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Quad-port hybrid transceiver targets avionics apps

Posted: 19 Jan 2007     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:transceiver  Fibre Channel  avionics  Stratos  hybrid transceiver 

HTP-TR4 quad-port hybrid transceiver from Stratos Optical

Stratos Optical Technologies has developed the HTP-TR4 quad-port hybrid transceiver, a rugged component-level unit for 1-2.5Gbps multi-mode optical data link applications.

According to Stratos, the quad-port hybrid combines three key design features for avionics equipment. They include a 1-inch² footprint that fits within a maximum height of 0.235 inches, full compliance with 1x/2x Fibre Channel standards, and ruggedness that will withstand avionics vibration and shock requirements.

The quad-port hybrid is designed to be insertion-mounted with 6.81kg of force to a surface-mount BGA socket soldered to the application card. The socket includes an integrated retaining clip for high-vibration environments. The device can be removed from the BGA socket with a special tool.

The optical interface of the quad port hybrid is a polyimide optical flex pigtail cable terminated into an industry standard 1x12 MT connector. The device may be customised to have different optical flex lengths, custom within flex routing, or use alternate types of fibre termini such as ST, SC or MIL-T-29504.

The quad-port hybrid also contains an embedded processor with an interface that allows the application layer to control the power level of each transmit channel, read the receive strength on each receive channel and perform low-level diagnostic tests.

The HTP-TR4 is expected to be available for production procurement by April 2007, and priced at Rs.1.03 lakh ($2,280) each for multi-year program production quantities above 1,000-pieces per year.

- Ismini Scouras

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