The Math Fiber Optics Universal Data Transceiver is designed to transmit and receive all standard data-related signals in accordance with EIA specifications for RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485 via multimode or single mode fiber optic cable. The unit is suitable for simplex, full duplex or drop-and-repeat operation and  may be easily user-configured for the protocol desired or for mixed protocol operation. The transceiver may be used in a low-speed mode for all data rates from DC up to 2.1 mbps (200 kbps for RS-232), or in a high-speed mode for all data rates from 10 kbps to 10 mbps.
  • Wide operating dta rate DC to 2.1 mbps (low speed mode) (200 kbps for RS-232) 10 kbps to 10 mbps (high-speed mode)
  • Single or mixed protocol operation
  • Adjustment-free
  • Extended ambient operating range
  • Multimode or single mode versions
  • Stand-alone or rackmountable card cage versions
  • Loss of data alarm on card cage version
  • Data-derived or RTS transmit/receive switching (RS-485)


    Equipment Included:

  • Transceiver unit
  • Power supply (for stand alone version)
  • Users Manual



    Data Transmission Rate:  
    Low Speed:
    RS-232, DC-200 kbps 
    RS-422/485, DC to 2.1 mbps
    High Speed:
    RS-422/485, 10 kbps to 10 mbps
    Operating Modes: Simplex, Duplex, Asynchronous, Drop and Repeat, RTS or Data Derived T/R control (RS-485)
    Compatibility: RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 (2 wire or 4 wire)
    Input Signal Voltage: +/-5 to +/- 10 volts per EIA RS-232D 
    4.5 to 5 volts per RS-422, RS-485
    Optical Loss Budget: 18 dB, 62.5 micron multimode fiber or 8/10 micron single mode fiber
    Operating Wavelength: 850 nm, 1300 nm
    Optical Connectors: Industry standard ST, multimode; FCPC, single mode
    Transmission Distance: 0-3.5 miles (5.5 km) multimode 
    0-50 miles (80 km) single mode
    Signal Connector: Removable screw-clamp type terminal block
    Operating Power: 10 to 18 VDC @ 150 ma. peak (connected via separate power connector)
    Operating Temperature Range: -35 to +75 degrees C
    Indicator LEDs: Pwr, Tx, Rx (loss of Data Alarm on card cage version)
    Physical Size: 4"L x 3.5"W x 1.3" H; (stand alone version) 
    (102 x 89 x 33 mm) 
    1 Card Cage Position (card cage version
    Note: The Universal Data Transceiver is ESD protected to +/-10 KV on all signal inputs and outputs.

    All Math Fiber Optics Transmission Products are backed by a three-year warranty on parts and labor, plus a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

    Ordering Information:
    5012-1 XCVR/Multimode-850 nm  Stand Alone Version
    5018-1 XCVR/Multimode-850 nm  Card Cage Version
    5012-3 XCVR/Multimode-1300 nm  Stand Alone Version
    5018-3 XCVR/Multimode-1300 nm Card Cage Version
    5012-7 XCVR/Single Mode - 1300 nm  Stand Alone Version
    5018-7 XCVR/Single Mode - 1300 nm Card Cage Version
    Power for stand alone products is provided with a matching plug-in AC power adaptor.
    Operating power for card cage units is provided by the model 6000 card cage.

    *Product specifications subject to change without notice
    View the .pdf version of this spec sheet  

    For more information, contact:
    Phone: (727) 547-8307
    Fax: (727) 547-0687

    E-mail: fiberoptics@metrotek.com

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