Gerald Persaud (V.P. Business Development) contributes to VITA roundtable

Gerald Persaud, V.P. Business Development at Reflex Photonics was given the opportunity to participate in a VITA expert roundtable.

Read the whole roundtable discussion here.

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Gerald Persaud | V.P. Business Development

Gerald Persaud is responsible for overseeing global marketing, business development and customer initiatives related to the Reflex Photonic's product lines, as well as managing product development and customer technical support. 
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Gerald has over 20 years experience in telecom and defense. Prior to joining Reflex Photonics he held senior management roles in engineering and business development at Nortel, General Dynamic Canada, and Celestica. Gerald has developed many leading products in optical communication, wireless and advanced computing. Gerald doubled revenues at start-up Coresim in one year and precipitated an acquisition by Celestica. He also won the largest design contract ever in Celestica for an OTN switch.
Gerald holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at McMaster University.

Different questions were being answered by the roundtable experts. Here are Mr. Persaud's answers:

What drivers pushing VITA technologies forward most affect your customers and company, and how are you responding?

Electronic Warfare is evolving faster than ever, as computing power increases exponentially and AI algorithms and sensor technology become more sophisticated. With new Electronic Warfare threats arriving at an alarmingly fast pace, VITA systems are being architected to scale quickly and cost effectively.
Fiber optics, with its enormous bandwidth, is the best interconnect technology for scaling systems. Once the fiber optic infrastructure is installed, it supports multiple technology generations with no change. We support scaling with an array of ruggedized optical transceivers offering line speeds of up to 25 Gbps and I/O densities up to 24 lanes in small chip size modules. In the near future, we will double line rate to 56 Gbps, and we’ll further ruggedize our optical transceivers for more harsh environments, such as space, where radiation hardness is needed.

What trends will be most pertinent to systems integrators working with VITA technologies?

The trend towards autonomous or SMART systems is one that will greatly affect system integrators working with VITA technologies. VITA technologies will have to support machine learning or artificial intelligence capable of accurately characterizing the environment and recommending the best course of action based on massive data input from sensors and other data sources. VITA systems will need to deliver enormous processing power in a smaller and smaller footprint. From the start, Reflex Photonics was structured to make the smallest rugged optical modules capable of supplying enormous BW and optical channels. Today our rugged technologies are field-proven and well positioned to take advantage of the trend for smarter and smaller systems.

What are the three main reasons your company continues to use whichever VITA technologies you have been using the longest?

Reflex Photonics VITA Technology focus is on optical interconnects such as VITA 66 and 67 standards. We see great benefit from active optical blind-mate connectors to simplify system assembly and upgrades. As well, optical blind-mate connectors reduce space and enable field servicing. Our latest LightCONEX blind mate connector integrates an optical module into the backplane connector, thus eliminating the need for separate optical modules, cables, and cable routing. LightCONEX simplifies board assembly since there is no optical cable to assemble and no chance of cracking the glass fibers during assembly.

What myths about VITA technologies should be put to rest?

Myths we hear are the ruggedness of fiber optic interconnect and the cost of fiber-optics versus electrical interconnects.
Yes, fiber-optics may require some additional handling during installation and maintenance but this is small compared to the numerous benefits such as immunity to EMI, light weight, superior bandwidth, reach and scalability. As well, there are many technical approaches to manage the handling issues and Reflex Photonics can provide solutions.
With respect to cost, fiber optics interconnects are generally more expensive, but one has to consider the overall effectiveness of the systems and the cost of upgrades over the life of the equipment. For example, if the cost of fiber optics increases the system cost by 5% but enhances the system by 20% then one has to decide if the additional 15% effectiveness is worth it. For an expensive aircraft, this may mean the difference of losing that aircraft because it was unable to counter a threat quickly enough. As well, the cost of upgrades could be far greater if one has to replace the electrical with optical interconnects to support more advance technologies.

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Reflex Photonics to show its new-generation 150G LightVISION industrial embedded optical transceiver at SPIE Photonics West 2018

Reflex Photonics will proudly launch its new LightVISION industrial embedded optical transceiver solution at the upcoming SPIE Photonics West 2018 exhibition.
The innovative LightVISION is a compact, screw-in, robust, industrial, and RoHS embedded parallel optical module that offers superior performance to current optical interconnect technologies such as QSFP+ and QSFP28.
The LightVISION has been especially designed for data intensive imaging and machine vision applications that require high-resolution cameras, sensors, LIDAR, and surveillance cameras. The LightVISION can be deployed in harsh environments found in smart cars and smart cities applications.

