Selection tips for fiber media converter

Time : Nov. 10, 2022    View : 94

As a local area network connector device, the main task of the fiber media converter is how to seamlessly connect the data between the two parties. Therefore, it is necessary to consider its compatibility with the surrounding environment and the stability of its own products, so everyone should consider various factors when choosing. Next, I will introduce in detail how to choose a fiber optic media converter.  Let’s have a look!

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1. Does it support full-duplex and half-duplex?

Some chips on the market can only use full-duplex environments and cannot support half-duplex. For example, if it is connected to a switch or hub of other brands, and uses half-duplex mode, it will definitely cause serious conflicts. and packet loss.


2. Whether the connection test has been done with other fiber media converters

There are more and more fiber media converters on the market. If the compatibility of converters of different brands has not been tested beforehand, there will be packet loss, long transmission time, and sometimes fast and slow.


3. Is there a safety device to prevent packet loss?

When manufacturing fiber media converters, some manufacturers often use the register data transmission mode in order to reduce costs. The biggest disadvantage of this method is instability and packet loss during transmission, and the best is to use a buffer circuit design. Data packet loss can be safely avoided.


4. Temperature adaptability

When the fiber media converter itself is used, it will generate high heat. When the temperature is too high (not greater than 85°C), is the fiber media converter working normally? It is a factor worthy of consideration by customers!


5. Whether it conforms to the IEEE802.3u standard

If the fiber media converter conforms to the IEEE802.3 standard, that is, the delay time is controlled at 46bit, if it exceeds 46bit, it means that the distance transmitted by the fiber media converter will be shortened.

Fiber media converters are generally used in actual network environments that cannot be covered by Ethernet cables and must use optical fibers to extend the transmission distance, and are usually located in the access layer applications of broadband metropolitan area networks; The metropolitan area network and the outer network also played a huge role.


Well, the above content is a detailed introduction to selection tips for fiber media converters. I hope it can be helpful to you.