Described as a first of its kind, the company's small form-factor, pluggable (SFP) transceiver is capable of moving data at Gigabit Ethernet speeds over Category 5, unshielded twisted-pair copper cable. This promises to eliminate the need for special copper or fiber-optic cabling. The transceiver can accommodate LAN backbones or drops in excess of the 100m standard. It employs a proprietary RJ-45 connector that integrates the magnetic coupling circuitry required by the Ethernet physical layer specification. Operation is from a single 3.3V supply and EMI and RFI protection is achieved via a die-cast metal housing. The case features a unique ejector latch for removing the transceiver and is available in any color for ease of identification. For more information, call Bob Skepnek at DATAMATE PRODUCTS, Methode Electronics, Inc., Chicago, IL. (708) 867-9600.
Company: DATAMATE PRODUCTS - Methode Electronics, Inc.
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