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VPX Media Converter

VPX Media Converter

Amphenol Aerospace, a world leader in high performance rugged interconnect products, offers the most advance 6U VPX Media Converter Module using Reflex Photonics rugged embedded optics. The new converter module converts backplane high speed signals to electrical and optical Ethernet. 
The VPX Media Converter is offered with a VITA66.1 optical connector and supports 32 × 10G BASE SR or 8 × 40G BASE SR.

Quote from Amphenol Aerospace

The Rugged VPX Media & Protocol Conversion Module provides connectivity for 1G, 10G, and up to 40G Ethernet with 1G-Base-T, 10G-Base-T, and Fiber Base-SR conversion circuitry. It has multiple copper and fiber conversion formats in a unit that meets MIL-STD-810 vibration specifications and rugged temperature ranges. The 3U and 6U VPX modules have corresponding internal sub-system connectors and cables, as well as full test and integration set of products.
The module is ideal for any rugged application where network integration is needed to connect various sensors, recorders, processors, display engines, and other networked devices together. It is intended for plug-and-play integration with COTS VPX CPUs, switches, and other devices.

Benefits of using LightABLE transceiver

  • Converts backplane high-speed electrical signal to front optical and electrical Ethernet I/O.
  • Allows direct MT fiber connection to a VITA 66.1 connector
  • Small dimensions (L × H × D): 24 mm × 5 mm × 13 mm.
  • Low power consumption: 100 mW/lane
  • High I/O throughput: 10.31.5 Gbps/lane
  • High performance from –40 ºC to 100 ºC.
  • BER: better than 10–12.
  • Receiver sensitivity: –12 dBm.
  • Rugged: MIL-STD 883 shock and vibration qualified.

Learn more about the VPX Media Converter from Amphenol Aerospace

Module or transceiver used in this application

LightABLE LM 40 (full duplex) and 120G embedded transceivers