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


  • 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



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



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

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
Suitable transceivers



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



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



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