Perle’s line of feature rich Gigabit SFP Media Converters transparently connect Gigabit copper to SFP for multimode or single mode fiber. Our Gigabit Ethernet to Fiber Converters provide an economical path to extend the distance of an existing network, the life of non-fiber based equipment, or the distance between two devices. The pluggable fiber optics port allows for flexible network configurations using SFP transceivers supplied by Perle, Cisco or other manufacturers of MSA compliant SFPs.
Network Administrators can “see-everything” with
Perle’s advanced features such as Auto-Negotiation,
Auto-MDIX, Link Pass-Through, Fiber Fault Alert, and
Loopback. This allows for more efficient troubleshooting
and less on-site maintenance. These cost and time saving
features, along with a lifetime warranty and free worldwide
technical support, make Perle’s Gigabit SFP Converters the smart choice for IT professionals.
Gigabit SFP Media Converter Features
|Auto-Negotiation (802.3ab)||The media converter supports auto
negotiation. The 1000Base-X fiber interface negotiates
according to 802.3 clause 37. The 1000Base-T
negotiates according to 802.3 clause 28 and 40.
The 1000Base-X will link up with its partner
after the highest common denominator (HCD) is
reached and the copper has linked up with its
partner. The 1000Base-X will continue to cycle
through negotiation transmitting a remote fault
of offline (provided this is enabled through
the switch setting) until the copper is linked
up and the HCDs match.
The media converter supports auto-negotiation of full duplex, half duplex, remote
|Auto-MDIX with Skew Correction||Auto-MDIX (automatic medium-dependant interface
crossover) detects the signaling on the 1000Base-T
interface to determine the type of cable connected
(straight-through or crossover) and automatically
configures the connection when enabled. The media
converter can also correct for wires swapped
within a pair.
The media converter will adjust
|Smart Link Pass-Through||When the Link Mode switch is placed into Smart
Link Pass-Through mode, the 1000Base-T port
will reflect the state of the 1000Base-X media
converter port. This feature can be used whether
fiber auto-negotiation is enabled or disabled.
|Fiber Fault Alert||With Fiber Fault Alert the state of the 1000Base-X
receiver is passed to the 1000Base-X transmitter.
This provides fault notification to the partner
device attached to the 1000Base-X interface of
the media converter. If the 1000Base-X transmitter
is off as a result of this fault it will be turned
on periodically to allow the condition to clear
should the partner device on the 1000Base-X be
using a similar technique. This eliminates the
possibility of lockouts that occur with some
media converters. Applies only when fiber auto-negotiation
|Pause (IEEE 802.3x)||Pause signaling is an IEEE feature that temporarily
suspends data transmission between two devices
in the event that one of the devices becomes
overwhelmed. The media converter supports pause
negotiation on the 1000Base-T fiber connection
and 1000Base-X fiber connection.
|Duplex||Full and half
duplex operation supported.
|Jumbo Packets||Transparent to jumbo packets up to 10KB.|
|VLAN||Transparent to VLAN
|Remote Loopback||Capable of performing
a loopback on the 1000Base-X fiber interface.
|Input Supply Voltage||6 – 30 vDC, unregulated ( 12 vDC Nominal )|
|Power Consumption||3.0 watts|
|Power Connector||5.5mm x 9.5mm x 2.1mm barrel socket|
|Universal AC/DC Adapter||100-240v AC, regulated DC adapter included|
|Power / TST||This green LED is turned on when power is applied to the media converter. Otherwise it is off. The LED will blink when in Loopback test mode.|
|Fiber link on / Receive activity (LKF)||This green LED is operational only when power is applied. The LED is on when the 1000Base-X link is on and flashes with a 50% duty cycle when data is received. The LED will slow blink when the 1000Base-X interface has been taken down as a result of a fault on the 1000Base-T interface.|
|Copper link on / Receive activity (LKC)||This green LED is operational only when power is applied. The LED is on when the 1000Base-T link is on and flashes with a 50% duty cycle when data is received. The LED will slow blink when the 1000Base-T interface has been taken down as a result of a fault on the 1000Base-T interface.|
|Switches – accessible through a side opening in the chassis|
Enabled (Default – Up) In this mode the 1000Base-X and the 1000Base-T will negotiate to the HCD of the two link partners. The 1000Base-X will link up after the negotiation is completed and the 1000Base-T has linked up.
