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Fast Ethernet Media Converter 100BASE-TX to 100BASE-FX

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C2110 Series - FE Media Converter 100BASE-TX to 100BASE-FX

100BASE-TX to 100BASE-FX

The ION C2110 device provides an interface between 100Base-TX ports and 100Base-FX ports allowing users to integrate fibre optic cabling into 100Base-TX copper environments.

100BASE-TX to 100BASE-FX schematic


  • Auto-Negotiation of speed and duplex on TP port
  • AutoCross ™ on TP port
  • Link Pass Through (LPT1) fault monitoring
  • Far-End-Fault (FEF) detection
  • Automatic Link Restoration
  • Pause advertisement
  • Field Upgradeable Firmware
  • Can be used in any ION Platform Chassis
  • Standards based, will link with any Standard 100Base-TX and any Standard 100Base-FX ports


Standards: IEEE Std. 802.3
Data Rate: 100 Mbps, Layer-1

  • SW1: Auto-Negotiation (UP = enabled)
  • SW2: Pause (UP=enabled)
  • SW3: Link Pass Through (UP = enabled)
  • SW4: Far-End-Fault (UP = enabled)

Internal Jumpers: AutoCross™: Enable/Disable
Hardware/Software Jumpers:

  • Hardware: Mode of operation is determined by the settings on the 4-position switch
  • Software: Mode of operation is determined by the most recently saved on-board microprocessor settings

Status LEDs:

  • PWR (Power): ON = Connection to powered backplane
  • LKC (Copper Link): ON = Copper Link
  • RXC (Receive Copper): Blinking = Data recieved on Copper link
  • LKF (Fibre Link): ON = Fibre Link
  • RXF (Receive Fibre): Blinking = Data received on Fibre Link


  • Width: 0.86” [22 mm]
  • Depth: 6.5” [165 mm]
  • Height: 3.4” [86 mm]

Power Consumption: 2.5 Watts, 200 mA @ 13.9 VDC
Shipping Weight: 1 lb. [.45 kg]
Regulatory Compliance: CISPR/EN55022 Class A, FCC Class A, CE Mark
Warranty: Lifetime


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