Electrical/Optical cable converters - MIA

Fibre Channel has different options for the driving of the Fibre and for the type of media used. The most common types are the duplex SC connector for the fibre-optic implementations and the DB-9 connector for the electrical implementation.
Members of the Fibre Channel Association (FCA) have defined a specification for a Media Interface Adapter (MIA) which
can be used to convert standard 9-pin D-sub Fibre Channel signal interfaces to single- or multi-mode SC optics.

Picture of converter from Methode


Media Interface Adapters exist from the following manufacurers:


FLS-XXXX Gigabit OE Adapter

Features Contact:
Pricing, Mike Morando, Tel: +1 408/988-7408, Fax: +1 408/727-3460, E-mail: morando@fujikura.com.
Technical support, Bob Dahlgren, Tel: +1 408/988-7407, Fax: +1 408/727-3460, E-mail: bob@fujikura.com - 14-Aug-1996 


FCN 1039 Serial to Fibre Channel Optical Interface

The lowest cost implementation allowing choice of copper or fiber optic data links for Fibre Channel. Gore's DB-9 optical port is a fully contained electrical-to-optical and optical-to-electrical converter. It uses spare pins in the DB-9 connector to power the optical transceiver. The output dual SC connector is capable of extending transmission distances up to 500 meters.

Contact: W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.; Newark, DE 19711; Tel: 800-445-4673; Fax: +1 302-737-2819; E-m: Christine_M_Foster@wlgore.com - 30-Jan-1997 

Methode Electronics

MDB-9 Fibre Channel MIA

Contact: Methode Electronics - 7-Jan-1998

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Erik van der Bij - 7 January 1998 - Disclaimer