SX51 Optical Subsystem

Simplify connectivity with the SX51 subsystem for optical interconnects requiring speed and versatility.

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SX51 Optical Subsystem

The SX51-01 is an optical subsystem with bi-directional capabilities. The subsystems are available as either the transmitter or receiver subassembly supporting up to 14 Gbps using four video- or data-lanes (4 x 3.5 Gbps) along with a simultaneous bi-directional 5 Mbps data and communication channel, all on just one multimode fiber. The subsystems feature integrated driver/receiver electronics so the need for handling complex optoelectronics in the system design is eliminated and faster design-in times can be achieved. The subsystem includes a ZIF-terminated flex circuit to allow for fast assembly and test during manufacturing without the need for any optical alignment. The SX51 optical subsystem makes it simple to add the benefits of optical interconnects to any data, DVI, or HDMI 1.4 application.

Product Brief


  • 14 Gbps high-speed data and a 5 Mbps bi-di link over one multimode fiber
  • DVI and HDMI™ 1.4-capable
  • On-board driver/receiver electronics control all transmitter/receiver settings for simple plug-and-play operation
  • Low-stress, highly flexible ZIF connection provides a robust mechanical design
  • Standard SC optical interface
  • Allows for high-speed, long-distance, EMI-immune optical links
  • Single fiber solution reduces cost and complexity of fiber interface

Features & Benefits

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Extremely small design for easy integration

Faster time to market - complete optoelectronic design

Enables long-distance, EMI-immune interconnects

Industry standard fiber & connectors

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