Hirose, the designer and manufacturer of connector solutions, has designed an intrafacility fiber cable (IFC) assembly system that supports bidirection optical transmission of 6.25Gbps and unidirection up to 12.5Gbps (6.25Gbps x 2ch). The high-speed BF4-IFC Series cable assembly integrates the BF4M Series active optical connector into a rugged circular shell with a superior push-pull design for quick and easy mating/unmating operation. The high-speed BF4-IFC Series cable assembly system features built-in E/O on the Tx (transmit) end and an O/E on the Rx (receiver) end. Simplifying designs and increasing ease of use, the hybrid active optical cable system also delivers power up to 3.3V.

The innovative BF4-IFC active optical connector and cable assembly system enables high-speed data transmission at cable lengths of more than 50m. The user-friendly optical cable system features an innovative internal wiring system that offers all the benefits of fiber optic signaling including high signal quality, low power consumption (less than 250mW), and excellent EMI noise prevention. Reducing system size and cost, the hybrid BF4-IFC active optical cable assembly streamlines wiring by integrating four electrical wires for power delivery and signal transmission control into one cable interface.

The BF4-IFC active optical cable plugs into a reliable panel mount receptacle that solders to the PCB.

Combining high strength with excellent flexing properties, the BF4-IFC cable is an ideal solution for any application that requires long reach, high speed and limited wiring space including broadcasting equipment, data centers, medical equipment, FA cameras, security cameras, and more.

"The BF4-IFC connector and cable assembly simplifies design and installation by providing both high-speed optical data transmission and power delivery through a single hybrid optical fiber and electrical cable system. The advanced design ensures high speed, low power, and low noise operation," said Bill Kysiak, Product Marketing Manager for Hirose Electric USA.

For additional information about the BF4-IFC connectors, please visit: https://www.hirose.com/product/en/products/BF4-IFC/.