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40G/75G/120G Optical Transmitters and Receivers

The SNAP12 family of optical embedded transceivers are affordable, reliable, high-performance embedded optical transceivers with bandwidth up to 120 Gbps. These are well suited for high-bandwidth commercial aerospace systems with the added benefit of reducing aircraft wiring and system weight and bringing fault, EMI/EMC and lightning tolerance.

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Features & Benefits

SNAP12 is a 12-channel pluggable parallel optical transmitter or receiver module with a standard chassis mountable MPO interface. It is a self-contained, electrical to optical converter, which requires no internal fiber management or handling. All modules include state of the art LightABLE™ optical packaging technology. The SNAP12 high-speed rugged modules are used extensively in commercial aerospace for IFEC (in-flight entertainment and connectivity) applications, high-performance computers, and industrial equipment.

  • Performance: up to 10.3125 Gbps/channel
  • Proven: thousands used in IFEC and industrial applications
  • Reliable: rugged construction to provide long life and consistent service
  • Easy to use: Plug & Play – Standard MPO/MTP® optical interconnect
  • Interoperable: SNAP12 MSA compliant
  • Commercial (0°C to 70°C) operating temperature range


  • 12-channel transmitter
  • 12-channel receiver



The use of the SNAP12 brings numerous advantages over traditional copper interconnects such as:

  • Ability to distribute uncompressed video
  • ​Reduced wiring and system weight
  • Fault tolerance
  • EMI/EMC and lightning tolerane


Drawing of SNAP12
Drawing of SNAP12 module. Dimensions are given in mm.

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