Ethernet Media Converter Copper to Fiber Optic
The TX2FX is a Ethernet media converter which translates transmission signals from a twisted-pair 10/100/1000BASE-TX to a 100/1000BASE-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.
Any standard Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) transceiver module can be used on the fiber optic port. These SFP transceivers modules are available in a variety of transmitter and receiver types, allowing users to select the appropriate module for the required fiber optical interface.
Further the TX2FX provides automatic detection and initializing of the SFP Module (speed and full or half duplex operation) and has easy-to-read diagnostic LEDs for continuous status reports on network speed, traffic, and status of the fiber optic port. The TX2FX allows the use of standard RJ45 UTP/STP and various fiber optic cables.
- New version with Jumbo Frames support
- Triple speed (10/100/1000Mbit) copper Ethernet interface
- Automatic detection and initializing of the SFP module (100Mbit-FX, 1000Mbit-X)
- Single wide power supply input (5 to 28V)
- Configurable flow control
- Configurable link loss forwarding
- Configurable link speed forwarding
- 2 different mechanical versions
- Extended temperature option
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 TX2FX
|Copper port||RJ45 (10/100/1000Mbit)||supports auto crossover, polarity correction|
|Fiber optic port||over standard SFP transceivers||supports single- and multi-mode |
data rate of 100Mbit or 1Gbit
|Status LEDs||2 LEDs for each RJ45 port |
2 LEDs for each SFP port
|Link/Activity and Speed |
Link/Activity and Status
|Special||new modules (-1x) support Jumbo Frames up to 10 kBytes|
|Physical / Power|
|Size (length x width x height)||75.7 x 50.0 x 16.0mm |
78.7 x 50.0 x 16.0mm
|Versions: with ports on same side (-1 & -11) |
Versions: with ports on opposite side (-2 & -12)
|Weight||35 g / 0.08 lb||fully equipped TX2FX|
|Power||+5VDC up to +28VDC||over 4 pin MOLEX 2.54mm |
vertical with friction lock
|Power consumption||Typically 1.5W |
|100Mbit copper link |
1Gbit copper link
|Temperature range||standard -20°C up to +60°C||optional -40°C up to +85°C|
|Humidity||5% - 95% non condensing||optional coating available|
|TX2FX-11||Standalone module, RJ45 and SFP on same side, with Jumbo Frames support|
|TX2FX-12||Standalone module, RJ45 and SFP on opposite side, with Jumbo Frames support|
Standalone module, two RJ45 and one SFP port, with Jumbo Frames support
|Modules integrated inside PIP|
|TX2FX-11M||Module built-in inside PIP, RJ45 and SFP ports external accessible, with Jumbo Frames support|
Extended Temperature Option
|XTEST-1||Extended temperature test, -40°C up to +85°C|
For deployment in harsh environments, the TX2FX can be ordered in an extended temperature version. Every system needs to pass various tests in a climate chamber to prove that it will perform flawless over the temperature range indicated.
|Optional: MPL offers following SFP modules (others on request)|
|SFP-1X||2/1Gb SFP 850nm optical transceiver, multi mode, up to 500m, with standard LC connector, case temp. -40 to +85°C|
|SFP-2X||1Gb SFP 1310nm optical transceiver, single mode, up to 10km, with standard LC connector, case temp. -40 to +85°C|
|SFP-3X||100Mbit SFP 1310nm optical transceiver, multi mode, up to 2km, with standard LC connector, case temp. -40 to +85°C|
In addition to the TX2FX converters, MPL provides a manageable Gigabit switch with copper and fiber ports, called MAGBES.