The LightVISION optical interconnect solution can support a bandwidth of up to 150 Gbps over 100 meters. Furthermore, it is offered with a standard MTP/MPO snap-in interface that facilitates its integration into commercial products. The LightVISION is highly flexible: it is offered as a 2 to 12-lane (transmit or receive), or as a 4-lane duplex transceiver. All modules operate at up to 12.5 Gbps per lane at ultra-low bit error rates of 10-15.

Guillaume Blanchette, PM at Reflex Photonics comments:

The LightVISION small-form factor is particularly well suited for the new generation of high-speed, high-bandwidth 40GigE cameras. Its revolutionary technology reduces SWaP and improves overall design and ruggedness of these instruments.
Compared to QSFP+, the Reflex Photonics LightVISION occupies 7 times less space, has multiple board mounting option, and consumes less power.

Reflex Photonics to show its latest LightCONEX 12+12 Active Blind Mate Optical Interconnect solution at ETT 2018

Reflex Photonics will proudly demonstrate its new LightCONEX 12+12 Active Blind Mate Optical Interconnect solution at the upcoming Embedded Tech Trends 2018 forum. This new module features 12 full-duplex lanes offering an aggregated bandwidth of up to 300G in a unique, rugged, small-SWaP, low-cost module, as specified in current and upcoming VITA 66 standards.
LightCONEX is a backplane interconnect solution that integrates a multilane optical transceiver into a small, rugged board-edge plug-in module connector to enable easy circuit card replacement and simplify system upgrades. This connector reduces system cost and complexity as it requires no onboard optical cables handling or routing.

The LightCONEX solution frees up board space by integrating the optical transceiver into the board edge connector. The backplane connector, also part of the LightCONEX solution, has a spring-loaded mechanism ensuring optimal optical mating meeting VITA 66.0 requirements. The rugged construction of these connectors ensures error free data transmission under severe shock, vibration, and temperature extremes.
The new LightCONEX 12-lane full-duplex transceiver operates at up to 12.5 Gbps per lane over a temperature from –40°C to 100°C and occupies a very small volume and a footprint of (L×W×H) 32 × 14 × 5 mm. The LightCONEX is also offered as a 12-lane transmitter or receiver, as well as a 4-lane full-duplex transceiver.
The LightCONEX finds applications in optical backplanes, routers, switches and VPX systems, like those deployed in high-performance embedded computing systems for civilian and military command and control monitoring (C4ISR) systems.

Guillaume Blanchette, PM at Reflex Photonics comments:

The LightCONEX 12+12 represents a remarkable feat of engineering that illustrates once more Reflex’s mastery of advanced optical design. This module offers market leading I/O density and satisfies the most stringent SWaP requirements with a minuscule PCB footprint and volume.

Reflex Photonics branches out to New Markets with the introduction of two new series of transceivers.

Reflex Photonics is proud to introduce two new lines of products targeting high-end space and industrial applications. Leveraging its expertise in embedded optical communication modules for defense and aerospace, Reflex Photonics is now offering the LightSPACE™ radiation-hardened optical transceivers for space applications and the LightVISION™ robust, screw-in optical module for industrial applications. From terrestrial to space applications and beyond, Reflex is committed to becoming the prime supplier for all demanding optical interconnect applications.

The LightSPACE embedded optical modules are rugged devices engineered to withstand radiation doses as per the European Cooperation for Space Standardization ECSS-Q-ST-60-15C, while offering high bandwidth (greater than 150 Gbps) in a chip-size package.

The LightVISION module is a robust, screw-in, industrial RoHS generic part that could have a variety of optical interfaces such as the LightSNAP. LightSNAP adds a standard MPO pluggable optical interface to the LightVISION module. This approach offers a standard MPO cable connection with a robust, board mounted optical engine providing small size (footprint) and convenient optical cabling at the same time.

