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SpaceABLE 10G SL Series 4TRX, 12TX, and 12RX

Radiation-resistant optical transceivers

The SpaceABLE® 10G SM Series radiation resistant transceivers are engineered to withstand radiation doses >100 krad (Si). The low profile SpaceABLE 10G SL Series screw-in module mounts to the board via an LGA connector (interposer). It is offered as a (4+4)-lane transceiver, a 12-channel transmitter, or a 12-channel receiver. All modules operate at 10.3125 Gbps per channel over a recommended operating temperature range of –40 ºC to 85 ºC at ultra-low bit error rates of 10-12.

Features & Benefits

  • Small: Less than 6 mm high (module and interposer)
  • Rugged: withstand radiation doses >100 krad (Si) and qualified per MIL-STD 883 shock and vibration
  • Expected life: up to 20 years
  • Performance: up to 10.3125 Gbps/channel over a recommended operating temperature range of –40 ºC to 85 ºC
  • Sensitivity: –9 dBm for BER 10–12
  • Low power consumption: 115 mW/lane (<10 pJ per bit)
  • 4 TRX (4+4)-lane per device (40G, full duplex)
  • 12 TX or 12 RX channel per device (120G, half duplex)
  • Multimode 850 nm wavelength laser
  • Over 100 m reach on OM3 ribbon fiber
  • Standard MT parallel fiber connector
  • RoHS
  • Equalizer, pre-emphasis, adjustable output
  • Monitoring: LOS, RSSI, temperature, etc.
  • Attaches to system board with 1.55 mm LGA interposer

Applications

  • High-throughput communication satellites
  • LEO satellite constellations
  • GEO satellites (with extended lifetime option)
  • Board-to-board and payload-to-payload connections
  • High I/O density, high BW communication links
SpaceABLE 10G SL

Drawing of SpaceABLE 10G SL. Dimensions are given in mm.

Fiber assignment of SpaceABLE 10G SL 4TRX
Fiber assignment of SpaceABLE 10G SL 4TRX
Fiber assignment of SpaceABLE 10G SL 12TX and 12RX
Fiber assignment of SpaceABLE 10G SL 12TX and 12RX

Space Qualification Tests

Test summary

  • Proton testing: Total Non-Ionizing Dose (TNID)
  • Heavy ion testing: Single Event Effect & Latch-up (SEE and SEL)
  • Gamma Ray using Cobalt-60: Total Ionizing Dose (TID)
  • Random vibration: NASA GEVS, GSFC-STD-7000A
  • TVAC: Vacuum < 5E-5 hPa
  • Outgassing: ECSS-Q-ST-70-02C

LightABLE qualifications

  • 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

References

Stephen Buchner, Paul Marshall, Scott Kniffin and Ken LaBel. “Proton testing guidelines”, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, 2002.
Doug Sinclair and Jonathan Dyer. “Radiation Effects and COTS Parts in SmallSats”, SSC, 2013.

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