SparkFun Fiber Duplex Breakout

SparkFun have designed the Fiber Duplex Board for creating simple fiber links to embedded devices. This board has the same pinout as their Serial Breakouts, so they will connect directly to the serial header of many dev boards such as the Arduino Pro or Pro Mini. To create a fiber link between two dev boards, simply connect the Fiber Duplex Breakout to each board, connect them with two pieces of fiber cable, and then use the Serial library to send and receive data as you normally would.

This board also works in concert with the Serial Fiber Modem to create a fiber link from a dev board to a computer. We've even had success loading Arduino code over fiber this way (although because the fiber doesn't carry a DTR signal, we had to manually reset the Arduino board during upload).

The Industrial Fiber Optics line of emitters and detectors are by far the most economical way SparkFun have found to create a simple fiber link between two devices. The IF-E97 emitter is literally just a superbright red LED in a fancy plastic module that makes it easy to insert a piece of optical fiber and lock it in place. On the other end, the IF-D96F is a 5V TTL phototransistor in an identical enclosure. Connect the two with a piece of fiber and you have, basically, the simplest possible fiber link.

Quick Spec

  • Easily create fiber serial links between embedded devices
  • Supports Serial Baud Rates up to 1Mbps
  • 6-pin Serial Header is compatible with most Arduino Mini style dev boards
  • 5V and 3.3V compatible
  • Dimensions: 43 x 17.7 x 14mm
  • Net Weight: 7g

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SparkFun Fiber Duplex Breakout

  • Brand: Sparkfun
  • Product Code: SPX-17510
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