Chicago, ILStratos Lightwave LLC announced a family of ruggedized Small Form Factor (SFF) optical transceivers which are compliant with industry-standard MSA 2x5 footprint and packaging requirements.
These transceivers are the first SFF units available from any major manufacturer which are constructed to IPC Class 3 standards and are validated for compliance with MIL-STD-810E. The ruggedized SFF transceivers are designed to provide the speed and security of fiber optic communications, with the durability and reliability necessary for military and avionics applications.
Unlike commercial off-the-shelf SFF transceivers, these units need no additional re-work or testing to meet the requirements of military and avionics standards. They are designed, constructed, and tested specifically for these markets.
They are available in LED- and VCSEL-based versions. The LED version operates at 1310nm and it is fully-compliant with the IEEE 803.2u Fast Ethernet standard, although they can operate at any data rate from 1Mbits/s to 300Mbits/s. This transceiver operates with multimode fiber, and it supports data links up to 2km (1.2 miles).
The VCSEL-based transceiver operates at 850nm, and it is intended for Gigabit Ethernet, 1xFibre Channel, or InfiniBand. It also operates using multimode fiber for data links up to 550m (1600ft).
Both units are guaranteed for operation over the industrial temperature range of -40 to +85degC, and their designs are also characterized for operational design margin from -55 to +95deg and higher. The transceivers are housed in all-metal enclosures equipped with industry-standard duplex multimode LC receptacles. In addition to meeting MIL-STD-810E testing for cold soak, hot soak, thermal cycling, and 3-axis vibration, these units are also analyzed for reliability using MIL-HDBK-217FN2 guidelines.
Available options include Parylene C conformal coating on the internal transceiver circuits, data rates up to 3.125Gbits/s, and single mode versions of certain models.
Pricing varies for these SFF transceivers, but it starts at $100.00 each for an LED transceiver in single piece quantities. Units are in production now. Click here for data sheet.
Stratos Lightwave LLC,
+1 800-323-6858, www.stratoslightwave.com