Smiths Interconnect LightCONEX LC Series: Active blind-mate optical interconnect

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The LightCONEX® series of optical plug-in and backplane module connectors for VPX systems is Smiths Interconnects’ answer to the stringent SWaP requirements of today’s defense applications in which fiber optics are replacing high bandwidth copper interconnects. This VPX series of active, blind-mate optical interconnects solution offers flexibility, light weight, very high bandwidth, and forward compatibility. The LightCONEX active blind-mate optical interconnect is a revolutionary solution for VPX systems that includes a fixed, plug-in module connector and a floating backplane connector compatible with proposed VITA 66.5 standard. Features & Benefits The low-profile plug-in module connector is screwed on the board edge through an interposer, saving board space and eliminating fiber cable handling. The backplane connector has a spring-loaded mechanical transfer (MT) ferrule to ensure a secure optical mating connection under extreme shock and vibration conditions. Increases volumetric density of 3U and 6U high-speed switch and payload VPX boards by integrating optical transceiver into plug-in connector. Intermateability with VITA 66.5-defined backplane connectors enables multiple sources and drives faster design cycles. Reduces optical interconnect SWaP with rugged MIL-STD qualified, edge-mounted, optical interconnects. Enables ultra-high port bandwidth density of up to 720 Gbps full-duplex in a half-width slot. Simplifies VPX board assembly and rework by eliminating fiber pigtail on edge-mount transceiver. 10G and 28G per channel datarates in TRX, TX-only, and RX-only configurations. Applications VPX single board computing C4ISR embedded systems AESA radars High throughtput Ethernet switches The backplane connector is compatible with VITA 66.3 backplane cutouts and includes springs to ensure a secure MT-to-MT mating connection under extreme shock and vibration conditions Previous Next 1 2 3 4 5 Interactive Animation
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The LightCONEX® series of optical plug-in and backplane module connectors for VPX systems is Smiths Interconnects’ answer to the stringent SWaP requirements of today’s defense applications in which fiber optics are replacing high bandwidth copper interconnects. This VPX series of active, blind-mate optical interconnects solution offers flexibility, light weight, very high bandwidth, and forward compatibility. The LightCONEX active blind-mate optical interconnect is a revolutionary solution for VPX systems that includes a fixed, plug-in module connector and a floating backplane connector compatible with proposed VITA 66.5 standard. Features & Benefits The low-profile plug-in module connector is screwed on the board edge through an interposer, saving board space and eliminating fiber cable handling. The backplane connector has a spring-loaded mechanical transfer (MT) ferrule to ensure a secure optical mating connection under extreme shock and vibration conditions. Increases volumetric density of 3U and 6U high-speed switch and payload VPX boards by integrating optical transceiver into plug-in connector. Intermateability with VITA 66.5-defined backplane connectors enables multiple sources and drives faster design cycles. Reduces optical interconnect SWaP with rugged MIL-STD qualified, edge-mounted, optical interconnects. Enables ultra-high port bandwidth density of up to 720 Gbps full-duplex in a half-width slot. Simplifies VPX board assembly and rework by eliminating fiber pigtail on edge-mount transceiver. 10G and 28G per channel datarates in TRX, TX-only, and RX-only configurations. Applications VPX single board computing C4ISR embedded systems AESA radars High throughtput Ethernet switches The backplane connector is compatible with VITA 66.3 backplane cutouts and includes springs to ensure a secure MT-to-MT mating connection under extreme shock and vibration conditions Previous Next 1 2 3 4 5 Interactive Animation

The LightCONEX® series of optical plug-in and backplane module connectors for VPX systems is Smiths Interconnects’ answer to the stringent SWaP requirements of today’s defense applications in which fiber optics are replacing high bandwidth copper interconnects. This VPX series of active, blind-mate optical interconnects solution offers flexibility, light weight, very high bandwidth, and forward compatibility. The LightCONEX active blind-mate optical interconnect is a revolutionary solution for VPX systems that includes a fixed, plug-in module connector and a floating backplane connector compatible with proposed VITA 66.5 standard.

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The low-profile plug-in module connector is screwed on the board edge through an interposer, saving board space and eliminating fiber cable handling. The backplane connector has a spring-loaded mechanical transfer (MT) ferrule to ensure a secure optical mating connection under extreme shock and vibration conditions.

  • Increases volumetric density of 3U and 6U high-speed switch and payload VPX boards by integrating optical transceiver into plug-in connector.
  • Intermateability with VITA 66.5-defined backplane connectors enables multiple sources and drives faster design cycles.
  • Reduces optical interconnect SWaP with rugged MIL-STD qualified, edge-mounted, optical interconnects.
  • Enables ultra-high port bandwidth density of up to 720 Gbps full-duplex in a half-width slot.
  • Simplifies VPX board assembly and rework by eliminating fiber pigtail on edge-mount transceiver.
  • 10G and 28G per channel datarates in TRX, TX-only, and RX-only configurations.

Applications

  • VPX single board computing
  • C4ISR embedded systems
  • AESA radars
  • High throughtput Ethernet switches

The backplane connector is compatible with VITA 66.3 backplane cutouts and includes springs to ensure a secure MT-to-MT mating connection under extreme shock and vibration conditions


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