AS-i signal transmission via fibre optic

ifm’s new AS-i fibre optic repeater enables AS-Interface signal transmission via an optical medium and vice versa. This allows for considerable cable length extension in the AS-i network.

Every AS-i fibre optic repeater has two independent channels that consist of a transmitting and a receiving element which are supplied via the AS-Interface system. Various LEDs indicate the current operating status.

This innovation is integrated into the new SmartLine housing.

Key features:

  • AS-Interface signal transmission
  • over a distance of up to 3.2 km
  • Possibility of mixed operation
  • (AS-i flat cable and fibre optic)
  • Lightning protection, radiated
  • EM interference immunity
  • High operational reliability
  • Electrical separation
  • Plug-in connection terminals

Performance in the field

Optical transmission means there is no interfering radiation, nor are there any ground problems. Fibre optic transmission systems exclude any EMC risk, as a matter of principle.

As to distance related losses due to inductances, capacities and resistances (as is the case with copper cables for example), they do not occur either. Consequently, the new AS-i fibre optic repeater contributes decisively to life time extension and cost reduction. Using the new AS-i fibre optic repeater allows for additional fibre optic network topologies (line topology, star topology).


Company: ifm efector

Phone: 1300 365 088