The new
interconnect solution from Reflex Photonics frees up board space by integrating
the optical transceiver into the board edge of the plug-in module connector.
The LightCONEX module offers 12 full-duplex lanes with an aggregated bandwidth
of up to 300 Gbps in a rugged and small size, weight, and power (SWaP) package.


The 12-lane
full-duplex transceiver is targeted at applications that deploy high-performance
embedded systems for civilian and military command and control systems. That
includes optical backplanes, routers, switches, and VPX systems.

The LightCONEX
interconnect system operates at up to 12.5 Gbps per lane over a temperature
ranging from –40°C to 100°C and occupies an ultra-small footprint of 32 × 14 ×
5 mm. It offers a 12-lane transmitter or receiver as well as a four-lane
full-duplex transceiver.

Gerald Persaud,
VP of business development at Reflex Photonics, claims that the LightCONEX
module provides greater I/O density and satisfies the most stringent SWaP
requirements with a minuscule PCB footprint and volume.

the backplane connector, also part of the LightCONEX solution, has a
spring-loaded mechanism that ensures optimal robust mating as required in the
VITA 66.0 standard. The rugged construction of these connectors also
facilitates error-free data transmission under severe shock, vibration, and
temperature extremes.

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