Optical transceivers, or optical modules, are used wherever higher volumes of data need to be sent and received. Optical modules are perfect for massive, effective data transfers in data centres and telecom applications across short or long distances.
An optical module is a photoelectric converter that transforms electrical signals into optical signals and vice versa. It is a crucial component in fiber-optic communication. One of the essential parts of the fibre communication system is an optical module, which operates at the physical layer of the OSI model.
A common type of optical transceiver used in high-bandwidth data communications applications is called an optical module. Optical modules often have an optical interface on one side that connects to the outside world through a fibre optic connection and an electrical interface on the other side that connects to the inside of the system.
A multi-source agreement is frequently used by an interested group to specify the form factor and electrical interface (MSA). Optical modules can be plugged into either an on-board connector or a front panel socket.
An electrical interface module that implements either an active or passive electrical link to the outside world can occasionally replace the optical module. Manufacturing and utilising optical modules are supported by a sizable industry.
The Global Optical Modules Market accounted for $XX Billion in 2023 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2023 to 2030.
New Optical Modules from TE Connectivity are Available for Embedded Systems
For VPX-based embedded computing systems in military applications that demand higher bandwidth and radio frequency (RF) signalling, TE Connectivity has unveiled a new line of optical hybrid modules.
The NanoRF series modules offer high-density RF and optical connections and are perfect for small-footprint applications requiring high-frequency RF and optical signals, such as radar, electronic warfare (EW), missile guidance, and tactical communications.
The NanoRF optical hybrid module’s cable mechanical transfer (MT) and edge-mount transceivers offer additional modularity and implementation options.
Multiple slot profiles and connection modules added to the VITA 65.0 and VITA 65.1 compliant backplanes and board-level profiles provide intermateability and interoperability among VPX vendors. The VITA 66.5 draught standard, set to be published, defines NanoRF optical hybrid modules.
The strategic design by TE incorporates a floating insert on the backplane side that houses optical MTs in addition to NanoRF connections. This enables the maximum density possible within a VPX slot by precisely aligning the RF contacts and MTs prior to engagement.
The connector modules are available in basecard and mezzanine edge mount or cable choices, and they have a rated frequency of 85 GHz and a mechanical temperature range of -55°C to +125°C.
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