Reflex Photonics launches 28G rugged embedded optical modules with integrated CDR.

September 18, 2018 Reflex Photonics
The new 28G optical transceivers are intended for harsh environments where reliability is critical and the equipment is under constant stress over its operational life.
The new 28G optical transceivers are intended for harsh environments where reliability is critical and the equipment is under constant stress over its operational life.
The LightCONEX28™ LC active blind mate optical interconnect for VPX systems, consists of a plug-in module connector and a backplane connector compatible with the forthcoming VITA 66.5 standard.
The LightCONEX28™ LC active blind mate optical interconnect for VPX systems, consists of a plug-in module connector and a backplane connector compatible with the forthcoming VITA 66.5 standard.

Reflex Photonics is proud to announce the launch a new line of rugged optical modules offering up to 28 Gbps per lane for defense applications.

This line of optical modules consists of the LightABLE28 mid-board transceiver and the LightCONEX28 active optical blind mate connector. These devices are compatible with QSFP28 firmware, thus, enabling a seamless migration to small, chip sized optical transceivers that are less than one fifth the size of a QSFP28 module. As well, these parts support 100G Ethernet and other protocols over 4 full duplex optical lanes.

The 28G optical modules are highly integrated with CDRs, equalizers and pre-emphasis to compensate for jitter and high frequency signal attenuation. The transceivers offer excellent error free transmission as they can be mounted close to electrical drivers to mitigate electrical signal distortions.

Rugged devices

The new 28G optical transceivers are intended for harsh environments where reliability is critical and the equipment is under constant stress over its operational life. All parts are qualified to MIL-STD-883J for vibration, thermal cycling, mechanical and thermal shock in addition to damp heat and cold storage, according to MIL-STD-202 and MIL-STD-810 respectively. This level of testing provides confidence that the 28G design withstands the aggressive effects of thermal cycling, moisture ingress, and other environmental conditions.

Applications

Applications for the new 28G optical transceivers include high performance computing, AESA radars, media adapters, and optical networks for aircraft, ships, and land vehicles.

Reflex Photonics’ VP of Business Development, Gerald Persaud comments:

“Reflex Photonics’ 28G transceivers offers an excellent migration path for next generation systems that needs to do more, with less SWaP. We continue to build on our rugged technology base by doubling data rates with no compromise to reliability, long life, and error free transmission.”

About Reflex Photonics

Founded in 2002, Reflex Photonics is an advanced developer of rugged high-speed optical transceiver modules and parallel embedded optics products for space, aerospace, defense, avionics, telecom, data centers, and industrial applications.

The company addresses the growing market demand for high-speed interconnects in high performance embedded computers. Our products enable equipment developers to design smaller, lower cost, and lower powered systems resulting in higher fidelity and faster connectivity.

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