Optical Backplane

By TE Connectivity Aerospace, Defense and Marine 231

Optical Backplane

TE Connectivity’s (TE) ruggedized optical backplane interconnect system provides a high-density, blind-mate optical interconnect in a backplane/daughtercard configuration. The fiber optic (ribbon) cable interconnect is fed through the backplane to removable system modules using MT ferrules. TE offers the optical system in both a receptacle (backplane) and mating plug (daughtercard) connectors which interconnect up to two MT ferrules, each accommodating up to 24 fiber paths.

  • Supports VITA 66.1 standard
  • Receptacle designed to maximize optical performance
  • Connectors accommodate up to two MT ferrules
  • Locating post features helps ensure proper position on the backplane and module boards
  • Common protective cover is made of anti-static material
  • Plug (daughtercard) connector housing contains a slot feature to facilitate cleaning the MT interfaces
  • Receptacle (backplane) connector includes two robust guide pins for blind-mating
  • Receptacle connector insert floats relative to the shell, providing ±0.25 mm planar floating alignment capability
  • Connector mounting screws contain pre-applied Nylok patch to withstand vibration
  • Embedded computing
  • Avionics and vetronics
  • Secure communications
  • Processing
  • Radar
  • Imaging and targeting