Media converters are electronic devices that convert a signal running on one type of physical media to the signal that can run on another type of media. These converters convert data signals on a copper cable to the data signals that run on a fiber optic cable. Media converters interconnect different cable types, such as twisted-pair, fiber, and coaxial, within an existing network. These converters act upon the physical layer of the network. These converters work in a simple manner. Primarily, they find data signals from one type of physical media. After that, these media converters convert the received data signals to data signals that run on another type of physical media without being visible to data transmission process and network devices.
The various media converters are given as follows:
SMF to Ethernet: Refers to as network device that has a liter connector and an Ethernet connector. It convert SMF data signal to a data signal that run on Ethernet.
MMF to Ethernet: Refers to a network device that has a fiber connector and an Ethernet connector.
It convert MMF data signal to a data signal that run on Ethernet
SMF to MMF: Refers to a network device that has two fiber connectors. It convert SMF data signal to MMF data signal.
Fiber to Coaxial: Refer to a network device that has a fiber connector and coaxial connector. It converts the fiber data signal that run a coaxial.