Broadcom AFBR-59FxZ Compact 650nm Transceivers

Broadcom AFBR-59FxZ Compact 650nm Transceivers have the ability to implement Fast Ethernet (100Mbps) communications over 2.2mm jacketed standard Polymer Optical Fiber (POF). Their innovative bare fiber locking mechanism allows for the connection of POF cable with a simple insert and lock system eliminating the need for connectors. This facilitates fast installation and maintenance.


  • Easy bare fiber termination solution for 2.2mm jacket POF
  • EMI/ EMC robust
  • Link lengths:
  • (AFBR-59F1Z) up to 40m POF (NA= 0.5) or 60m POF (NA= 0.3).
  • (AFBR-59F2Z) up to 40m POF
  • (AFBR-59F3Z) up to 50m for 1Gbps transmission with 1mm core diameter POF (attenuation smaller than 0.19dB/m and NA= 0.5) 
  • Compatible with IEEE 802.3u Fast Ethernet data communications standard
  • LVPECL interface compatible
  • Operating temp. range -40°C to 85°C
  • 3.3V power supply operation
  • Integrated optics to efficiently focus light for fiber coupling
  • Electrically compatible with 100BaseFX PHY ICs
  • Analog monitor output (MON)
  • Low power sleep mode


  • Factory automation
  • Power generation and distribution system
  • Industrial vision system
  • Solar panel tracking system
  • Home/Office Networking
Published: 2015-04-30 | Updated: 2022-03-11