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iConverter® XG and XG+

10Gbps Protocol-Transparent Media Converter/Transponder

The iConverter XG and XG+ are 10 Gigabit, protocol-transparent media converters with two pluggable transceiver ports supporting the three Rs (regeneration, retiming and reshaping). By taking advantage of the wide variety of 10G pluggable transceivers, they can be used as copper-to-fiber converters, fiber mode converters or WDM transponders.

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iConverter XG+

  • Supports MSA power level 4 XFP transceivers
  • Provides management of wavelength tunable XFP transceivers

iConverter XG and iConverter XG+

  • Protocol-transparent 10 Gigabit converter/transponder with ultra low latency
  • Compatible with 10G Ethernet, 10G SONET/SDH, 10G Fibre Channel and 10G OTN (G.709)
  • Compliant with MSA SFF-8472 and INF-8077i standards
  • Supports Omnitron and third-party pluggable 10 Gigabit transceivers:       
    • SFP+ to SFP+, SFP+ to XFP and XFP to XFP
  • Omnitron transceivers support SFP+ and XFP Digital Diagnostic Monitoring Interface (DDMI) bus
  • Multimode to multimode, multimode to single-mode, and single-mode to single-mode conversion
  • Supports WDM XFPs for transponder applications
  • Built-in loopback mode for installation verification and troubleshooting
  • Link fault detection modes facilitate quick fault detection, isolation and reporting
  • LED displays for immediate visual status of each port
  • Management of the plug-in module is available with the addition of a management module to the chassis
  • SNMP management via NetOutlook® provides monitoring, configuration and fault notification
  • Commercial (0 to 50°C), wide (-40 to 60°C) and extended (-40 to 75°C) temperature ranges
  • Lifetime Warranty and free 24/7 Technical Support

The iConverter XG and XG+ are 10 Gigabit, protocol transparent media converters with two pluggable transceiver ports supporting the three Rs (regeneration, retiming and reshaping). By taking advantage of the wide variety of 10G pluggable transceivers, they can be used as copper-to-fiber converters, fiber mode converters or WDM transponders.

The iConverter XG and XG+ support 100% traffic throughput and have no packet size restrictions. Ultra low packet latency enables high-performance connectivity for data centers and financial networks. All models are protocol transparent within the range of 9.95Gbps to 10.71Gbps or 9.95Gbps to 11.32Gbps, providing interoperability with 10G Ethernet, 10G SONET/SDH, 10G Fibre Channel and 10G OTN (G.709).

Three interface configurations are available: XFP to XFP, XFP to SFP+, and SFP+ to SFP+. Pluggable XFP and SFP+ transceivers can be used for multimode and single-mode applications, supporting short haul distances, long haul distances and WDM fiber links.

The iConverter XG+ supports high-power (power level 4) XFP transceivers and the latest generation of wavelength tunable DWDM XFP transceivers. Utilizing management, the wavelength of a tunable transceiver can be programmed and saved, eliminating the need for external programming equipment.

The iConverter XG and XG+ are available as compact, unmanaged standalone units, or chassis plug-in modules that can be managed with a management module installed in the chassis. The hot-swappable, plug-in modules can be mounted in a variety of chassis with AC and DC power supplies.

Plug-in modules feature full management capabilities, including status reporting, fault detection, threshold violations, loopback functionality and SNMP trap notification. SNMP traps provide link status availability and transceiver threshold alerts.

The standalone iConverter XG and XG+ are unmanaged tabletop or wall-mount units. The tabletop model can be DINrail mounted using an optional DIN-rail mounting kit. Both the tabletop and the wall-mount models are DC powered and are available with an external AC to DC power adapter, or a terminal connector for DC power.

Built-in loopback functions, on-board status LEDs and link fault propagation modes facilitate easy setup and quick troubleshooting. Pluggable transceiver alarm conditions reported through the digital diagnostic monitoring interface are displayed by the on-board status LEDs or management interface on plug-in modules.