Guillaume Blanchette, PM at Reflex Photonics adds:

With the introduction of the LightSPACE and the LightVISION line of products in Q1 2018, we have broadened our portfolio to address the rugged, high-speed optical interconnect needs of equipment developers for space and industrial markets. The growing number of applications we will be able to develop with these new customers is truly exciting.
One such applications is high-speed cameras where the LightVISION will outclass pluggable optical module on environmental requirements, as well as size and power consumption.

Reflex Photonics achieves record sales for 2017

Reflex Photonics achieves record sales of optical modules for 2017, beating its record 2016 year by a huge amount.

Demand for Reflex Photonics rugged optical modules has double each year for the past two years and is expected to double again in 2018.

Reflex scales up manufacturing to meet demand for its embedded optical modules

In order to face this increased demand, expansion projects launched in spring 2016, as well as an investment of nearly $3,5 million from the enterprise and its partners will enable Reflex Photonics  to expand its production capacity to increase sales and exports.

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Noel Dube, CEO of Reflex Photonics adds:

We are grateful to our customers and staff that has supported and helped us build the most reliable and rugged optical modules in the industry.  We continue to expand our product lines and expect to see another record year in 2018.

Housed in a ISO-7 (Class 10k) monitored clean room environment our equipment and personnel are dedicated to producing the highest quality optical modules and assemblies.

Learn more about Reflex Photonics, 40,000 ft2 facility.

Gerald Persaud, VP Business Development of Reflex Photonics adds:

The growing demand for situational awareness, electronic warfare and IoT is driving a change to fiber optics to handle the enormous amount of information from advance digital radar, cameras and high-performance computers. Reflex is investing in world class equipment and staff to deliver the highest quality parts with shorter lead times.

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Board Edge Mount Active Optical Connector

By: Jocelyn Lauzon, Tomasz Oleszczak, Saïd El Kharraz from Reflex Photonics
Eric Hickey, Sean Langelier from Amphenol Aerospace

Reflex Photonics has developed compact 40G full duplex (4+4) 10 Gbps/lane optical fiber transceivers for harsh environment applications such as Aerospace and Defense.
These products were made to be embedded on printed-circuit boards in close proximity to high speed electronics in high performance embedded computing systems to optimize their performance. Going one step further, the industry was asking for these transceivers to be integrated in board edge connectors to free-up more space on the board and avoid optical fiber handling. This implied important challenges for bi-planar position tolerancing between the electrical interface on a horizontal board and the optical interface based on a multi-fiber MT ferrule, in an orthogonal plane.

The final configuration of the active optical connector is called the LightCONEX.

LightCONEX® is developed in partnership with Amphenol Aerospace

Reflex Photonics LightABLE optical transceivers

LighABLE embedded transceiver

Reflex Photonics Inc. has developed compact 12.5 Gbps/lanes optical fiber transceivers for harsh environment applications such as Aerospace and Defense.
The LightABLE™ product series offers chip size transceivers with the following features:

  • Performance: 10Gbps/ch from −40 ºC to 100 °C
  • Sensitivity: better than −12 dBm for BER 10−12
  • Multimode OM3 fiber
  • 850 nm wavelength
  • Standard MT parallel fiber connector
  • Embedded, board mount, close proximity to FPGA/switch chip

Reflex Photonics LightCONEX optical transceivers

LightCONEX blind mate optical interconnect for VPX embedded computing systems

VPX blind mate active optical plug-in to backplane connector for embedded communication. Reference VITA 66 standards; interface under discussion VITA 67.3.

OpenVPX is the architecture framework that defines system level VPX interoperability for multi-vendor, multi-module, integrated system environments.

Define interfaces between plug-in modules and chassis for harsh environment applications.

