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
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.
Media Interface Adapters exist from the following manufacurers:
FLS-XXXX Gigabit OE Adapter
FC-0 full speed, 50/125um fiber, 780 nm (100-M5-SN-I)
SC Duplex to 9-pin D-sub conversion.
Compact package and pinout.
Eliminates Open Fiber Control circuit.
Differential PECL serial I/O interface.
Single +5 Volt supply operation.
Low power dissipation, < 2 Watt
Low-cost total optoelectronics solution.
Pricing, Mike Morando, Tel: +1 408/988-7408, Fax: +1 408/727-3460,
Technical support, Bob Dahlgren, Tel: +1 408/988-7407, Fax: +1 408/727-3460,
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - 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
Gore & Associates, Inc.; Newark, DE 19711; Tel: 800-445-4673; Fax:
+1 302-737-2819; E-m: Christine_M_Foster@wlgore.com
Contact: Methode Electronics - 7-Jan-1998
Fibre Channel, 1.0625 GBaud
Short Wavelength Laser
Long Wavelength Laser
Multimode or Single Mode Fiber
ECL or PECL Inputs and Outputs
Single 5 Volt Supply
Copper to Optical Converter
DB-9 to SC
Fibre Channel Compliant
CERN - High Speed Interconnect
Erik van der Bij - 7 January
1998 - Disclaimer