TE Connectivity’s new Ruggedized Optical Backplane Interconnect System is now available in Europe at TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. The TE Connectivity Ruggedized Optical Backplane Interconnect System features a fibre-optic ribbon cable that feeds through the backplane to removable system modules using MT ferrules. It provides a high-density, blind-mate optical interconnect in a backplane/daughercard configuration and meets the requirements of high-bandwidth computing applications such as high-definition video images requiring optical infrastructure in adverse environments. Other suitable applications include vehicle electronics, radar, secure communications systems, avionics, imaging and targeting, processing and aerospace and defence applications.
Designed to maximize optical performance, the TE Connectivity Ruggedized Optical Backplane Connector System is available in two sizes for versatility: full-size VITA 66.1 modules accommodating two MT ferrules and VITA 66.4 modules which are half width and hold a single MT ferrule. For high performance, the receptacle connector insert floats relative to the shell, providing ±0.25mm planar floating alignment capability. Reliability is ensured with features such as connector mounting screws with pre-applied Nylok patches to help withstand vibration and locating posts to help ensure proper position on the backplane and module boards. Blind mating is enabled with the use of robust guide pins. A further feature of the system is easy cleaning of the MT interfaces via a slot in the housing.
Specifications include durability to 100 cycles, tested per EIQ-445-21 and shock of 50G, saw tooth, 11ms pulse duration, tested per TIA/EIA-455-14 condition E. Operating temperature is -20degC to +85degC.
About TTI, Inc.
TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is one of the world’s leading specialist distributors of passive, connector, electromechanical, discrete, power and sensor components. TTI’s philosophy is "Lead by Design", and the company differentiates itself by focusing on people, parts and process. TTI in Europe strives to be the distributor of choice for customers and suppliers alike by introducing new product technologies and by stocking broad and deep inventory across its franchise base. TTI’s sophisticated inventory management system ensures the ability to service changes in demand due to fluctuating markets and supply chains. For more information about TTI, please visit www.ttieurope.com.