The miConverter S/FXT Fast Ethernet fiber to 10/100BASE-T media converters are ideal for mobile applications where light weight, compact size and low power are critical requirements. Weighing less than 2.5 oz. (72 grams), and about the length of a standard house key, the miConverter S-Series converters can conveniently slip into any pocket or laptop carrying case for easy portability. These ultra-compact media converters can be USB powered, enabling fiber connectivity to locations where AC or DC power is unavailable, such as field-deployed fiber-to-the-laptop and military applications. Fiber is run directly to the laptop, where it is converted to copper UTP and connected to a laptop RJ-45 port with a standard Ethernet patch cable. Power is supplied to the media converter by the laptop's USB port using a standard USB cable, eliminating the need for an electrical outlet. For applications not utilizing USB power, the S-Series product is also available with a country specific AC/DC power adapter, providing compatibility with electrical outlet types found around the world. The miConverter S-Series delivers plug-and-play set up with an RJ-45 port that auto-negotiates the speed, duplex mode and cross-over functions for laptops with 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX Ethernet. LEDs display status of power, network connectivity and data activity. The S-Series is available with 100BASE-X fixed fiber transceivers (SC or ST connectors), and supports multimode, single-mode and single-fiber options. It also supports Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceivers. SFP transceivers enable adaptability to different fiber types, speeds and distances, and support Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing (CWDM) technology to increase the bandwidth capacity of fiber infrastructure. S-Series media converters support a standard operating temperature range of 0 to 50°C. Models are also available with a wide operating temperature range of -40 to 65°C for deployments in harsh environments.
miConverter S/FXT Transceiver/Media Converter