LightCONEX description

The design was made to respect VITA 66.0 optical interconnect on VPX base standard. The tolerances on the position of the electrical pins in the horizontal plane are ±50 µm. The lateral / longitudinal RMS tolerances on the optical connector, in the orthogonal plane,  prior to connection, are ±100 µm and the angular tolerance is ±0.47º. These tolerances include the ±50 µm tolerances of the electrical pins in the orthogonal plane.
In order to limit the additive position tolerance over 2 orthogonal planes, alignment pins are used for the horizontal plane, through the LightCONEX housing, the same housing that supports both the electrical and optical interfaces. In the orthogonal plane, where the optical connection is made, the precision of the alignment is ensured by the combination of 3 guides. The VPX pin on the backplane and interface of the plug -in module offers a preliminary gross alignment. A guide tab on the backplane insert and guiding shroud sitting on top of the MT ferrule interface provides a more precise alignment, that is then completed by the MT ferrule dowel pins on the MT ferrule interface, ensuring 12 fiber array to 12 fiber array physical contact with optical transmission losses less than 0.3dB for all channels for 50 µm core diameter OM3 fibers transmitting 850 nm optical signals. The vertical precision tolerance on the position of the optical fibers in the ferrule is initially ±200 µm, prior to connection, including tilt angle. The optical connector interface can resist a mated force (between the plug-in module and backplane) of 7.8 N (1.75 lb) for the MT ferrule and a total tensile force of 28.25 N (30 g/contact). 

Bi-planar position tolerancing

Bi-planar position tolerancing
  • Electrical pins in the horizontal plane: ±50 mm
  • Lateral/longitudinal RMS tolerances on optical connector in orthogonal plane: ± 100 mm, ± 0.47°
  • Vertical tolerance on optical fibers (including tilt): ±200 mm
  • Alignment pins on cLGA socket, through housing

Optical connection alignment precision

Optical connection alignment precision is ensured by the combination of 3 guides:

Optical connection alignment precision is ensured by the combination of 3 guides:

  1. VPX key guide pin
  2. Guiding shroud
  3. MT ferrule alignment pins

The transceiver is screwed-in, through the host PCB, into the optical transceiver housing, through an LGA (land grid array) electrical socket. Amphenol’s cLGA socket offers potential multiple connection /disconnection cycles while maintaining a low -profile needed to ensure high-density rack-mountability for these board-edge active connectors.

cLGA socket or connector

cLGA socket or connector

Exploded view of the board assembly

Exploded view of the board assembly

Environmental Qualification Tests

The environmental qualification effort that is planned for this new product includes 1000 thermal cycling form -40 to 85°C as per MIL -STD-883 method 1010, vibration tests as per MIL -STD-883 method 2007, live vibration tests as per MIL -STD-1344 method 2005, mechanical shock tests as per MIL -STD-883 method 2002 and MIL -STD-1344 method 2004, thermal shock tests as per MIL -STD-883 method 1011, damp heat tests as per MIL -STD-202 method 103, salt fog as per MIL -STD-1344 method 1001, sand & dust as per MIL -STD-810 method 510, insertion/extraction force as per MIL -STD-1344 method 2013 and 500 mate/unmate cycles as per MIL -M-28787.

 

Performance test setup

Performance Test Setup. TX

Transmit setup

Performance Test Setup. RX

Receive setup

Results of design verifications tests

Rack-mount integrations were completed in order to confirm the volume manufacturing compatible assembly procedure and the required mechanical tolerance accuracy of the connector through blind mating. Moreover, through design verification tests on the transceiver module, we confirmed the excellent performance of these active optical connectors for operating temperature ranges of at least −40 ºC to 85 °C, at 10 Gbps per lane, giving bit error rates better than 10−12 for sensitivities of at least −12 dBm, when all 4+4 lanes are active simultaneously at 10 Gbps. Prototypes have been submitted to 1000 temperature cycles from −40 ºC to 85 °C and no significant degradation of their performances were observed after completion of these tests.

Results of design verifications tests at −40ºC

LightCONEX eye digram at −40 ºC

Results of design verifications tests at room temperature

LightCONEX eye digram at room temperature

Results of design verifications tests at 85ºC

LightCONEX eye digram at 85 ºC

Results of Environmental Qualification Tests

Vibration: based on MIL-STD-883, Method 2007.3; 20 Hz to 2000 Hz, 20 g, 16 min par axis: PASS
Thermal shock: MIL-STD-883, Method 1011.9, 20 cycles, 0 ºC to 100 °C, 10 min dwell time, 5 s transient time: PASS
Temperature cycling: MIL-STD-883, Method 1010.8; 1000 cycles −40 ºC to 85 °C, ramp > 10 °C/min, 5 minutes dwell time: PASS

Upcoming Environmental Qualification Tests

Damp heat: MIL-STD-202, Method 103B; 85% humidity, 85°C, 500 h
Cold storage: MIL-STD-810, Method 502.5; −57 °C, 168 h
Temperature cycling: MIL-STD-883, Method 1010.8, 100 cycles, −57 ºC to 100 °C, ramp > 10 °C/min, 5 minutes dwell time .
Mechanical shock: MIL-STD-883, Method 2002.4; 500 g, 0. 5 ms pulse, 5 repetitions, 6 directions.

