Cliff Electronics has increased its range of optical connectors, cables and accessories ideal 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.
The company's optical jacks are offered as single or dual optical transmitter/receiver versions with right-angle PCB mounting and a self-tapping screw hole for panel mounting. All products 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 offered, and three models replace a plug-in cover with a convenient hinged shutter to shield against contamination.
The electrical specification of its optical jacks is supply voltage -0.5V to 7V maximum, input voltage -0.5V to +0.5V maximum, operating temperature -20C to +70C and soldering temperature 260C maximum.
Fibre optic connectors are also available in the company's Feedthrough connector series. SC Simplex, LC Duplex, TOSLINK EIAJ and the increasingly specified MTP brand MPO type fibre-optic connection options are provided in plastic or rugged metal shells. Created to fit into the industry-standard 24mm diameter XLR connector panel cutout, this simplifies panel design and manufacture and enhances end product aesthetics. These connectors can also be supplied pre-assembled into 19" rack panels to speed up system assembly.
To accompany its optical connector range, the company also manufactures moulded optical lead assemblies (TOSLINK cables) for use with optical jacks. The TOSLINK Optical Audio Data Cables conform to a standard optical fibre, fibre, digital, audio interface and are available in 1.5m and 2.5m 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 fibre-optical interconnections.
To complete its fibre-optic product range is an adapter providing a 3.5mm jack connection from a TOSLINK cable termination.
John Hall, managing director of Cliff Electronics, comments: "Optical connectors are virtually unaffected by noise when transmitting and receiving signals and have been adopted as standard in many applications, including Professional Audio and Visual mixing desks and high-end consumer Audio applications and Telecom and Data Centres. Our wide range of feedthrough connector and jack options allow us to provide best-fit solutions for OEMs and Systems Integrators."