Ethernet has become an essential networking tool that is highly used in most large organizations for the various sub-units to remain connected. It facilitates an easy flow of data and information and also allows for a higher amount of integration and coordination within the company. Most common purposes for which the Ethernet is used include transfer of data between a printer, a computer and a fax machine located in an office.
Interface converters are communication devices that are used for connecting two diverse communication gadgets. These devices can connect two gadgets not withstanding the difference in signal types. Interface converters have two different communication ports with a switch deciding which port will take the form of a DCE interface and which will take the form of a DTE interface. The LED indicators mounted on the converter show the amount of activity that is taking place and can also be used for the purpose of any troubleshooting. Interface converters can operate at excellent transmission speeds till (2.048Mbps).
Ethernet has become a very prominent component of faster data access in an industrial environment these days and an Interface converter is an important part of it. It is used for high-speed transmission speed Ethernets ranging from 10 megabit to10 gigabit. It is used to connect a transceiver device to a pluggable connector to receive data. It figures the following components:
- Basic Mode Configuration
- PHY Identification
- Auto Negotiation Expansion
- Status Word
- Link Partner Ability
- Ability Advertisement
Interface converters are precisely used for two-way communication for handling higher network traffic at a certain point of time in a network. Interface converters are very optimal resources that can easily facilitate the interchange of data in an office between Fax machines, printers and computers.
Ethernet is one of the most popular used networks used for transfer of information in a local area. In fact, Ethernet is one of the most extensively used types of LAN. A network interface is used in every computer in this kind of LAN. The use of an interface converter or a network interface card (NIC) becomes essential because radio waves that are used to transfer data between equipments need to be converted.
Ethernet was originally invented by the computing companies of IBM and Xerox. Ethernet was given its name by Robert Metcalfe. An interface converter is a kind of hardware that is used in the system of Ethernet. It is more commonly known as the network card, the LAN Adapter NIC or the network adapter. It makes use of MAC addresses to provide interface to a networking medium.
There are two kinds of layers that are extensively used in this device for networking called the (data link layer) or the physical layer. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) was responsible for development of MAC addresses that are used in this system. Most advanced computers that are available today have a network card built within them. A different network card is not required unless and until more computers are attached to the network.
Basically, most popular product range, what serves for conversion of E1 – Ethernet are our AN-E1-ETH Ethernet to E1 converters series. Here it is worth to note, that many customers think, that in case the AN-E1-ETH converters series are able to send Ethernet over E1, then it can be used also for vice versa scenario – E1 over Ethernet.
That is wrong, and here another technology should be used – TDM over IP. We also have such equipment, and it is called AN-TDM-IP-2E1 series. This performs exactly opposite, and in this case it is E1 over Ethernet.
But what if Ethernet speed 2.048 Mbit/s as AN-E1-ETH series offers, is not enough, and you need more? What if you have a 8 E1 G.703 leased lines available? In this case inverse multiplexers can help. For example AN-8E1-ETH series allows send 16 Mbit/s Ethernet traffic over the 8E1 lines, bundling them together and dramatically increasing the speed of Ethernet. Having old PDH link with 8E1 resting in your warehouse? Try AN-8E1-ETH to make second life of it.