Help finding TOTX142L and TORX142L TOSLINK connectors? Answered
I'm working on an audio project that uses optical inputs and outputs. The components I really need to get the most out of this project are two 25Mbps TOSLINK connectors: TOTX142L (transmitter) and TORX142L (receiver). Unfortunately, both are discontinued and I'm having a heck of a time finding either old stock or a comparable replacement! I've tried all the major distributors (Digikey, mouser, etc) and have even sent out RFQs (request for quote) to various old-stock warehouses in the USA and abroad. I've got a small lead on the receiver but the transmitter remains elusive.
What really confuses me is the fact that there are still consumer products being manufactured today that use a device of this class, so where are these guys getting their parts??