Optoelectronic (Photonic) PCB-Mount Tx, Rx, Xcvr Modules for Use in Ethernet, High-Speed Video, and Data Storage Applications in Commercial Aircraft, Military Aerospace, Outer Space, Defense, and Other Harsh Environments

Rugged copper-to-fiber optical transceiver technologies — including four to twelve channel parallel optic modules — with high-speed density and signal integrity up to 25 Gbps per lane and beyond

Optoelectronic (Photonic) PCB-Mount Tx, Rx, Xcvr Modules

Optoelectronics (also referred to as photonics) are various forms of optical transceivers / receiver modules, copper-to-fiber media converters, "active" optical connectors and cables and other devices used to convert digital electrical signals in electronic equipment into optical signals for high-bandwidth, long-distance transmission. In free-space, aerospace and other demanding environments, optoelectronics are ruggedized for resistance to radiation, temperature extremes, vibration and shock.

These harsh-environment media conversion technologies — leveraging MIL-DTL-38999 (M29504), Series 80 Mighty Mouse, GFOCA, ARINC 801, MIL-PRF-28876, MT and other high-performance fiber optic connector technologies — reduce size and weight, and improve the performance of Ethernet, Video and High-Speed Digital in commercial and military avionic applications by leveraging the strengths of both electrical and fiber optic transmission media. Solutions include parallel optic as well as RF-over-fiber technologies. Signature size #8 cavity insert transmitter and receiver contacts for I/O panel-mount MIL-DTL-38999 connectors move optical-electrical conversion off crowded circuit boards saving space and reducing PCB complexity.

Slideshow Presentations

Glenair Signature Series
Rugged Photonic Transceiver Modules
Photonic Transmitter and Receiver Contacts
Ethernet Copper-to-Fiber Media Converters
High-Speed Video Copper-to-Fiber Media Converters
Aggregated Signal Copper-to-Fiber Media Converters
Hybrid Opto-Electronic Ethernet Switches
Fiber Optics and Photonics for Aerospace Applications

Fiber Optics and Photonics for Aerospace Applications

Harsh-Environment Fiber Optic Connectors and Cable Assemblies
Plus Ruggedized Aerospace-Grade Photonics, Parallel Optic Tx Rx and Xcvr Modules, RF-Over-Fiber Solutions and More
  • eBook
  • PDF (Two-page spreads)
  • PDF (Single pages, print-friendly)
Photonics for Space Applications

Photonics for Space Applications

  • eBook
  • PDF (Two-page spreads)
  • PDF (Single pages, print-friendly)
Multi-Gigabit Optoelectronic Datalinks for Mission-Critical Applications

Multi-Gigabit Optoelectronic Datalinks for Mission-Critical Applications

An Introductory Primer for "The Rest of Us"

Digital Optoelectronic Transceivers, Transmitters and Receivers

Glenair PCB-mount transceivers are embedded harsh-environment equivalents to SFP, SFP+, QSFP+, and QSFP28 transceivers, but with mechanical design suited to the harsh-temperature and vibration environments found in free-space optical data links, onboard satellite data links, RF, and other military and aerospace applications. Selected Tx, Rx and Xcvr modules have survived high levels of gamma, proton, and heavy ion radiation testing and are suitable for use in space applications, such as communications satellites.

Glenair digital PCB-mount optical transceivers support both multimode 850 nm and 1310 nm links, as well as singlemode CWDM and DWDM applications. Transceivers support Digital Monitoring Interface (DMI) features in accordance with SFF 8472. Both VCSEL and DFB laser formats supported. Module types include parallel optical, RF-over-fiber, BiDi, SMPTE, and others.

Glenair ruggedized RF transceivers support signal transmission at frequencies from 2 MHz to > 20 GHz. Glenair parallel optical transceivers deliver up to 25 Gbps per channel high-speed data for fiber optic datalinks. Heat tolerant and compatible with conduction cooling for space applications, the transceivers are supplied as pluggable printed circuit board mount devices and interface to industry-standard MTP fiber optic interconnections.

An interactive PCB-Mount Photonic Tx, Rx, and Xcvr Module Selection Guide simplifies selection and linked access to detailed module speculations.

PCB-Mount Transceivers, Transmitters and Receivers

PCB-Mount Transceivers, Transmitters and Receivers

Surface-mount optoelectronic interconnect/board assemblies for rugged vibration and shock applications. Featured module types include four- and twelve-channel parallel optics, SMPTE video, 10Gb/s Ethernet, as well as RF-over-fiber.
Size #8 Cavity Optoelectronic Transmitter and Receiver Contacts

Size #8 Cavity Optoelectronic Transmitter and Receiver Contacts

1.25 mm ARINC 801, 2.5 mm ELIO®, and 1.25 mm LuxCis® integrated solutions for Size 8 Cavity Inserts
Patent Pending
Optoelectronic Connectors and Modules

Optoelectronic Connectors and Modules

Series 80 Mighty Mouse and MIL-DTL-38999 type connectors and accessories with integrated transmitters and receivers
Patent Pending

RF over Fiber Media Converters

RF Over Fiber Media Converters

RF Over Fiber Media Converters

  • Antenna Signal Distribution
  • Ground Terminal & Intra-Facility Links
  • Electronic Warfare (EW) Systems
  • Phased Array Antenna Systems

Copper-to-Fiber Media Converters

Ethernet Media Converters

Ethernet Media Converters

Electrical/fiber optic Ethernet Media Converters leveraging D38999 Series III, Series 80 Mighty Mouse, Glenair GFOCA hermaphroditic, and 28876 power, signal, and fiber optic connectors
Video Media Converters

Video Media Converters

Electrical/fiber optic Video Media Converters leveraging D38999 Series III, and Glenair High Density (GHD) power, signal, and fiber optic connectors
Aggregated Signal Media Converters

Aggregated Signal Media Converters

Multiple signal type aggregation to high datarate fiber optics

Ethernet Switches

Rugged Ethernet Switches

Rugged Ethernet Switches

Unmanaged and SMART (customer configurable) Ethernet Switches and Breakout Cables. Standard connector interfaces include high-performance size-and-weight-saving Glenair Series 805 Mighty Mouse and M28876 fiber optic connectors.