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.

Reflex Photonics launches a line of Optical Testers to simplify testing of its LightABLE rugged transceivers and of optical interconnects.

The Optical Testers are the perfect vehicle for testing and experiencing the LightABLE SR4 and SR12 transceiver modules.

Recognizing the need for a ready-made test bench for its line of transceiver modules, Reflex Photonics introduces a complete line of Optical Tester for BER measurements on the LightABLE™ SR4 and SR12 rugged embedded transceivers and optical interconnects.
Currently, Reflex Photonics offers these different optical test instruments:

Optical Tester SR4 40G (Enables BER measurement)
Optical Tester SR12 120G (Enables BER measurement)
Optical Generator/Tester SR12 120G (Generates PRBS and includes BERT capability)

The Reflex Photonics Optical Testers will speed up the LightABLE performance validation and confirm successful integration into your system as it enables BER and eye diagram tests over the SR4 and SR12 transceivers. In addition, those products will enable your communication system BER assessment.
The Optical Generator/Tester integrates a PRBS (pseudo random bit signal) generator and an embedded BER measurement capability. This instrument acts like a BERT as it will directly perform optical communication system BER assessment. It will also act as an optical cross-connect OXC.

Dr. Jocelyn Lauzon, V.P. Engineering at Reflex Photonics adds: 

These products offer an efficient, proven, and elegant ready-made solution that takes the guesswork out of testing performance and functionality of Reflex Photonics’ LightABLE.
Obviously, you can do the characterization of our transceiver, but if you replace the loopback cable by a bi-directional parallel optic communication system, the Optical Tester can be used to characterize the performance of a whole communication system. The communication bit rate and protocol can be changed, so the Optical Tester can be used to test different system architectures.

Reflex Photonics is leading the IFES Market with new SNAP12 high-performance transceiver

SNAP12 embedded transceivers

Major aircraft companies looking for the best signal quality and bandwidth in their in-flight entertainment systems turn to the SNAP12 embedded transceiver for its ability to distribute the highest quality content at blazing speed.
Reflex Photonics, a leader in optical interconnects for IFES, has extended the quality and performance of the SNAP12 product family up to 75G in both commercial and industrial grade (−40°C to 85°C). This improved performance can extend the life of existing EVOP system and improve the performance at no extra cost for airliner. These modules underwent extensive testing to meet requirements for harsh environments. The Reflex’s SNAP12 are 100% compatible with the industry standards.
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.

Luis Perez, Sales Engineer, says:

The SNAP12 is the only solution that offers the best signal quality with no latency for the increasingly demanding IFES features such as Wi-Fi and cell phone support.
In addition, SNAP12 brings fault tolerance, reduces weight, and offers EMI/EMC and lightning tolerance over copper interconnects. There is no comparison… Reflex Photonics also keeps improving the SNAP12 performance with the planned development of a 120G version.

 

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.

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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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General Availability of a LightABLE 40G SR4

LightABLE embedded transceiver

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.

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

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

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.

 

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