Disabled – The 1000Base-X will not use auto negotiation. The 1000Base-T will negotiate to the HCD of the Switch settings and the link partner.
|Link Mode||Link Mode provides a transparency to the state of the copper link allowing for simplified trouble shooting from the devices connected to the media converter.
Normal (Default – Up)
With Fiber Auto Negotiation disabled the state of the 1000Base-T link has
Smart Link Pass Through (Down)
With Fiber Auto-Negotiation disabled the behavior is as follows. When the 1000Base-T receiver is off the 1000Base-X transmitter will be turned off. When the 1000Base-X receiver goes off the 1000Base-T transmitter will be turned off.
|Pause||When Fiber Auto Negotiation is disabled Pause should only be enabled when all devices connected to the media converter support pause.
Enabled(Default) – The Media converter will advertise Pause capable, Asymmetric pause not needed during Auto-Negotiation.
Disabled – The Media converter will advertise that it does not have Pause capability during Auto-Negotiation.
|Fiber Fault Alert||The Fiber Fault Alert switch has meaning when Auto-Negotiation is disabled
Enabled (Default – Up)
Full (Default-Up) – The media converter will advertise Full Duplex Capable, Half Duplex Capable.
AUTO (Down) -The Media converter will advertise Full Duplex Not Capable, Half Duplex Capable.
|Remote Loopback||The media converter can perform a loopback on the 1000Base-X fiber interface.
Disabled (Default – Up)
Enabled – The 1000Base-X receiver is looped to the 1000Base-X transmitter. The 1000Base-T transmitter is taken off the interface.
|1000Base-T||RJ45 connector, 4 pair CAT5 UTP cable or better|
|Small Form Factor Pluggable ( SFP ) slot||Empty slot for 1000Base-X SFP modules supplied by Perle, Cisco or other manufacturers of MSA compliant SFPs.
Hot insertion and removable ( hot swappable )
|Packet Transmission Characteristics|
|Bit Error Rate (BER)||<10 -12|
|Operating Temperature||0° C to 50° C (32° F to 122° F)|
|Storage Temperature||minimum range of -25° C to 70° C (-13° F to 158° F)|
|Operating Humidity||5% to 90% non-condensing|
|Storage Humidity||5% to 95% non-condensing|
|Operating Altitude||Up to 3,048 meters (10,000 feet)|
( BTU/HR )
|MTBF (Hours)*||Without power adaptor: 745,000
With power adaptor: 375,000
|Chassis||Metal with an IP20 ingress protection rating|
|Din Rail Kit||Optional|
|Wall / Rack Mount Kit||Optional|
|Product Weight and Dimensions|
|Weight||0.3 kg, 0.66 lbs|
|Dimensions||120 x 80 x 26 mm, 4.7 x 3.1 x 1.0 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.58 kg, 1.3 lbs|
|Shipping Dimensions||170 x 280 x 70 mm, 6.7 x 10.2 x 2.8 inches|
|Emissions||FCC Part 15 Class A, EN55022 Class A|
|CISPR 22 Class A
CISPR 32:2015/EN 55032:2015 (Class A)
CISPR 24:2010/EN 55024:2010
|Electrical Safety||UL 60950-1|
|IEC 60950-1(ed 2); am1, am2
|Environmental||Reach, RoHS and WEEE Compliant|
|HTSUS Number: 8517.62.0050|
|Perle Limited Lifetime Warranty|
*Calculation model based on MIL-HDBK-217-FN2 @ 30 °C
|Extend between two TP Gigabit Switches|
Extend the network distance between two twisted pair Gigabit Switches
|Switch to Gigabit Server|
Extend the network distance between a Gigabit Switche and a Gigabit File Server
|Gigabit Mode-Conditioning Adapters – More Distance|
Extend Gigabit to 550m over 62.5 micron Multimode Fiber
|Gigabit Mode-Conditioning Adapters – 1000Base-LX|
Installing Gigabit 1000Base-LX routers and switches into existing multimode cable plants