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Fiber Optic Communications FACET Board



The Fiber Optic Communications circuit board provides the student with a solid foundation in the theory and practice of fiber optics and communication techniques. The eleven circuit blocks provide hands-on experimentation with several varieties of fiber optic transmission and reception.

Through the interactive LMS format, the student learns the principles of both analog and digital transmission and reception using fiber optic data links. The circuit board may be used in the FACET base unit or as a stand-alone trainer.

- When used in the FACET base unit, the course can be performed through the interactive Learning Management System (LMS) format.

- When used as a stand-alone trainer, the course is performed in a conventional way by using the optional Student and Instructor Guides. An external power source is required if the circuit board is used without a base unit.

Features & Benefits

  • FACET base unit or stand-alone operation
  • Interface with the 32-Bit Microprocessor module
  • ST connections
  • Multimode 62.5/125 cm cable
  • High-speed 820 nm transmitter
  • Integrated PIN photodiode and trans-impedance receiver
  • Digital and analog communications channels
  • Full handshake RS232 interface using time-division multiplexing (TDM) and Manchester coding
  • On-board microphone and speaker
  • Built-in microphone amplifier, power supply, audioamplifier and photo transmitter
  • LED block

Topic Coverage

  • Circuit Board Familiarization and Introduction to Fiber Optic Communications
  • Scattering and Absorption Losses
  • Connectors and Polishing
  • Numerical Aperture and Core Area
  • Bending Loss and Modal Dispersion
  • Light Source
  • Driver Circuit
  • Source-to-Fiber Connection
  • Light Detector
  • Output Circuit
  • Fiber Optic Test Equipment
  • Optical Power Budgets
  • Analog Communications
  • Digital Communications (Requires the Optional 32-Bit Microprocessor Module (91017), plus these accessories: 9 V Power Supply (91730) and Adapter (31216).)
  • Troubleshooting


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