Ethernet to Fiber media converters


(Sean) #163

Some interesting fiber optic news from Sonore:


#164

More dark matter, brother?

Actually, something like this was a long time coming. Problem is Sonore makes it, probably at 3 times what one should cost. One could accomplish the same thing by using off the shelf converters and upgrading the power supply, no?

In the case of fiber optic, bits truly are bits.


(Magnus) #165

For data in, then yes, but you need to make the converter itself electronically quiet as well, and from what I read optical converters are tricky to get quiet.

But you get part of the way with a pair of cheap media converter and a battery power on last one, I am using that myself.


(Sean) #166

Hey Slim, there is some discussion above about the conversion from optical to copper ethernet possibly (I don’t know) being a noisy process. I won’t go into it again but might be a factor? And maybe something Sonore is tackling? Who knows - limited info so far.


(Rene Bouwmeester) #167

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(Magnus) #185

Todays little tweak, I think there is an improvement to clarity but can’t be 100% sure (placebo and lack of proper A/B). Anyway, it works and it should have gotten rid of some switching electronic noise.

Before:

After:

The extra board is a very low-noise 3.3V voltage regulator from http://www.ldovr.com/ for around $20, I also went Rambo on some old stuff that should not be needed (and wasn’t or it would hardly work) :slight_smile:


(Sean) #186