SpaceCONEX28 SC 100G

SpaceCONEX28 SC active blind mate optical interconnect for Space VPX systems.

SpaceCONEX28 100G active blind mate interconnect

The SpaceCONEX28 SC revolutionary active blind mate optical interconnect for Space VPX systems, consists of a plug-in module connector and a backplane connector compatible with the forthcoming VITA 66.5 standard. A SpaceCONEX optical transceiver is directly integrated into the plug-in module connector, saving board space and eliminating fiber cable handling.
The backplane connector is VITA 66.4 backplane cut-out compatible and includes springs to ensure a secure MT to MT mating connection under extreme shock and vibration conditions.

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Close-up of the SpaceCONEX28 12-lane plug-in module connector.
Close-up of the SpaceCONEX28 12-lane backplane connector.

Close-up of the SpaceCONEX28 12-lane plug-in module connector.

Close-up of the SpaceCONEX28 12-lane backplane connector.

Specifications and features

  • Performance: up to 28 Gbps/lane from –40 ºC to 85ºC
  • Standards: VITA 66.5 standard (forthcoming)
  • Rugged: withstands radiation doses >100 krad (Si) and qualified per MIL-STD 883 shock and vibration.
  • Expected life: up to 20 years
  • Cold start temperature: –55 ºC
  • BER: As low as 10–12
  • Sensitivity: −9 dBm
  • Low power consumption: 120 mW/lane (<10 pJ per bit)
  • No fiber management

Plug-in module connector features

  • Compact transceiver (L×W×H): 27 mm × 14 mm × 3.5 mm
  • Data interface: CML
  • Board Mount: LGA connector
  • Equalizer, pre-emphasis, adjustable output

Backplane connector features

  • VITA 66.4 backplane cut-out compatible
  • Spring-loaded MT ferrule (12-lane
  • Coarse and fine mating alignment
  • Compatible with 12-lane or 24-lane OM3 or OM4 fiber ribbon cable

Applications

  • High-throughput communication satellites
  • LEO satellite constellations
  • GEO satellites
  • Space VPX single board computers
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