The LDM80 is a small, inexpensive fiber optic transmitter/receiver completely powered by the host RS-232 port. The enclosure for the LDM80 is a conductive shell which greatly reduces RF radiation and susceptibility. The rugged metal enclosure is small enough to mount on the back panel of typical computer equipment saving valuable desk and floor space. A pair of these units allows most RS-232C cable links to be replaced and extended with a duplex fiber optic cable. The normal 50-foot (15m) RS-232 limit may be extended to 2.2 miles (3.5 km). Fiber optic data communications provide complete EMI/RFI rejection, isolation, elimination of ground loops, and reduced error rates. Data security is enhanced by almost nonexistent electromagnetic emissions. The RS-232 connection is through male or female EIA 25-pin connectors. The fiber optic connection is through ST connectors.
The LDM80 is equivalent to a 3-wire, full duplex, RS-232 circuit. Handshake signals are locally connected as in Figure 1. Indicating LEDs come on during a "SPACE" on transmit or receive data. A TD/RD reversing DIP switch is provided for connection to DTE (Data Terminal Equipment) or DCE (Data Communication Equipment) ports.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Dataforth provide calibration reports for modules I purchased?
Yes we can provide calibration reports for the modules that you purchased.
You can either
a) visit https://www.dataforth.com/TestDataReport.aspx to search for Test Report Datasheets by Serial Number or
b) you can send us a list of model numbers and their serial numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org
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