are trademarks of Avago Technologies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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CONTACT: EDITORIAL CONTACT: David Stieg Corporate Marketing +1 408 435 5980 press.relations@avagotech.com Source: Avago Technologies 2012 GlobeNewswire, Inc.

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