Industrial (-40 ºC to 85 ºC) 120 Gbps embedded transceivers

Aerospace and defense engineers are well aware that fiber optic interconnect is the only viable option for today’s high bandwidth electronics systems. High bandwidth coax copper interconnect is too big and power hungry to meet SWAP requirements. The Reflex Photonics LightABLE embedded transceivers are extremely rugged and deliver bandwidth in excess of 120 Gbps in a chip size part. Thousands of LightABLE are already used in many aerospace and defense applications.

LightABLE advantages


  • Low profile: 5 mm high
  • Small footprint: 1.3 cm × 1.3 cm
  • Weight: Less than 4 g
  • Power: Less than 100 mW per channel



  • Operating temp.: -40 °C to 85 °C
  • Storage temp.: -57 °C to 125 °C
  • Shock and vibration resistance: BGA mount
  • Moisture resistance: sealed



  • BW: 120/40 Gbps
  • Link budget: greater than 13 dB
  • Receiver sensitivity: -12dBm
  • BER: 10-15
  • Reach: greater than 300 m

LightABLE typical applications

Active electronically scanned array radar

Active electronically scanned array radars

  • Thousands of antenna elements
  • Numerous high BW fiber interconnects carrying digitized IF
  • High link budget interconnects
  • Low BER for superior system performance
  • Massive signal processing computing system
  • Rugged environment
High-performance embedded computer

High-performance embedded computers

  • Multiprocessors
  • High BW inter-board communication
  • High density optical I/O
  • Low power – less than 100 mW/10Gbps
  • High operating temperature optics  – up to 100 oC
  • SWAP – 3U VPX
High resolution surveillance camera

High resolution surveillance cameras

  • Advanced surveillance systems
  • Gigapixels imaging unit
  • Terabits/s data transfer
  • Low latency optical interconnect from sensor to memory
  • High density optical I/O