SpaceABLE28 SL 100G (full duplex) radiation-resistant optical transceivers
The SpaceABLE28™ SL radiation resistant transceivers are engineered to withstand radiation doses >100 krad (Si). The SpaceABLE28 SL low profile screw-in module (4.5 mm) mounts to the board via an LGA connector. It is offered as a either a (4+4)-lane transceiver (100G full-duplex) or as separate 12-channel transmitter and 12-channel receiver modules (300G half-duplex as a pair) that operate at 28 Gbps per channel from −40 °C to 85 °C at ultra-low bit error rates of 10-9.
Furthermore, all our devices are tested following ECSS process and lot acceptance. Component pre-screening can be done for every batch of transceivers sold for this application.
Specifications and features
- Small: less than 6 mm high (module and interposer)
- Rugged: withstand 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.
- Performance: up to 28 Gbps/lane from –40 ºC to 85 ºC
- Sensitivity: –9 dBm for BER 10–9
- Low power consumption: 120 mW/lane (<10 pJ per bit)
- 4 TRX (4+4)-lane per device (100G, full duplex)
- 12TX 12-channel transmitter (300G)
- 12RX 12-channel receiver (300G)
- Multimode 850 nm wavelength laser
- Over 100 m reach on OM3 ribbon fiber
- Standard MT parallel fiber connector
- Monitoring: LOS, RSSI, temperature, etc.
Please see product datasheet for detailed specifications.
- High-throughput communication satellites
- LEO satellite constellations
- GEO satellites
- Space VPX single board computers
Space qualification tests summary
- Proton testing: Total Non-Ionizing Dose (TNID)
- Heavy ion testing: Single Event Effect & Latch-up (SEE and SEL)
- Gamma Ray using Cobalt-60: Total Ionizing Dose (TID)
- Random vibration: NASA GEVS, GSFC-STD-7000A
- TVAC: Vacuum < 5E-5 hPa
- Outgassing: ECSS-Q-ST-70-02C
SpaceABLE also passed standard LightABLE qualifications
- Vibration tests per MIL-STD-883, Method 2007.3.
- Mechanical shock tests per MIL-STD-883, Method 2002.4.
- Thermal shock tests per MIL-STD-883, Method 1011.9.
- Damp heat tests per MIL-STD-202, Method 103B.
- Cold storage tests per MIL-STD-810, Method 502.5.
- Thermal cycling tests per MIL-STD-883, Method 1010.8.
Stephen Buchner, Paul Marshall, Scott Kniffin and Ken LaBel. “Proton testing guidelines”, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, 2002.
Doug Sinclair and Jonathan Dyer. “Radiation Effects and COTS Parts in SmallSats”, SSC, 2013.