Omnitron iConverter XG Industrial

iConverter XG/XG+ (Large)The iConverter XG is an industrial 10 Gigabit, protocol transparent media converter with two pluggable transceiver ports. The XG supports the three Rs (regeneration, retiming and reshaping). By taking advantage of the wide variety of 10G pluggable transceivers, the XG can be used as a copper-to-fibre converter, fibre mode converter or WDM transponder.

The iConverter XG supports 100% traffic throughput and has no packet size restrictions. Ultra-low packet latency enables high-performance connectivity for data centres and financial networks. The XG is protocol transparent within the range of 9.95Gbps to 10.71Gbps or 9.95Gbps to 11.32Gbps, providing interoperability with 10G Ethernet, 10G SONET/SDH, 10G Fibre Channel and 10G OTN (G.709).

Three interface configurations are available: XFP to XFP, XFP to SFP+, and SFP+ to SFP+. Pluggable XFP and SFP+ transceivers can be used for multimode and single-mode applications, supporting short haul distances, long haul distances and WDM fibre links.

The iConverter XG is available as compact, unmanaged standalone unit, or chassis plug-in modules that can be managed with a management module installed in the chassis. The hot-swappable, plug-in modules can be mounted in a variety of chassis with DC power supplies.

Plug-in modules feature full management capabilities, including status reporting, fault detection, threshold violations, loopback functionality and SNMP trap notification. SNMP traps provide link status availability and transceiver threshold alerts.

The standalone iConverter XG is an unmanaged table top or wall-mount unit. The table top model can be DIN-rail mounted using an optional DIN-rail mounting kit. Both the table top and the wall-mount models are DC powered and are available with an external AC to DC power adapter, or a terminal connector for DC power.

Built-in loopback functions, on-board status LEDs and link fault propagation modes facilitate easy setup and quick troubleshooting. Pluggable transceiver alarm conditions reported through the digital diagnostic monitoring interface are displayed by the on-board status LEDs or management interface on plug-in modules.

Benefits Include

  • Extended operating temperature range of -40° to +75°C
  • Compatible with 10G Ethernet, 10G SONET/SDH, 10G Fibre Channel and 10G OTN (G.709)
  • Compliant with MSA SFF-8472 and INF-8077i standards
  • Supports Omnitron and third-party pluggable 10 Gigabit transceivers: SFP+ to SFP+, SFP+ to XFP and XFP to XFP
  • Omnitron transceivers support SFP+ and XFP Digital Diagnostic Monitoring Interface (DDMI) bus
  • Multimode to multimode, multimode to single-mode, and single-mode to single-mode conversion
  • Supports WDM XFPs for transponder applications
  • Built-in loopback mode for installation verification and troubleshooting
  • Link fault detection modes facilitate quick fault detection, isolation and reporting
  • LED displays for immediate visual status of each port
  • Management of the plug-in module is available with the addition of a management module to the chassis
  • SNMP management via NetOutlook® provides monitoring, configuration and fault notification
  • Lifetime Warranty and free 24/7 Technical Support

Application Example

This application shows two 10G switches with SFP+ ports in two different locations. The switches are connected via long-haul, single-mode fibre (>80km) with a pair of iConverter XG 8599-01-AZ (SFP+to XFP) media converters. In the top location, a low-cost SFP+ Direct Attach Cable is used to connect the 10G switch port to the media converter because the distance is within the 10 meter limit of the Direct Attach Cable. In the bottom location, a pair of multimode SFP+ transceivers provide the connectivity between the media converters and the switches.


Omnitron iConverter XG Industrial Application Example


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