Ultra Compact Open Frame Ethernet Media Converter

Copper to Fiber Optic - μTX2FX

Open Frame Ethernet Media Converter (μTX2FX)

The µTX2FX is an ultra compact Ethernet media converter that translates transmission signals from a twisted pair 100/1000Base-TX cable to a 100Base-FX or 1000Base-X fiber optic cable. It expands network data transmission distances beyond the 100 meter limitation of copper wire to over 10 kilometers by using single-mode fiber optic cable.

For the fiber optic port, any standard Small Form Factor plugable (SFP) transceiver module complying to the MSA standard and are Ethernet compatible can be used on. These SFP transceivers modules are available with a variety of different transmitter and receiver types, allowing users to select the appropriate transceiver for the required fiber optical interface. Further, the µTX2FX provides automatic detection and initializing of the SFP module.

Since the µTX2FX design is based on a PHY, the latency of the frame is constant and with typically 250nsec (1GBit) relative low. his allows using the µTX2FX in a time sensitive network which needs to support IEEE 1588 PTP or IEEE 802.1AS gPTP traffic.


Technical Features

Board Key Data
Copper Port On 100/1000Mbit 2mm lockable header, supports auto crossover, polarity correction
Fiber Optic Port over standard SFP transceivers, supports single- and multi-mode, 100Mbit-FX or 1000Mbit-X
Physical / Power
Size (L x W x H) 73.5 x 28 x 12.5 mm (3mm space under PCB required)
Power 5VDC to 36VDC
Power consumpt. 1.5 W 1Gbit copper & 1Gbit optical link
Temp. Range Standard -20°C to 60°C, optional -40°C to 85°C
Humidity 5 - 95% non condensing, optional coating available

[uTX2FX Versions]

SFP (optical transceiver) in stock
SFP-1X 2/1Gbit 850nm, multi mode, up to 500m, -40°C to +85°C
SFP-2X 1Gbit 1310nm, single mode, up to 10km, -40°C to +85°C
SFP-3X 100Mbit 1300nm, multi mode, up to 4km, -40°C to +85°C
Or any other standard SFP* in accordance to MSA & Ethernet compatibility (* no copper SFP support). If you prefer to RJ45 as copper connection rather than lockable headers, please have a look at our TX2FX which is available in many versions.

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