Onboard 120 Gbps embedded transmitter and receiver for high I/O density

The LightABLE embedded optical module is a chip-size transmitter and receiver featuring the lowest profile surface mount package in the industry. The LightABLE enables high I/O density and alleviates space and power challenges facing system designers today.

LightABLE advantage


  • Low profile:  5 mm high
  • Small footprint: 1.3 cm × 1.3 cm
  • Weigh: less than 4 g
  • Power: less than 100 mW per channel



  • Operating temp.: -40 °C to 85 °C
  • Storage temp.: -57 °C to 125 °C
  • Shock and vibration resistant: BGA mount
  • Moisture resistant: sealed



  • BW: 120/40 Gbps
  • Link budget: greater than 13 dB
  • Receiver sensitivity: -12dBm
  • BER: 10-15
  • Reach: greater than 300 m

LightABLE typical applications

Optical backplane

Optical backplane

  • Advanced measurement systems
  • Thousands of sensors generating signals
  • Harsh environment requirements
  • Rugged and reliable design
  • EMI immunity
  • Research infrastructures like LHC Super Colliders
ACTA blade for wireless communications

ACTA blade for wireless communications

  • Scalable multiprocessor architectures
  • Data intensive high resolution processing
  • ACTA blade provides hundreds of Gigabit interface
  • High I/O density embedded optics mounted near processor
  • High bandwidth (up to 12 Gbps/ch.) data transfer