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Firecomms is a global leader in the provision of fibre optic solutions and optical transceivers, skillfully combining state-of-the-art compound and silicon semiconductor technology with inventive small-scale integration.  Their products provide durability and longevity, offering decades of operation.

State-of-the-art compound and silicon technology 

Their products are revolutionary in their use of plastic optical or plastic clad fibre which bring many benefits including durability, ease of fitting and longevity, offering decades of operation.

In response to the rising demands for higher EMI immunity particularly in electrical drive design, Firecomms have improved the product offerings right throughout their product portfolio.

 

The RedLink® family offers the standard 1, 5, 10 and 50 MBd parts in the new dual-voltage 3.3V and 5V options in horizontal, vertical and 30° tilted housing.

Designers can optimise their design by selecting a RedLink® transmitter with an integrated driver IC and with either inverting or non-inverting logic options for both the transmitter and the receiver.

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Fibre optic solutions

Firecomms' products with plastic optical or plastic clad fibre offer many advantages in a range of applications.
 

 
  • EMI/RFI immunity ideal for industrial, harsh, noisy environments, such as high voltage DC inverters motor controllers, and frequency inverters
  • Galvanic isolation between transmitter and receiver, ideal for complying with, or extending creepage and clearance distance requirements
  • Visible spectrum operation enables eye-safe, fast troubleshooting
  • Low power consumption, transmitters capable of operation at 3-4mA
  • Durable, flexible and lightweight
  • Resilient to bending and vibrations
  • High reliability for extended machine uptime o Industrial temperature in range of -40°C to 85°C
  • Reduced maintenance cycle time provides up to a 20-year lifecycle on transceivers and cables
  • Simplified field installation for easy termination of large core optical fibres in custom distance
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RedLink® transceivers

RedLink® is compatible with the universally known Versatile Link range of connectors and cables. Firecomms offer a range of industrial-grade fibre optic transmitters and receivers (DC-1/5/10/50 MBd) in the RedLink® connector.

Key features:

  • Ideal for use with POF or PCS fibre (Reciever)
  • Visible RCLED at red wavelength (650nm) (Transmitter)
  • Optimised for data transmission from DC-50 MBd
  • Industrial Temperature Range -40°C to + 85°C
  • Dual 5 V and 3.3 V power supply with 10% rail tolerance
  • RoHS complaint and flame retardant (UL 94 V-0)
  • Compatible with Versatile Link cables and connectors
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OptoLock® transceivers

The patented OptoLock® (OL) provides the quickest of terminations with bare POF. We offer analog and industrial fibre optic transceivers at DC/5/10/125/250 Mbps in OptoLock®.

  • Resonant Cavity LED (RCLED) at red 650 nm with small emission aperture suitable for POF
  • Push-pull TTL Compatible CMOS output
  • Dual 5 V and 3.3 V power supply
  • Industrial Temperature Range -40°C to +85°C
  • RoHS compliant
  • Options for simple low-cost termination solution for 2.2 mm jacketed POF cables without a plug and ultra-low pulse width distortion suitable for burst mode data transmission
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LC transceivers

The LC connector has been ratified by the IEC for use with POF and PCS cable assemblies. We offer analogue and industrial fibre optic transceivers at DC/5/10/125/250 Mbps in an LC connector.

  • Reliable LC housing with a "click-lock" connection
  • Resonant Cavity LED (RCLED) at red 650 nm with small emission aperture suitable for POF
  • High sensitivity CMOS receiver IC and PIN diode
  • Industrial Temperature Range -40°C to +85°C
  • Compatible with 8B/10B encoding schemes: 250 Mbps is the NRZ symbol rate
  • RoHS compliant
     
  • Option for enhanced design for industrial applications
  • Option with low power consumption and power saving features
  • Option with ultra-low pulse width distortion, suitable for burst mode data transmission

Transceiver applications

Firecomms' industrial transceivers are suitable for a range of industrial, consumer, harsh and noisy environments and applications

Firecomms' technology is used and respected in many market segments including power and energy, industrial, transportation, automotive, medical, gaming, military, aeronautical and the consumer market.

Their products are lightweight, durable and flexible, resilient to bending and vibrations yet offer visible spectrum operation, allowing eye-safe, fast troubleshooting.

