Commercial aerospace

Affordable, reliable, high-performance embedded optical transceivers with bandwidth up to 120 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 120 Gbps in a chip size part.

Embedded transceivers advantages



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


  • Commercial (0 °C to 70 °C) operating temperatures
  • Storage temp.: -57 °C to 100 °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)  operating temperatures
  • Storage temp.: -57 °C to 100 °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


VM Series

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/10.3125Gbps
  • High operating temperature optics  – up to 100 oC
  • SWAP – 3U VPX
Suitable transceivers

LightABLE 10G 4TRX, 12TX, and 12RX
LM Series

LightCONEX LC Series