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Rugged transceivers

Rugged transceivers are intrinsically robust making them the ideal choice for the most demanding environment. The sealed optical path guarantees optimum performances over high temperature and humidity ranges. LightABLE™ based products can be surface mounted and meet the strictest shock and vibration requirements for industrial and military applications.


Rugged transceivers

Mechanical integrity

Vibration test per MIL-STD-883

  • Simple harmonic motion
  • 20 Hz to 2000 Hz
  • 20 G peak acceleration
  • 4 times in each axis
  • BER <10-12 maintained

Mechanical shock per MIL-STD-883

  • Shock pulsed of 500 G
  • Pulse duration 0.5 ms
  • 5 repetitions
  • 6 spatial orientations
Vibration Testing Video

Live fiber pull test

  • 1 kg weight attached to cable
  • 10 min observation time: BER <10-12 maintained

Thermal shock

  • 20 cycles
  • 0 ºC to 100 ºC
  • Dwell time: 10 min

Environmental testing

Temperature cycling

  • Cycling range: -40 ºC to 85 ºC
  • Cycling ramp: 10 ºC per min
  • 1000 cycles
  • Mil-STD-883E Method 103B

Damp heat

  • Temperature and humidity test
  • MIL-STD-202G, Method 103B
  • 500 h at 85 ºC and 85 % RH

Temperature stress

  • Cold storage: -57 ºC
  • Hot storage: 125 ºC

Reflow test

  • Lead (Sn-Pb)
  • RoHS


  • Vibration tests per MIL-STD-883, Method 2007.3.
  • Mechanical shock tests per MIL-STD-883, Method 2002.4.
  • Thermal shock tests per MIL-STD-883, Method 1011.9.
  • Damp heat tests per MIL-STD-202, Method 103B.
  • Cold storage tests per MIL-STD-810, Method 502.5.
  • Thermal cycling tests per MIL-STD-883, Method 1010.8.

Module or transceiver used in this application