VITA 46 Environmental Qualification Tests

Live Vibration: MIL-STD-1344, Method 2005, Test Condition V, Letter D; 1.5 h per axis, 0.1G2/Hz (see solid curve below)
Live Vibration and Temperature Cycling: Same as above, plus −40 ºC to 100 °C cycling with 30 min dwells and 15 min ramps
Mechanical Shock: MIL-STD-1344, Method 2004, Test Condition A; 50 g in perpendicular axis, 80 g in other axes, 11 ms, half sine, 3 repetition, 6 directions
Humidity/Temperature Cycling: MIL-STD-1344, Method 1002, Type III; 85 to 95% humidity, with 28 ºC to 71 °C temperature cycles over 24 h, 10 cycles for a total of 240 h
Salt Fog: MIL-STD-1344, Method 1001, Test C; 35 °C, 0.5 to 3 ml of NaCl solution per hour for each 80 cm2 area for a total of 500 h
Sand and Dust: MIL-STD-810, Method 510.4, Procedure I; Blowing dust particle size < 150 mm, velocity 1750 ft/min; Blowing sand particle size > 150 mm but < 850mm, velocity 5700 ft/min
Durability with Misalignment: MIL-M-28787, 500 mate/unmate cycles with an initial misalignment of 2 mm

Live Vibration: MIL-STD-1344, Method 2005, Test Condition V

Conclusion

  • Introduction of the LightCONEX: a new board edge mount active optical connectors
  • A novel VPX blind mate active optical plug-in to backplane connector for embedded communication systems
  • The plug-in printed-circuit board interface integrates a low-profile, rugged, 4+4 channels fiber optic transceiver (or 12TX, or 12RX) operating at 10 Gbps per lane, over a temperature range from −40 ºC to 85 °C
  • Future perspective: 28Gbps per lane and 12+12 transceivers

Reflex Photonics presented a paper at AVFOP 2017

A paper written by Mr. J. Lauzon, T. Oleszczak, and S. El Kharraz and entitled Board Edge Mount Active Optical Connector  has been presented at the Avionics and Vehicle Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference 2017 (AVFOP).

Summary of the article

Reflex Photonics Inc. has developed compact 40G full duplex (4+4) 10Gbps/lane optical fiber transceivers for harsh environment applications such as Aerospace and Defense.
These products were made to be embedded on printed-circuit boards in close proximity to high speed electronics in high performance embedded computing systems to optimize their performance. Going one step further, the industry was asking for these transceivers to be integrated in board edge connectors to free-up more space on the board and avoid optical fiber handling. This implied important challenges for bi-planar position tolerancing between the electrical interface on a horizontal board and the optical interface based on a multi-fiber MT ferrule, in an orthogonal plane. We will present how these challenges were confronted with success.

The final configuration of the active optical connector is called the LightCONEX. 

LightCONEX blind mate optical interconnect for VPX embedded computing systems

Avionics and Vehicle Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference
November 7 to 9, 2017

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana USA

Learn more about the AVFOP Conference 

Reflex Photonics demonstrates its LightABLE transceivers can drive older 100 µm fiber optic cables, extending aircraft life and reducing upgrade cost.

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.

Reflex Photonics is proud to announce its LightABLE™ embedded optical module has demonstrated that it can directly drive 100 µm fiber optic cables commonly found in older aircraft, eliminating the need to re-cable the aircraft to achieve higher interconnect bandwidth.
New or upgraded sensors and computer systems offer great benefits to existing military and commercial aircraft but often necessitate interconnect bandwidth of 10 Gbps or more. Unfortunately, replacing older 100 µm optical fibers in aircraft to support this higher bandwidth can be prohibitively expensive. Reflex Photonics solved this problem by demonstrating its 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.
In addition, the 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.

