Backplane connector LightCONEX®
opticalfiber opticplug-in

backplane connector
backplane connector
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Characteristics

Type
optical
Format
fiber optic, backplane
Connection type
plug-in
Other characteristics
modular

Description

The LightCONEX® optical interconnect family includes plug-in and backplane module connectors that are aligned with the SOSA™ technical standard and compliant with the forthcoming VITA 66.5 for VPX systems. These active blind-mate optical interconnects are revolutionary solutions for VPX systems and meet stringent SWaP requirements of today’s defense applications in which high-bandwidth fiber optic transceivers are replacing copper interconnects. Features & Benefits The backplane connector has a spring-loaded mechanical transfer (MT) ferrule to ensure a secure MT-to-MT mating connection under extreme shock and vibration conditions. - Increases volumetric density of 3U and 6U high-speed switch and payload VPX boards by integrating optical transceiver into plug-in connector. - Intermateability with VITA 66.5-defined backplane connectors enables multiple sources and drives faster design cycles. - Reduces optical interconnect SWaP with rugged MIL-STD qualified edge-mounted optical interconnects. - Enables ultra-high bandwidth port bandwidth density of up to 700 Gbps full-duplex in a half-width slot. - Simplifies VPX board assembly and rework by eliminating fiber pigtail on edge-mount transceiver. Configurations 10.3125G - 4TRX (40G, full duplex) - 12TX or 12RX (120G) - 12TRX (120G, full duplex) 28G - 4TRX (100G, full duplex), - 12TX or 12RX (300G), in development Applications - VPX single board computing - C4ISR embedded systems - AESA radars - Ethernet switches, high BW communication link
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