Reflex Photonics to show its LightCONEX active optical backplane connector 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. This new connector reduces system cost and complexity as it requires no onboard optical cables or cable routing features. As well, it 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.


Interface Concept choses LightABLE for new generation Optical FMC cards.

Interface Concept choses Reflex Photonics LightABLE LH SR12 embedded optical transceivers for new generation Optical FMC cards.

Interface Concept, a leading developer and manufacturer of high performance boards and systems for civil and military embedded applications, is launching the Optical FMC IC-OPT-FMCPa, a new generation of FMC board. This new VITA 57.1/57.4 compliant FMC offers up to 120 Gbps of full-duplex bandwidth and can be used with all the FPGA Front End Processing board of Interface Concept.
Reflex Photonics is an advanced developer of rugged high-speed optical transceivers. The LightABLE™ LH Series includes a 12 channel transmitter, a 12 channel receiver, and a 4 channel transceiver. They operate at 10 Gbps/channel in commercial, extended, and industrial operating temperatures. These components can be mounted directly on a high-speed printed circuit board via surface mount technology or via a MEG-array connector.



New Industrial Temperature PPOD and SNAP12 Optical Modules

PPOD TX and RX embedded parallel optic module

Reflex Photonics is proud to announce the launch of new data rate 3/5/6G PPOD and SNAP12 modules with industrial and commercial temperature ratings for harsh environment applications. In addition, Reflex Photonics announces continued support for PPOD and SNAP12 optical modules. 
PPOD and SNAP12 are offered in both industrial and commercial operating temperatures (-40 ºC to 85 ºC) at speeds up to 75 Gbps. These modules underwent extensive testing to meet requirements for harsh environments. The Reflex Photonic’s PPOD and SNAP12 are 100% compatible with the industry standards. 
PPOD and SNAP12 are 12 channel 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.


New rugged SNAP12 operates up to 75 Gbps in harsh environments

SNAP12 TX RX embedded transceivers

Reflex Photonics announces an expansion of its SNAP12 optical module product line to include an industrial temp (-40 ºC to 85 ºC) module operating at speeds up to 75 Gbps. The SNAP12 underwent extensive testing to meet requirements for harsh environments. Reflex SNAP12 is 100% compatible with the multi-source agreement.
SNAP12 is a 12 channel parallel optical module with a standard chassis mount MPO interface. It is a self-contained electrical to optical converter requiring no internal fiber management or handling. This is important for manufacturing environments that prefer not to handle fragile optical cables.


LightABLE successfully completes GR468 and Mil-STD Live Vibration test

LightABLE undergoing vibration testing.

Reflex Photonics proudly announces that its LightABLE™ embedded parallel optic modules (40G SR4 and 120G SR12) have proven they can maintain 10 Gbps/channel live traffic with no errors, while submitted to a severe vibration regime. The small, lightweight LightABLE with its MicroClip™ connector exceeded all expectations, demonstrating superior operation performance in harsh operating environments.
The vibration tests were conducted following the GR-468-CORE Issue 2, referring to MIL-STD-883E, Method 2007.3. This vibration test utilizes sinusoidal waveforms from 20 Hz to 2000 Hz with a peak acceleration of 20 g for 16 minutes and is repeated in all 3 axes with five different units.
This represents a bit error rate (BER) better than 10-13 using a 10 Gbps traffic on each channel for the duration of the test with no error on any channel.



General Availability of a LightABLE™ 40G SR4

LightABLE embedded transceiver

January 14, 2016:  Reflex Photonics announces the general availability of its fully qualified LightABLE 40G SR4 embedded parallel optics transceiver designed to perform in harsh environmental conditions. The qualification was executed following the Telcordia GR-468-CORE and MIL-STD-883E standards and includes severe environmental, mechanical, and long-term reliability tests to meet the demanding requirements of D&A industry.
The LightABLE 40G SR4 is a 4-lane full duplex transceiver operating at 10 Gbps per lane offering the following features: small SWaP, operation under industrial temperature range (-40°C to 85°C), storage temperature from -57°C to 125°C, and operation with a bit error rate (BER) as low as 10-15. The optical fiber interface is a standard MT ferrule directly attached to the module for compatibility with standard die mounting processes. The LightABLE products can be surface mounted or plugged in close proximity to high-speed electronics and support high temperature reflow process; a unique feature for such products.


MicroClip Withstands 1 kg Pull Force, Exceeding Industry Standard by 2×

MicroClip™ MT ferrule  can withstand a 1 kg live traffic fiber pull test.

February 15, 2016:  Reflex Photonics is proud to announce that its proprietary MicroClip™ MT ferrule design has proven it can withstand a 1 kg live traffic fiber pull test on a 12-fiber ribbon cable pigtail mated to its LightABLE™ products (40G SR4 and 120G SR12), without any signal performance degradation.
This result exceeds by a factor of 2 the requirements of Telecordia GR-468-CORE Fiber Integrity Side Pull Test and confirms the reliability of the Reflex Photonics fiber ribbon interface with the LightABLE™ and its MicroClip™ ferrule. The MicroClip™ is a low-profile, low-mass spring loaded mechanical assembly that offers a rugged optical connection that is resistant for shock and vibration and is suitable for harsh environment.
The LightABLE™ products are multichannel opt-electronic interconnects operating at 10 Gbps per lane and offering the following features: small SWaP, operation over a large temperature range (-40 °C to 85 °C) and storage temperature from -57 °C to 125 °C. The LightABLE™ can be surface mounted or plugged on a board, and will support high temperature reflow process and operation with a link budget better than 13 dB.



Reflex Photonics Low Bit Error Rate 12 Channel Optical Modules achieves e-15

Reflex Photonics announced its Low BER LightABLE 12 channel embedded optical module achieved e-15 while transmitting 120 Gbps.

The LightABLE has shown excellent resistance to system noise for mission critical system where transmission errors cannot be tolerated. The Reflex LightABLE are small low form factor (5 mm high) rugged SMT optical modules that operate in the harshest environments from -40°C to +85°C.Read more…

Reflex Photonics Announces its New Industrial Temperature (-40 °C to 85 °C) rated LightABLE optical transceivers enabling high speed interconnect in harsh environments.

Reflex Photonics High Performance Embedded Optical Transceivers Integrates up to twelve 12 Gbps channels delivering up to 144 Gbps Aggregate Bandwidth.

Reflex Photonics, a leading supplier of Optical components and modules for communications, industrial and military applications, today announced its new Industrial Temperature (-40 °C to 85 °C) rated LightABLE™ optical transceivers enabling high speed interconnect in harsh environments.Read more…