Reflex Photonics to Show its LightCONEX Active Optical Backplane Interconnect at OFC2017

LightCONEX is a backplane interconnect solution that integrates a multilane optical transceiver into a small, rugged board-edge connector to enable easy circuit card replacement and simplify system upgrades.

LightCONEX is a backplane interconnect solution that integrates a multilane optical transceiver into a small, rugged board-edge connector to enable easy circuit card replacement and simplify system upgrades. This new connector reduces system cost and complexity as it requires no onboard optical cables or cable routing features.

The LightCONEX solution frees up board space by integrating the optical transceiver into the board edge connector. Its rugged construction ensures error free data transmission under severe shock, vibration, and temperature extremes.
The LightCONEX is offered as a 4-lane full-duplex transceiver or a 12-lane transmitter or receiver operating at up to 25 Gbps per lane over a temperature from –40°C to 85°C and occupies a very small volume of 24 (L) × 14 (W) × 5 (H) mm. It is mounted on the plug-in module board via a 1 mm high LGA socket and its output connector is compatible with the VITA 66.4 backplane aperture standard. 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 systems.

Reflex Photonics VP of Product Management, Gerald Persaud said:

Today’s high performance computers demand numerous high bandwidth optical interconnects that uses the least space at the lowest system cost. LightCONEX is the first optical interconnect solution to meet these needs in the super competitive high performance embedded computing market.

You are invited to see a live demonstration of the LightCONEX and other Reflex Photonics products such as the LightABLE rugged transceiver, SNAP12, QSFP, and CFP.

Come visit us at OFC 2017, Booth #3939 from March 21 to March 23 2107.

Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Gestion AD Invest $3.5 Million in Reflex Photonics

Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Gestion AD Invest $3.5 Million in Kirkland-Based Reflex Photonics

From left to right:
Mr. Charles Sylvestre, Senior Director, Investments - Information Technology, Telecommunications and Environment -Fonds de Solidarité FTQ
Mr. Noël Dubé, President and CEO -Reflex Photonics
Mr. Francis Scarpaleggia, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis
Mr. Jean-Philippe Brassard, Regional Director, Greater Montréal Business Office -Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

In order to allow Reflex Photonics to acquire cutting-edge infrastructure and equipment for its continued growth, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ is investing $3 million in the company’s growth. For its part, Gestion AD is investing  $500,000. This co-investment is part of the “Fonds de solidarité FTQ Investissements technologiques partnership” launched in 2012. Total investments of $5.5 million in the company from all financial partners will allow to consolidate 24 jobs and create 14 more. At the same time, Lac-St-Louis MP Francis Scarpaleggia announced a $500,000 refundable contribution from Canada Economic Development. 

Reflex Photonics to present a paper at the 9th NATO Military Symposium

A paper written by Mr. Michel Têtu, Gerald Persaud, Jocelyn Lauzon, and Dave Rolston and entitled On-Board Rugged Optical Interconnects for Embedded Computing Systems in C4ISR applications will be presented at the SET-241 Symposium to be held within the 9th NATO Military Sensing Symposium in Quebec City on May 31st to June 2nd, 2017.

Summary of the article

For military and aerospace applications, the C4ISR approach (Command, Control, Compute, Communicate, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) is mandatory for almost instantaneous high end decision making. This process requires the collection and processing of signals generated by a large amount of sensors of various configurations like active electronically scanned array radar, high resolution cameras, sonars and so on. These primary analog signals are digitized and transmitted to a high performance embedded computing unit (HPEC) for data fusion and processing through high bit rate communication links.

Symposium on 9th NATO Military Sensing Symposium [SET-241] 
Québec City
Canada

Learn more about the SET 241

Reflex Photonics has exhibited at Embedded Tech Trends 2017

Reflex Photonics has presented its latest rugged optical transceiver designs and has conducted live demonstrations of harsh vibration and temperature testing.
Innovative VPX optical solutions including the new LightCONEX VPX Blind Mate Optical connector with integrated transceiver have also be presented.

In addition, a presentation entitled Lighting the Way for Embedded Systems has be made by Michel Tétu.
ETT 2017 has be held January 23 and 24, 2017 at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA, USA.

Reflex Photonics will exhibit at OFC 2017

Reflex Photonics will present its latest rugged optical transceiver designs and conduct live demonstrations of harsh vibration and temperature testing.
In addition, new VPX optical solutions including the new LightCONEX VPX Blind Mate Optical connector with integrated transceiver will be presented.

Come visit us at OFC 2017, Booth #3939 from March 21 to March 23 2107.
The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Technical Conference
19 – 23 March 2017
Exhibition
21 – 23 March 2017

Reflex Photonics presented a paper at AVFOP-IEEE

A paper written by Mr. J. Lauzon, T. Oleszczak, D. Rolston, R. Varano, S. El Kharraz, and N. Safari and entitled Reliability of Connectorized 10 Gbps/channel Optical Fiber Transceivers has been presented at the AVFOP Conference and International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics on October 31 - November 3 2016 at the Hilton Long Beach in Long Beach, California USA.

Summary of the article

10 Gbps/channel fiber transceivers with integrated optical connector were submitted to live traffic vibration and fiber pull tests.
The vibration tests were conducted for all orientations from 20 Hz to 2000 Hz with peak acceleration of 20 g. The fiber pull tests were conducted with weights up to 1 kg.

Avionics and Vehicle Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference and International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics 
October 31 - November 3 2016

Hilton Long Beach
Long Beach, California USA

Learn more about the AVFOP Conference