Optical and Electrical PCBA Design and Development
Embedded Subsystems are controllers — typically furnished as integrated printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) — that perform a specific task or tasks as part of a lager system, for example as a network router, Ethernet switch, GPS controller or some other dedicated computing function within a larger device.
The design and fabrication of Embedded Subsystem assemblies is a critical in-house capability at Glenair where ruggedized, temperature, vibration, and shock-tolerant PCBAs are key components in many of our turnkey electronic and photonic systems including USB hubs, Ethernet switches, optical media converters, aggregators and other embedded electronic and optoelectronic LRUs. Our in-house Embedded Systems Center of Excellence offers Nadcap accreditation for special processes, full component-level documentation, as well as comprehensive acceptance testing.
For electronic and optoelectronic systems designed for aerospace, battlefield gear, avionics, defense, energy, industrial and other harsh application environments, we bring professional levels of expertise and focus to all aspects of design and packaging. Stringent environmental, electromagnetic, and mechanical stress specifications are adhered to, including:
- MIL-STD-810G vibration and shock
- MIL-STD-461 electromagnetic shielding
- MIL-STD-1275 land vehicle power/EMI management
- MIL-STD 704 aircraft power/EMI management
- DO 160 commercial aerospace environmental, mechanical, and electromagnetic protection
Acceptance test stations and software, leveraging LabView, Visual Basic and other tools, have been developed in-house by Glenair to support comprehensive board qualification and testing.
- Embedded Subsystem Electronics and Optoelectronics @ Glenair / January 2016
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Market Focus: Smaller, Lighter, Faster, Stronger
Rugged Miniaturized Systems
Our specific expertise applies to highly miniaturized systems suited for applications such as ground soldier systems, where attention to size and weight is paramount. The Glenair Electronic Systems Team is fully equipped for all aspects of schematic capture, PCB layout, FPGA development and firmware design for micro miniature applications.
High-Speed Datalink Protocols
Many high-speed data transmission protocols rely on impedance controlled transmission lines, EMI shielding and exacting management of trace paths and board densities. Glenair is able to support these high-speed electrical and optical requirements for the broad range of common protocols, including 10G Ethernet and USB 3.0. Other core application capabilities include electrical-to-optical Ethernet media conversion, multiplexed signal aggregation, RF over fiber data transmission, soldier communications and computing subsystems, device power management, Ethernet and/or USB switching, routing and more.
Ruggedized FMC connectivity PCBA designed for modular incorporation into Ethernet, Fibrechannel, and/or DVI, SMPTE video system applications
High-Speed, Small Form-Factor
Small form-factor soldier-worn data hub and power distribution module with Series 80 Mighty Mouse interconnects
Data Aggregation and Switching
Complex PCBA and interconnect assembly with programmable electronics for a high-speed data aggregation application
Embedded Systems Group Center of Excellence
Glenair's ability to support the entire range of Mil-Aero system engineering deliverables – from requirements capture and derivation to system architecting and management – makes us an ideal partner for OEMs looking to outsource these activities to a trusted supplier.