Hi, I'm new to hardware designs with fibre optics. My application is relative simple, I want to network embedded processors using fibre optics as physical layer. At the moment I'm using RS232 for point to point connections. To increase the data-rate and to have better protection against EMI interference, I want to replace the electrical wires with optical fibres. My application is point to point. The data-rate is not fixed yet, however it should be somewhere between 25 and 150Mb/s. Therefore, plastic fibres should be sufficient. At the moment I'm struggling to find appropriate interface chips which provide the UART or NIC functionality for fibre optics on one side and a microcontoller interface at the other. Here is a small block diagram: MC NIC EO EO NIC MC where MC microcontroller Microcontroller interface (SPI, Parallel, ...) NIC gluelogic Electrical interface EO electrical to optical transceiver fibre optics.
Here are my questions: Where can I find more information about interfacing microcontroller to fibre optics? What are appropriate glue logic chips which provide the `NIC' functionality?
Thank you for your help in advance. Oliver Faust