Electronic Design magazine: Optical Goes Small and Rugged

LightCONEX blind mate optical interconnect for VPX embedded computing systems

William Wong from Electronic Design magazine writes about the exciting introductions made by Reflex Photonics at VITA’s Embedded Tech Trends 2017.

Optical Goes Small and Rugged

Reflex Photonics’ LightABLE series delivers up to a dozen 10-Gbit/s transmit and receive optical channels that are used in a range of rugged boards.

VITA’s Embedded Tech Trends 2017 conference was host to a range of new optical announcements.
Optical connectivity has significant advantages in electrically noisy, rugged environments. It does not have the crosstalk and distances issues that copper does. Optical connections are able to run faster and over longer distances, making them more desirable in rugged, embedded applications. Copper will still be used when possible because of its lower cost, but… Read the full article