Gigabit interface converters (gbics) for optical-fiber-based networks are hot-pluggable and compliant with gbic specifications for optical links. Equipped with a plastic optical subassembly and a chromate-coated zinc aluminum case, the converters incorporate automatic power control for stable output. They come in both 850-nanometer-multimode and 1300-nm-singlemode versions configured for Gigabit Ethernet or Fibre Channel installations. The 850-nm model uses a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser for high reliability at fully compliant Class 1 eye-safety output levels. The 1300-nm version can be ordered in a choice of models for operation over distances of 2, 10, or 20 kilometers.
DATAMATE DIV. OF METHODE ELECTRONICS INC.