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Affordable, reliable, high-performance embedded optical transceivers with bandwidth up to 120 Gbps.

Engineers working on today’s high bandwidth industrial systems know that optical interconnect is the only viable option to link all those systems. Optical modules need to be easily integrated, offer flexible electrical and optical interfaces and reliable performance. Reflex Photonics is offering optical transceivers aimed at the industrial market with the LightVISION line of products. These embedded industrial transceivers are extremely rugged and deliver bandwidth in excess of 120 Gbps in a chip size part.

Rugged embedded transceivers advantages

Ease of integration

  • Low profile: 5 mm high
  • Small footprint: 1.3 cm × 1.3 cm
  • Flexible optical and electrical interfaces
  • Power: Less than 100 mW per lane

Ruggedness

  • Operating temp.: -40 °C to 100 °C
  • Storage temp.: -57 °C to 125 °C
  • Shock and vibration resistance: BGA mount
  • Moisture resistance: sealed

Performance

  • BW: 120/40 Gbps
  • Link budget: greater than 13 dB
  • Receiver sensitivity: -12dBm
  • BER: 10-12
  • Reach: greater than 300 m

Test fleet data gathering for AI training of future Level 5 autonomous vehicle

High bandwidth needs calls for optical. The data collection network and computing systems of these vehicles are expected to:

  • Connect LIDAR and radars.
  • Connect high-resolution cameras.
  • Provide centralized processing power and storage.
  • Operate in harsh environments.

Suitable transceivers

Optical interconnect for high-speed, high-bandwidth 10GigE and 40GigE cameras

  • 40GigE camera integrator are now offering cameras that integrate optical module capable of >40 Gbps electro-optical conversion.
  • Optical link is the only viable solution to transfer the information generated by these high-bandwidth devices from the sensor to servers or computers.
  • The LightVISION gives camera designers the ability to envision more compact and more reliable product that can be deployed in harsh environments.

Suitable transceivers

High speed SEM based defect review system

  • SEM based semiconductor defect review system integrators need to integrate sensors that have high resolution and high frame rates.
  • Intelligent machine with real-time adaptive process also rely on faster and better data transfer.
  • These advanced systems have to transfer more data form the sensor to their computer.
  • For data integrity, link reliability, and error-free data transfer at rates superior to 10 Gbps, optical link becomes the only viable solution.

Suitable transceivers

High speed SEM based defect review system

Research

  • Advanced measurement systems
  • Thousands of sensors generating signals
  • Harsh environment requirements 
  • Rugged and reliable design
  • EMI immunity
  • Research infrastructures like LHC Super Colliders

Suitable transceivers

High speed SEM based defect review system

Smart, connected cities

  • Connect high resolution camera to embedded computer to monitor traffic and transportation systems.
  • Connect sensors to monitor electromagnetic emissions, air pollution, water quality, gas and water leaks.
  • Interconnect urban services such as waste management, public safety, street lights to enhance quality, performance and interactivity of urban services.

Suitable transceivers