Direct Connect/Fiber Conversion Application

This application shows two 10G switches with SFP+ ports in two different locations. The switches are connected via longhaul, single-mode fiber (>80km) with a pair of iConverter XG 8599-01 (SFP+to XFP) media converters. In the top location, a low-cost SFP+ Direct Attach Cable is used to connect the 10G switch port to the media converter because the distance is within the 10 meter limit of the Direct Attach Cable. In the bottom location, a pair of multimode SFP+ transceivers provide the connectivity between the media converters and the switches.




OTN Long-Haul DWDM Application

This application shows three 10G DWDM connections across an OTN network. Three iConverter XG modules with highpower XFPs are installed in a 5-Module Chassis and connected with fiber patch cables to DWDM Multiplexer. The iConverter XG modules function as fiber repeaters and wavelength transponders. The high-power XFPs perform Forward Error Correction on the incoming signal, then amplify and reencapsulate the outbound OTN signal.



iConverter XG+ and Tunable Transceivers

Tunable XFP transceivers are configurable to support a specific channel in a DWDM optical network. Tunable XFPs allow network operators to remotely change wavelengths (channel paths) when they need to redistribute bandwidth, or reconfigure/upgrade traffic patterns and services.

The iConverter XG+ management system supports the configuration of these tunable XFPs. When the XG+ is used in conjunction with an iConverter management module, it provides a user interface that allows the network operator to change the DWDM channel of the transceiver, eliminating the need to be physically on-site with external programming equipment.

In addition to changing the DWDM channel by specifying the wavelength or the transceiver-specific channel ID, the DWDM channel can be selected by inputting the industry-accepted ITU channel number.

Using tunable transceivers not only ensures quick responses to changes in network topology, it also lowers OpEx and CapEx by reducing truck rolls and eliminating up to hundreds of fixedwavelength DWDM XFP transceivers from spares inventory.

 iConverter XG and XG+

10Gbps Protocol-Transparent Media Converter/Transponder
IEEE 802.3ae (10G Ethernet), SONET OC-192, SDH STM-64,
INCITS T11.2 (10G Fibre Channel), ITU-T G.709 OTN
UL, CE, FCC Class A, NEBS 3 Compliant, RoHS2 (6/6), WEEE, REACH,
SFF-8077, SFF-8477
Frame Size
Port Types
10GBASE-BR (Single-fiber: SFP+, XFP)
Cable Types
Multimode: 50/125µm, 62.5/125µm
Single-mode: 9/125µm
AC Power
AC Adapter:

AC Adapter:
100 - 120VAC/60Hz
0.20A @ 120VAC (max)

100 - 240VAC/50 - 60Hz
0.20A @ 120VAC (max)
DC Power
DC Input:
DC Input:
(Terminal Block)
DC Input:
(AC Adapter)
 XG 8599-00: 3.3VDC, 1.5A @ 3.3VDC (Max)
 XG 8599-01: 3.3VDC, 2.3A @ 3.3VDC (Max)
 XG 8599-11: 3.3VDC, 2.5A @ 3.3VDC (Max)
 XG+: 3.3VDC, 3.75A @ 3.3VDC (Max)
7 - 60VDC,
1.2A @ 9VDC, 0.9A @ 12VDC (XG)
1.5A @ 9VDC, 1.1A @ 12VDC (XG+)
2-Pin Terminal (non-isolated)
7 - 60VDC,
1.2A @ 9VDC, 0.9A @ 12VDC (XG)
1.5A @ 9VDC, 1.1A @ 12VDC (XG+)
2.5mm Barrel Connector


W: 0.85" x D: 4.5" x H: 2.8"
L: 21.6 mm x B: 114.3 mm x H: 71.1 mm

W: 3.1" x D: 4.8" x H: 1.0"
L: 78.7 mm x B: 121.9 mm x H: 25.4 mm

W: 3.8" x D: 4.8" x H: 1.0"
L: 96.5 mm x B: 121.9 mm x H: 25.4 mm

Standalone w/o Adapter:

