Cliff Electronics increases its fibre optic range

Cliff Electronics has extended its range of optical connectors, cables and accessories.  Optical connectivity is virtually unaffected by electrical noise when transmitting and receiving digital signals and is rapidly becoming a standard feature of HDTV, high-quality audio equipment including portable products and IT systems.

Cliff Electronics’ optical jacks are available as single or dual optical transmitter / receiver versions with right-angle PCB mounting and a self-tapping screw hole for panel mounting. All conform to the EIAJ / JEITA rectangular standard CP-1210, RC-5720 and JIS C5974-1993 F05 standards for digital audio interfaces including fibre optic interconnections. Standard and low-profile versions are available, and three models replace a plug-in cover with a convenient hinged shutter to protect against contamination. 

The optical jacks have a supply range of -0.5 to 7.0V and input range of -0.5 to +0.5V. The operating temperature range is -20 to +70 degrees C with a maximum soldering temperature of 260 degrees C.

Fibre optic connectors are also available in Cliff’s Feedthrough connector series. SC Simplex, LC Duplex, TOSLINK EIAJ and the MTP brand MPO fibre optic connection options are available in plastic or rugged metal shells. They are designed to fit into the industry standard 24mm diameter XLR connector panel cut-out to simplify panel design and manufacture while also improving end product aesthetics. Fibre optic FeedThrough connectors may also be supplied pre-assembled into 19-inch rack panels to simplify and speed up system assembly.

To accompany the optical connector range Cliff also manufactures moulded optical lead assemblies for use with optical jacks. The TOSLINK (Toshiba Link) optical audio data cables conform to a standard, optical fibre, fibre, digital, audio interface and are available in 1.5 and 2.5 metre lengths. Lead terminals conform to the EIAJ / JEITA rectangular standard CP-1201, RC-5720 and JIS C5974-1993 F05 standards for digital audio interfaces including fibre optical interconnections. 

An adapter provides a 3.5mm jack connection from a TOSLINK cable termination.

Optical connectors are virtually unaffected by noise when transmitting and receiving signals and have been adopted as standard in many applications. The fibre optical range by Cliff electronics is suitable for many applications from high quality audio and broadcast systems, AV installations, automation, instrumentation, data and IT connectivity, medical equipment, instrumentation, industrial control, data acquisition and other high bandwidth signal connections.

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