OMRON demos 14-Gbps bidirectional optical module

OMRON Network Products, LLC last week demonstrated the P1xX6B-SX51x-02A Data Module, a new bidirectional optical module capable of transmitting 14 Gbps downstream and 155 Mbps upstream over a single multimode fiber. The module can support transmission distances from 300 m to 1 km.

The company gave “select customers” a peak at the module at a private suite concurrent with Infocomm International 2012 in Las Vegas. Availability details were not released publicly.

The new Data Module is designed for ease of use and quick implementation into various fiber extension products. The Data Module features a pre-programmed laser driver and integrated SC clip in a metal housing with EMI shielding.

Martin Smith, OMRON Network Products' director of marketing, said, "Many of our customers told us they wanted a bidirectional module that would allow them more flexibility in designs, and we listened. 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."

Added Brian Peters, OMRON Network Products COO, "Because of its flexible interface, the new Data Module is ideal for a broad range of markets including industrial automation, security cameras, medical imaging, and of course high-definition video."

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