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

LightABLE embedded transceiver in surface mount and pluggable variants

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.

The LightABLE is a parallel optical transceiver featuring the lowest profile surface mount package in the industry. Also available as a 100 pin pluggable Meg-array™ connector, these Optical Engines deliver up to 144 Gbps over 12 fiber optic channels and higher speeds are in development. It is ideal for applications requiring high density fiber optic interconnect between blades or systems as well as high speed video applications.

  • 10, 40 and 100 Gbps SR Ethernet
  • 8 and 10G Fiber Channel
  • Xilinx® Rocket IO up to 10.3125 Gbps
  • Altera® Stratix IV GT 10.3125 Gbps
  • InfiniBand® 12 x QDR
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • Proprietary protocols with balanced code

Unlike other embedded optics, the LightABLE is compatible with low cost mass production pick & place machines and solder reflow temperatures. The MT connector can be ruggedized to meet the tough requirements of avionics and military applications.

Gérald Persaud, VP Product Management at Reflex Photonics said “In today’s digital world, the demand for bandwidth is continually increasing. With growing numbers of Internet users and a rapid proliferation of mobile devices, cloud computing and storage and the advent of 4k video, power and size requirements of copper interconnects are no longer effective. System designers are finding that the higher bandwidths and longer reach combined with lower power and improved EMI makes the LightABLE optical components ideal for new high performance designs.”