Aerospace and defense

Rugged, MIL-Spec, onboard 150 Gbps embedded optical transmitter and receiver with high I/O density for the most demanding environment.

Aerospace and defense engineers are well aware that high bandwidth coax copper interconnect is too big and power hungry to meet SWaP requirements in today’s defense and aerospace applications.
The LightABLE and LightCONEX families of optical embedded transceivers are extremely rugged and deliver bandwidth in excess of 150 Gbps in a chip size part.

Embedded transceivers advantages

SWaP

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

 

Ruggedness  

  • Operating temp.: -40 °C to 100 °C
  • Storage temp.: -57 °C to 125 °C
  • Shock and vibration resistance: BGA mount
  • Moisture resistance: sealed

 

Performance

  • BW: 150/50 Gbps
  • Link budget: greater than 13 dB
  • Receiver sensitivity: -12dBm
  • BER: 10-15
  • Reach: greater than 300 m

Typical applications

Optical interconnect for upgraded military aircraft sub-systems

  • Aircraft modernization is needed to maintain a relevant defense system.
  • Optical interconnects delivers the high bandwidth to accommodate AESA (active electronics scanned arrays), high resolution cameras, and other advanced aircraft sub-systems.
  • Optical interconnects with its inherent EMI immunity and small SWaP is the interconnect of choice for modern aircraft.
Suitable transceivers

LightABLE

Optical transceivers upgrade for 100/140 µm aircraft optical cabling

  • LightABLE optical transceiver delivers error-free operation at 10 Gbps with older 100 µm fiber thus, alleviating the need to replace the installed optical cables.
  • New or upgraded sensors and computer systems offer great benefits to existing military and commercial aircraft.
  • LightABLE transceiver will operate with newer 50 µm fiber (OM3, OM4, or OM5) to deliver interconnect bandwidth well beyond 25 Gbps on distances up to 100 m.
Suitable transceivers

LightABLE

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
Suitable transceivers

LightABLE

LightCONEX

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/12.5Gbps
  • High operating temperature optics  – up to 100 oC
  • SWAP – 3U VPX
Suitable transceivers

LightABLE

LightCONEX

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
Suitable transceivers

LightABLE

LightCONEX

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