Omron Network Products last week unveiled a bidirectional optical data module capable of transmitting 14 Gbps downstream and 155 Mbps upstream over a single multimode fiber. The company says the P1xX6B-SX51x-02A data module can support transmission distances from 300 m to 1 km. Omron gave “select customers” a peek at the new technology at a private suite concurrent with Infocomm International 2012 in Las Vegas (June 13-15). Availability details were not released publicly.
The company says the new data module is designed for ease of use and quick implementation into various fiber extension products. The module features a pre-programmed laser driver and integrated SC clip in a metal housing with EMI shielding. Because of its flexible interface, module is applicable for a broad range of markets including industrial automation, security cameras, medical imaging, and high-definition video, according to Omron.
"Many of our customers told us they wanted a bidirectional module that would allow them more flexibility in designs, and we listened," commented Martin Smith, Omron Network Products' director of marketing. "The new data module is protocol-agnostic and can be configured to suit a variety of applications, giving our customers the ability to differentiate their product."