Reflex Photonics develops and produces rugged high-speed optical transceivers for Military, Industrial, and Commercial communications. LightABLE is a chip size embedded optical transceiver capable of transmitting or receiving 150 Gbps over 12 parallel lanes in harsh environments where temperatures extremes of -57ºC to 125ºC is common. A unique feature of the LightABLE is its compatibility with low-cost mass production solder reflow processes. Optical modules in general will not survive solder reflow temperatures of 220ºC and must be either socketed or hand soldered. LightABLE reflow ability gives low assembly cost, strong attachment, low profile, and excellent signal integrity.

Gerald Persaud, Vice President of Business Development commented:

We are excited to demonstrate the flexibility of our LightABLE optical module by offering a simple but effective way to upgrade aircraft interconnect bandwidth with no change to the installed fiber plant. This is another example of LightABLE exceeding performance expectations.

Optical transceivers empower wafer defect review system and offer the most viable data transfer solution for advanced machine vision challenges.

Hiigh-speed optical transceivers offer the most flexible solution to the data transfer issues faced by scanning electron microscope (SEM)-based semiconductor defect review system and machine vision integrators.

Reflex Photononics’ high-speed optical transceivers offer the most flexible solution to the data transfer issues faced by scanning electron microscope (SEM)-based semiconductor defect review system and machine vision integrators.
These integrators are faced with the challenge of embedding sensors with high resolution and high frame rates. Furthermore, new intelligent machines with real-time adaptive process enabling more accurate defect classification, also rely on faster and better data transfer. These challenges cannot be met efficiently and reliably with copper-based data transfer solutions: for data integrity, link reliability, and error-free data transfer at rates superior to 10 Gbps, optical link becomes the only viable solution.
The LightABLE SR12 and the SNAP12 embedded transceivers are used to transfer up to 150 Gbps from SEM defect-review system sensor to the system microcontroller or computer. These optical components are tested to give BER under E-15 over -40 ºC to 100 ºC operating temperature range. Our transceivers offer maximum flexibility in terms of board mounting options and facilitate board design. In addition, our optical transceivers can also be used on the control path where they enable sending of control data to help complex process adapt in real time.

Guillaume Blanchette, PM at Reflex Photonics, adds.

The chipmakers defect review challenges are growing as processes move to smaller and smaller node technology like 10 nm and 7 nm. The ability to discriminate killer defect from viable defect rely more and more on high-end imaging techniques.
The sensor resolution and capture speed must increase at the same time to improve the machine throughput and keep capturing the smallest defect efficiently. Only optical interconnect can break the data transfer bottleneck of these advanced defect review systems and machine vision applications.

New SNAP12 120G for machine vision and avionic IFES applications with operation temperature rating up to 95 ºC.

New SNAP12 120G for machine vision and avionic IFES applications with operation temperature rating up to 95 ºC.

Reflex Photonics is proud to announce the launch of new SNAP12 120G modules targeting advanced manufacturing, industrial automation, and machine vision markets. The operation temperature now ranges from −40 ºC to 95 ºC. Reflex Photonics is also continuously improving its SNAP12 range for its current inflight entertainment system (IFES) clients.
This SNAP12 is directly addressing technical needs brought by the increasing data bandwidth demand of high-speed and high-resolution machine vision systems developed to tackle advanced manufacturing and automation challenges.
Reflex Photonics’ new SNAP12 are offered in both commercial (0 ºC to 70 ºC) and industrial operating temperatures (−40 ºC to 95 ºC) ranges at speeds up to 120 Gbps with data rate up to 10.3125 Gbps per lane. These modules underwent extensive testing to meet requirements for harsh environments and are 100% compatible with the industry standards.

SNAP12 are 12-lane parallel optical modules with a standard chassis-mount MPO interface. They are self-contained electrical-to-optical converters requiring no internal fiber management or handling. This is important for clients that prefer not to handle fragile optical cables. The simplicity and performance of SNAP12 makes them ideal module for many avionics, defense, industrial automation, and medical applications.

Guillaume Blanchette, product manager, adds:

Reflex Photonics is eager to support customers with their advanced manufacturing, automation, and machine vision designs and applications.
Reflex Photonics’ SNAP12 optical modules continue to be the product of choice for commercial avionic inflight entertainment systems.
We are committed to long-term support for the SNAP12 and to the broadening of this product line for higher data rates and I/O.