Standalone w Adapter:
8 oz.; 226.8 grams

1.0 lb.; 453.6 grams

1.5 lbs.; 680.4 grams
    0 to 50°C
 -40 to 60°C
 -40 to 75°C (XG only)
 -40 to 80°C
5 to 95% (non-condensing)
-100m to 4,000m
MTBF (hrs)
Standalone w/o Adapter:
Standalone w/ US Adapter:
Standalone w/ Universal Adapter:
Lifetime warranty with 24/7/365 free Technical Support
SFP+ Models:
XFP/XFP Model:
9.95Gbps to 10.71Gbps
9.95Gbps to 11.32Gbps
XG supports all XFP transceivers up to 3.5 watts
Up to a maximum of 6.0 watts total

XG+ supports high powered XFP transceivers > 3.5 watts
Up to a maximum of 11.0 watts total (maximum 5.5 watts per

XG+ provides management of tunable XFP transceivers

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The XG+ requires specific chassis and installation configurations. Please contact Omnitron for more information 



Port Configuration
Model Number
Port 1
Port 2
iConverter XG
iConverter XG+
  Refer to XG+ application note on installation requirements.
  Order the appropriate SFP+/XFPs separately.
  For standard wavelengths: See Optical Transceiver Data Sheet.
  For CWDM wavelengths: See CWDM Optical Transceiver Data Sheet.
  Please contact Omnitron for other configurations and RoHS (5/6) compliant models.


Based on the installed XFP transceivers, use the tables below to determine the correct model :


XG/XG+ Transceiver Guidelines

SFP+ XFP RequirementsXGXG+
     (2) Power Level 1 or 2 SFP+                   X                 X
     (2) Power Level 1 or 2 XFP                   X                 X
         (1) Power Level 3 XFP*                   X                 X
         (2) Power Level 3 XFP                   X
    (1) or (2) Power Level 4 XFP                   X
                 Tunable XFPs                   X


Typical XFP/SFP+ Power Levels

SFP+XFPPower Requirements
                   Power Level 1           up to 1.0 watts
                   Power Level 2           up to 1.5 watts
          Power Level 1         up to 1.5 watts
          Power Level 2        1.5 to 2.5 watts
          Power Level 3        2.5 to 3.5 watts
          Power Level 4        3.5 to 5.5 watts

XG supports a combination of transceivers up to 6.0 watts.
  XG+ supports a combination of transceivers up to 11 watts. 
*Where the other transceiver has a lower power requirement.


 Model Number 
10Gigabit SFP+ Direct Attach Cable (Twinax), 1m 
10Gigabit SFP+ Direct Attach Cable (Twinax), 3m 


Chassis and Mounting Options Ordering Table

 19-Module 5-Module2-Module 1-Module
(60 watts)
(120 watts)
One (1) Power Supply 8200-1 8201-1 8206-1 8205-1 8220-1 8226-1 8225-1 8230-0 8235-0 8240-1 8240-2
One (1) Power Supply with Dying Gasp Support - - - - - - - 8230-1 8235-1 8241-1 8241-2
Two (2) Power Supplies 8200-2 8201-2 8206-2 8205-2 8220-2 8226-2 8225-2 - - 8245-111* 8245-112*
Three (3) Power Supplies 8200-3 8201-3 8206-3 8205-3 - - - - - - -
Spare Power Supply 8200-9 8201-9 8206-9 8205-9 8220-9 8226-9 8225-9 - - - -
23" Rack Mounting Kit 8091-2 8091-2 8091-2 8091-2 8092-2 8092-2 8092-2 - - - -
Blank Module Panel 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 - -
Wall Mounting Hardware Kit -   - - - - - 8249-0 8249-0 8249-0 8249-0
1U 19" Rack Mount Shelf - - - - - - - 8260-0 8260-0 8260-0 8260-0
DIN Rail Mounting Kit -   - - - - - - - 8250-0 8250-0
DIN Rail Mounting Clip -   - - - - - 8251 8251 8251 8251

Use the Power Calculator to determine the iConverter chassis power supplies required for your module configuration.

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