Reflex Photonics launches LightVISION optical transceiver with MPO interface for Avionics market

LightVISION optical module with LightSNAP interface.

Reflex Photonics is proud to introduce the LightVISION optical transceiver solution for in-flight entertainment and communication (IFEC) and avionics systems.

The LightVISION was developed specifically in response to the airlines’ increasing demand for higher bandwidth optical communication in a compact size. Taking advantage of theLightVISION speed rates, IFEC systems manufacturers and airlines can design flexible and scalable platforms, which in term, help them maximize their investment by extending the lifecycle of the in-flight entertainment architectures.

The innovative LightVISION is a compact, screw-in, robust, and RoHS parallel optical module with standard MPO interface that offers performance superior to current optical interconnect technologies such as QSFP+ and SNAP12.

The LightVISION optical interconnect solution can support a bandwidth of up to 150 Gbps over 100 meters. Furthermore, it is offered with a standard MTP/MPO snap-in interface that facilitates its integration into commercial products. In addition, the LightVISION is highly flexible: it is offered as a 2 to 12-lane (transmit or receive), or as a 4-lane duplex transceiver. All modules operate at up to 12.5 Gbps per lane at ultra-low bit error rates of 10-15. It is offered in both commercial and industrial temperature grades, with the industrial grade modules able to operate at temperatures of up to 100 ºC.

Reflex Photonics’ Manager of Avionic and IFEC Industry, Luis Perez comments:

The LightVISION optical transceiver solution has been engineered with the needs of the IFEC market in mind. As a consequence, it can be easily designed-in any optical avionic-related architecture that requires less weight, small size, less wiring, high speeds, and ruggedness. Due to its small-form factor, the LightVISION modules occupy up to 7 times less space than other optical solutions, which really makes the difference in IFEC systems.