Ethernet Media Converter Copper to Fiber Optic

Ethernet Media Converter board solution (TX2FX)

Open Frame board Solution - TX2FX

The TX2FX is an Ethernet media converter that translates transmission signals from a twistedpair 10/100/1000Base-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 pluggable (SFP) transceiver module can be used on the TX2FX. 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 TX2FX provides automatic detection and initializing of the SFP Module and has easy-to-read diagnostic LEDs for continuous status reports on network speed, traffic and fiber optic port status.


These features make the TX2FX ideally suited for any industrial application. Through the low power consumption, robust, and flexible design, the product can be used in any embedded system. Whether it is being used in a rugged, hot, or other extreme environment, the TX2FX helps to expand your network distances!

Technical Features

Board Key Data
Copper Port on RJ45 (10/100/1000Mbit)
supports auto crossover, polarity correction
Fiber Optic Port over standard SFP transceivers, supports single- and
multi-mode, 100Mbit-FX or 1000Mbit-X
Status LEDs 2 LEDs for each RJ45 port / 2 LEDs for each SFP port
Physical / Power
Size (L x W x H) 75.7 x 50.0 x 16.0 mm
Power 5VDC to 36VDC
Power consumpt. 1.8W 1Gbit copper/optical link
Temp. Range Standard -20°C to 60°C, optional -40°C to 85°C
Humidity 5 - 95% non condensing, optional coating available

[TX2FX Versions]


SFP (optical transceiver) in stock
Optional: MPL offers following SFP modules (others on request)
SFP-1X 1Gb SFP 850nm optical transceiver, 1000BASE-SX, multi mode, up to 500m, with standard LC connector, case temp. -40 to +85°C
SFP-2X 1Gb SFP 1310nm optical transceiver, 1000BASE-LX, single mode, up to 10km, with standard LC connector, case temp. -40 to +85°C
SFP-3X 100Mb SFP 1310nm optical transceiver, 100BASE-FX, multi mode, up to 2km, with standard LC connector, case temp. -40 to +85°C
or any other standard SFP in accordance to MSA & Ethernet compatible
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