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Optical amplifier/splitter for 6U OpenVPX platforms

14th May 2019
Alex Lynn

Manufacturer of integrated systems, embedded boards, enabling software and application-ready platforms, VadaTech, has announced the VPX981. The VPX981 is an optical amplifier/splitter module for use in 6U OpenVPX platforms requiring signal distribution over fibre (VTX350 as an example). 

An optical signal received from front-panel LC1 is amplified then split to provide 92 outputs (90 to the rear via MT ferrules and two to the front via LC UPC connectors). Fibre output to the backplane is via VITA 66.1 connectors, a high-density, blind-mate optical interconnect.

Power matching between outputs is within +/- 1dB and all optical I/O is over single-mode 1,551nm fibres. The module draws power from the P0 connector which also provides a Serial Port for control. 

The VT981 is suitable for environments requiring MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-167-1A, such as rugged embedded computing, radar and electronic warfare systems.

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