Avionics and IFEC

Affordable, reliable, high-performance embedded optical transceivers with bandwidth up to 150 Gbps.

Engineers developing the next high-bandwidth in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems are well aware that only optical interconnects can distribute the highest quality uncompressed video with the added benefit of reducing aircraft wiring and system weight and bringing fault, EMI/EMC and lightning tolerance.
The SNAP12 and LightVISION families of optical embedded transceivers are extremely rugged and deliver bandwidth in excess of 150 Gbps in a chip size part.

Embedded transceivers advantages

SNAP12

Compliance

  • MSA SNAP12 compliance
  • Long-term product availability
  • RoHS compliance

Features

  • Industrial (–40 °C to 85 °C) and commercial (0 °C to 70 °C) operating temperatures
  • Storage temp.: -57 °C to 125 °C
  • 6.25 Gbps and 10.3125 Gbps versions available

LightVISION

SWaP

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

Ruggedness  

  • Industrial (–40 °C to 85 °C) and commercial (0 °C to 70 °C) operating temperatures
  • Storage temp.: -57 °C to 125 °C
  • Shock and vibration resistance: BGA mount
  • Moisture resistance: sealed

Typical applications

In-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC)

  • Ability to distribute uncompressed video - the highest quality distribution possible
  • Reduced aircraft wiring
  • Reduced system weight
  • Fault tolerance
  • EMI/EMC and lightning tolerance over copper interconnects
Suitable transceivers

SNAP12

LightVISION VM

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