LightCONEX LC 50G and 150G

LightCONEX LC blind mate optical interconnect for VPX embedded computers

LightCONEX LC 50G and 150G active blind mate optics

The LightCONEX LC revolutionary blind mate optical interconnect for VPX embedded computing systems, consists of a module connector and a backplane connector compatible with the VITA 66.4 standard. A LightABLE  optical transceiver is directly integrated into the plug-in module connector, saving board space and eliminating fiber cable handling. The backplane connector is a low profile drop-in replacement for the VITA standard but includes springs to ensure a secure MT to MT mating connection under extreme shock and vibration.
The LightCONEX LC is offered with a 12-lane transmitter, a 12-lane receiver, a (4+4)-lane transceiver or a (12+12)-lane transceiver in commercial or industrial operating temperatures. Each lane operates at up to 12.5 Gbps.

The LightCONEX LC blind mate optical interconnect for VPX embedded computing systems, consists of a module connector and a backplane connector compatible with the VITA 66.4 standard.

The LightCONEX LC solution frees up board space by integrating the optical transceiver into the board edge connector. The backplane connector, also part of the LightCONEX LC solution, has a spring-loaded mechanism ensuring optimal optical mating meeting VITA 66.0 requirements. The rugged construction of these connectors ensures error free data transmission under severe shock, vibration, and temperature extremes.

VPX board with VITA 46 and LightCONEX LC plug-in connectors.
VPX backplane with LightCONEX LC blind mate optic

VPX board with VITA 46 and LightCONEX LC plug-in connectors.

ELMA 3U VPX backplane with VITA 46 and LightCONEX LC connectors.

VPX board with VITA 46 and LightCONEX plug-in connectors.
VPX backplane with LightCONEX LC blind mate optic

Close-up of the LightCONEX LC plug-in module connector.

Close-up of the LightCONEX LC backplane connector.

VPX board with VITA 46 and LightCONEX LC plug-in connectors.
VPX backplane with LightCONEX SC blind mate optic

VPX board with VITA 46 and LightCONEX LC plug-in connectors.

ELMA 3U VPX backplane with LightCONEX LC backplane connector.

VPX board with VITA 46 and LightCONEX LC plug-in connectors.
Close-up of the LightCONEX LC 12-lane backplane connector.

Close-up of the LightCONEX LC 12-lane plug-in module connector.

Close-up of the LightCONEX LC 12-lane backplane connector.

Specifications and features

Module connector features

  • Rugged: MIL STD 883 compliant
  • Moisture resistant: sealed
  • Small size (D×W×H): 23 mm×14 mm×6 mm
  • Bandwidth: 12.5 Gbps/lane
  • Temperature: –40 ºC to 100 ºC
  • Reach: 300 m, OM3 fiber
  • BER: 10–15
  • Low power consumption: 1.2 W per module
  • Data interface: CML
  • Board mount: LGA connector

Backplane connector features

  • VITA 66.4 drop-in replacement
  • Spring-loaded MT ferrule
  • Coarse and fine mating alignment
  • Low profile: 10 mm height
  • Available VITA 67.3 drop-in replacement with a 12-lane TX and a 12-lane RX at 12.5G per lane

Applications

  • VPX single board computers
  • Phased array radars
  • High I/O density links
  • Supports 2-level maintenance

Please see product datasheet for detailed specifications.

LightCONEX is developed in partnership with Amphenol Aerospace

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