Press Release 01 November 2019
Fibre Fiber Optic Connectors, Adapters and Cables
Low noise digital signal connectivity
from CLIFF™ Electronics.
CLIFF™ Electronics, leaders in the design, development and manufacture of connectors and test equipment, now offer a wide range of optical connectors, cables and accessories. These are suitable for high quality audio and broadcast systems, AV installations, home theatre, theater, games consoles, automation, instrumentation, data and IT connectivity, medical equipment instrumentation, industrial control and data acquisition and other high-bandwidth signal connections.
Optical connectivity is virtually unaffected by electrical noise when transmitting and receiving digital signals and is rapidly becoming a standard feature of HDTV, high-quality audio equipment including portable products and IT systems.
Optical connectivity is virtually unaffected by electrical noise.
Cliff™’s optical jacks are available as single or dual, optical transmitter/receiver versions with right-angle PCB mounting and a self-tapping screw hole for panel mounting. All conform to the EIAJ/JEITA rectangular standard CP-1210 and also RC-5720 and JIS C5974-1993 F05 standards for digital audio interfaces including fibre-optic fiber-optic interconnections. Standard and low-profile versions are available, and three models replace a plug-in cover with a convenient hinged shutter to protect against contamination.
- Supply voltage:
- -0.5 to 7.0 V maximum.
- Input voltage:
- -0.5 to +0.5 V maximum.
- Operating temperature:
- -20 to +70 °C.
- Soldering temperature:
- 260 °C maximum.
Fibre Fiber optic connectors are also available in Cliff™’s market-leading, feedthrough connector series. SC Simplex, LC Duplex and TOSLINK EIAJ fibre-optic fiber-optic connection options are available in plastic or rugged metal shells. Designed to fit into the industry-standard 24mm-diameter XLR connector-panel cut-out, this simplifies panel design and manufacture and improves end product aesthetics. Fibre-optic esthetics. Fiber-optic feedthrough connectors may also be supplied pre-assembled into 19″ rack panels to simplify and speed up system assembly.
To accompany their optical connector range Cliff™ also manufactures moulded molded optical lead assemblies (TOSLINK cables) for use with optical jacks. The TOSLINK (Toshiba Link) optical audio data cables conform to a standard, optical fibre, fiber, digital, audio interface and are available in 1.5 and 2.5 metre meter lengths. Lead terminals conform to the EIAJ/JEITA rectangular standard CP-1201 and also RC-5720 and JIS C5974-1993 F05 standards for digital audio interfaces including fibre-optical interconnections.
Completing the Cliff™ fibre-optic fiber-optic product range is a TOSLINK/optical adaptor which converts a TOSLINK optical cable / connection to a 3.5mm mini TOSLINK jack. This enables standard optical cables to be plugged into laptops, PC soundcards and other portable audio equipment.
John Hall, Managing Director of CLIFF™ Electronics, comments, “Optical interconnections are virtually unaffected by noise when transmitting and receiving signals and have been adopted as standard in portable audio equipment. Their use is also growing in popularity in data centres centers and instrumentation systems. Our wide range of feedthrough connector and jack options allow us to provide best-fit solutions for OEMs and systems integrators.”.
As a UK manufacturer, Cliff™ can respond quickly to customer’s needs for both standard products and custom designs. Cliff™ manufactures audio, optical and power connectors and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot-pedals, lighting connectors, terminal posts and connection blocks, motors, fans and assembly aids. Cliff™ can also provide a wide range of leads including test and instrumentation, audio, instrument and power.
Cliff™’s feedthrough connectors now provide analogue, digital and optical connectivity in formats including VGA, mini DisplayPort, Firewire, RJ45, HDMI, BNC and USB3.0 compliant single and dual versions. Also available are all popular data and ethernet connectors including USB2 A-to-B and B-to-A changer sockets, high speed USB type-C, LC and SC fibre,fiber, (Duplex and Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e, (shielded and unshielded), TOSLINK and RCA phono.phono/cinch.
All versions of Cliff™ optical connectors are in full production and available direct or via major worldwide distributors.