Commercial aerospace

Affordable, reliable, high-performance embedded optical transceivers with bandwidth up to 150 Gbps.

Engineers developing high-bandwidth commercial aerospace systems are well aware that only optical interconnects can distribute the highest quality uncompressed video with the added benefit of reducing aircraft wiring and system weight and bringing fault, EMI/EMC and lightning tolerance.
The SNAP12 and LightVISION families of optical embedded transceivers are extremely rugged and deliver bandwidth in excess of 150 Gbps in a chip size part.

Embedded transceivers advantages



  • MSA SNAP12 compliance
  • Long-term product availability
  • RoHS compliance


  • Industrial (–40 °C to 85 °C) and commercial (0 °C to 70 °C) operating temperatures
  • Storage temp.: -57 °C to 125 °C
  • 6.25 Gbps and 10.3125 Gbps versions available



  • Low profile: as thin as 5 mm
  • Small footprint: 1.3 cm × 1.3 cm
  • Weight: Less than 4 g
  • Power: Less than 100 mW per lane


  • Industrial (–40 °C to 85 °C) and commercial (0 °C to 70 °C) operating temperatures
  • Storage temp.: -57 °C to 125 °C
  • Shock and vibration resistance: BGA mount
  • Moisture resistance: sealed

Typical applications

In-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC)

  • Ability to distribute uncompressed video - the highest quality distribution possible
  • Reduced aircraft wiring
  • Reduced system weight
  • Fault tolerance
  • EMI/EMC and lightning tolerance over copper interconnects
Suitable transceivers



High-performance embedded computer

High-performance embedded computers

  • Multiprocessors
  • High BW inter-board communication
  • High density optical I/O
  • Low power – less than 100 mW/12.5Gbps
  • High operating temperature optics  – up to 100 oC
  • SWAP – 3U VPX
Suitable transceivers

50G and 150G


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