Military Embedded Systems

Reflex Photonics launches a new blind mate active optical interconnect product line compatible with VITA and SOSA standards.


July 11, 2019

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

KIRKLAND, Montreal, Canada. Reflex Photonics has launched a line of LightCONEX active optical blind mate interconnects compatible with the upcoming VITA 66.5 standard and supported by the Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA) consortium.

Reflex Photonics is launching its style B and style C, both compatible with VITA 67.3 type C, D, and E standard apertures; these VITA 67.3 apertures can be populated with modules that are either single active, dual active/passive, or a combination of optical and RF coaxial connectors. This flexibility will be particularly attractive to integrators that need to combine multiple I/O interfaces while keeping size, weight, and power (SWaP) at the minimum.

Based on the OpenVPX standards 65.0, the LightCONEX solution for VPX systems is a revolutionary blind mate optical interconnect that includes a fixed active plug-in module connector and a floating backplane connector. A low-profile LightCONEX plug-in optical module is screwed on the board edge and is part of the mating connector, saving board space and eliminating fiber cable handling. The LightCONEX backplane connector is spring-loaded to secure MT-to-MT mating connection. The rugged LightCONEX assembly ensures error-free data transmission under severe shock, vibration, and temperature.

For additional information contact Jean-François Cyr -- [email protected]



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