With low power consumption, their products offer reduced maintenance cycle times and best in class lifecycle on transceivers and cables.

Firecomms' fibre optic solutions are ideal for high-bandwidth triple play networks that require Ethernet data to be transmitted across the home network. Together with Plastic Optical Fibre (POF), Firecomms' fibre optic transceivers enable quicker, more flexible and cost-effective installations, a unique advantage for home builders, installers, content providers, and consumers alike.

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Cable assemblies

Firecomms have a wide range of fibre optic cable, connectors and assembly products, offering flexibility to choose exactly the right cable solution fitting to meet the installation requirements. Cables and components are available individually or as one of Firecomms' standard length pre-finished cable assemblies. In special cases, there is the facility to customise POF or PCS cable assemblies to order.

Firecomms' fibre optic solutions deliver on the unique demands of the medical imaging industry, ensuring that the integrity of the processed data not be compromised by the unique operating conditions found in medical imaging applications. Firecomms have developed light sources and communications ICs with a deep understanding of the requirements of medical imaging applications. Their light sources use Resonant Cavity LED (RCLED) technology to ensure the strongest output at the lowest currents while preserving stability after decades of operation. Firecomms' robust receiver topologies guarantee error-free reception in high EMI fields.

In industrial automation and networking applications, the factory environment can be viewed in three layers - the device network, the control network and the corporate network. Each layer operates in an environment where significant challenges must be overcome to ensure a reliable communication system. In the face of unwanted interference from ground loops and electromagnetic interference (EMI), equipment designers frequently take advantage of fibre optic connectivity to preserve and protect the equipment and communication links.

Firecomms' fibre optic solutions deliver on the harsh demands of the wind and solar power industry, ensuring that the integrity of processed data not be compromised by rugged environments and extreme climates. Firecomms have developed light sources and communications ICs with a deep understanding of the stresses and strains placed on renewable energy applications. Firecomms' light sources use Resonant Cavity LED (RCLED) technology to ensure the strongest optical output at the lowest currents while preserving stability after decades of operation.

Firecomms' fibre optic solutions deliver on the communication needs in the modern smart grid environment, meeting the needs of both utility managers and equipment designers. As utility managers employ the latest techniques to measure and optimise grid load factors to economically manage electricity demand and supply, equipment designers must ensure that the reliability of control and protection information within the modern transmission and substation network not be compromised by the harsh environment in which these applications operate.

Firecomms' fibre optic solutions deliver on the harsh demands of the electric and diesel train industry, ensuring the integrity of control; signalling and passenger data is not compromised by the harsh environment in which these applications operate. Firecomms have developed light sources and communications ICs with the deep understanding of the stresses and strains placed on equipment in electric and diesel trains.

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Power systems

Battery banks, UPS devices and EV charging stations all have the same common operating and maintenance risks. Plastic Optic Fibre is, 100% plastic and consequently does not conduct electricity and cannot, therefore, cause a short circuit. Plastic Optic Fibre is 100% immune from electrical or magnetic pickup hence it will isolate command and control digital electronics from the power switching electronics' interference usually located in UPS or EV charging stations. Equally, POF can provide high-speed data connections between devices without the risk of carrying unwanted EMI/RF interference from one unit to another.

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Robotics

As technology innovation exponentially grows and moves beyond the traditional manufacturing industries especially automotive and electronics, the need for more reliable, flexible and fast automation systems increases. Significant installed base growth has led to a boom in new demand for industrial Robots. Firecomms' products complete the offering by providing a number of solutions, suitable for robotic and cobotic applications.

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Fibre Technology Centre

The Fibre Optics Technology Centre is the driving force behind our ability to develop solutions requiring custom fibre capabilities.

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When standard components don’t suit your requirements, we will support the design and development of custom software or hardware to fit your unique needs. The facility is also experienced in running diagnostic testing, fault finding and modification of components.

So, whether you need to analyse the performance of your optical components or understand your current power levels, our highly trained team of engineers are on hand.

Our approach

When it comes to developing custom solutions for tomorrow's technologies, we trust our approach to deliver the best possible outcome.

Our engineers will skilfully guide you through each stage of your project, working with you to understand and identify a solution that meets your technical and commercial needs before designing and integrating your solution.

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