Fiber Media Converter: How Does It Works?

With the continuous advancement of the times, the bandwidth of the past few k is not enough to meet our normal data acquisition needs. Improving the network speed has become our top priority. The fiber was born under this circumstance. It adopts the transmission of an optical signal, which not only can improve the transmission speed of the signal, but also enhance the signal. For the terminal, the electrical signal is still taken. And then, the conversion of the optical signal and the electrical signal becomes a problem, and the device such as fiber converter was born.

What are the functions of the
Fiber Media Converter?

Nowadays, optical fiber has become the main channel of the network, and this channel needs to be converted and converted into electrical signals that can be recognized by the computer. This conversion process is completed in the fiber converter. This device also has a popular name, light cat, or photoelectric converter also called an optical transceiver. The function of the fiber converter is to receive optical signals as well as to transmit electrical signals. The connection of the optical port is connected to the jumper. This interface converts the collected optical signal into a corresponding electrical signal through the corresponding calculation. A typical device has two optical ports that are used to receive and transmit optical signals.




At the same time, the electrical port of the fiber converter is the RJ45 interface. Its main function is to convert the optical signal into an electrical signal and transmit it. This port is the interface used to transmit the electrical signal to the computer terminal. Of course, this type of device can also be connected to other devices, including routers or switches. With the different locations of access, their corresponding roles are also different.

For Fibre Channel or wire channels, they are used to transmit data as channels. Data is packetized through the computer port and transmitted through these channels, and the role of the fiber converter is to help it convert the format.




Conversion category: Single-mode and multimode fiber converter

Generally, the maximum distance of the multimode fiber converter is 4KM; the single mode is 40KM.

Single Mode Fiber Converter:

One end of the single-mode fiber transceiver is connected to the optical transmission system, and the other end (user end) comes out with a 10/100M Ethernet interface. The main principle is to realize communication by photoelectric coupling, and there is no change in the encoding format of the signal. The optical transceiver has the advantages of providing ultra-low latency data transmission, completely transparent to the network protocol, using a dedicated ASIC chip for data line-speed forwarding, the device adopting a 1+1 power supply design, and supporting ultra-wide power supply voltage. Realize power protection and automatic switching. At the same time, it supports an ultra-wide operating temperature range and supports a complete transmission distance of 0 to 120 kilometers.
The single-mode transceiver coverage from 20 kilometers to 120 kilometers. It should be pointed out that due to the difference of the optical transceiver in transmission distance, the transmission power, receiving sensitivity, and wavelength of use also different.

Application range of single-mode and multimode fiber converter:

The bandwidth potential of single-mode in single-mode fiber converter makes it an excellent choice for high speed and long-range data transmission. Multimode fiber converter products are stable and reliable, designed to meet Ethernet standards, and have lightning protection measures.

Single-mode and multimode fiber converter are especially suitable for various broadband data networks such as telecommunications, cable television, railway, military, financial securities, customs, civil aviation, shipping, power, water conservancy, and oil fields, and required

high-reliability data transmission or the domain of IP data transmission private network. It is the ideal application equipment for broadband campus networks, broadband cable TV networks, and intelligent broadband residential fiber to the building and fiber to the home.

Advantages of Multimode Fiber Converter:

First of all, the multimode fiber transceiver and the ordinary switch are far cheaper than the optical port switch, especially some optical port switches that will lose one or even several electrical ports after adding the optical module, which allows operators to greatly reduce upfront investment.

Secondly, since most optical modules of the switch do not have a unified standard, once the optical module is damaged, it needs to be replaced by the same module from the original manufacturer, which brings great trouble to the later maintenance. However, multi-mode fiber transceivers have no problems in interconnection and intercommunication between devices of different manufacturers. Therefore, once damaged, they can be replaced by other manufacturers’ products, which is very easy to maintain.

The differences between single-mode and multimode fiber converter:

Methods for distinguishing single-mode and multimode fiber converters

1. Distinguish from the optic head: pull out the optical transceiver optical head dust cap. Look at the color of the interface device inside the optical head. The inside of the single-mode TX and RX connectors are coated with white ceramic, the multimode interface is brown

2. Distinguish from the model: Generally, whether there are S and M in the model, S means single-mode, M means multimode.

3. If it is already installed, you can see the color of the fiber jumper. Orange is multi-mode and yellow is single-mode.

SFP fiber converters

SFP transceiver is a hot-plug small optical module, which integrates photoelectric conversion and optical signal reception to complete laser signal transmission and reception. This product is an upgrade to the GBIC optical module.

The SFP module contains a two-wire serial E2PROM, which is used to store Serial ID information of the modified SFP module. Serial ID is a specification used by manufacturers to describe the identifier, connector type, transmitter type, interface type, network type, connection length, channel type, transmission rate, encoding mode, and supplier information of SFP optical module.

Summary: The SFP transceiver multi-source protocol has formulated detailed specifications and indicators for the production of the SFP optical module. The transmitter, receiver, connector properties, optical fiber compatibility, and other information of the optical module are included in the protocol, which greatly facilitates the interaction and compatibility of the products of various manufacturers.

10G fiber converters

10G Ethernet optical converter is designed for big data and high-speed digital broadband network. It is mainly used for upgrading and expanding the urban optical fiber digital broadband network and large-capacity server data transmission. The product with high-bandwidth, high-reliability, high-bandwidth, low-cost design ideas, to provide users with broadband fiber network solutions of sufficient bandwidth, stable performance, powerful function and can be used for telecom level operation service.


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