Designed to address the harsh environment market need for a retrofit solution designed to significantly reduce size and weight requirements in space applications, the OPTO-FIRE™ “optic core” offers a replacement for traditional copper cabling while delivering improved data transfer performance.
Designed and manufactured in the U.K., the APITech OPTO-FIRE™ micro-optical transceiver can be incorporated to improve critical data communication systems in space applications where data transfer reliability is critical.
Optical Fibre is up to 90% lighter and 70% lower in volume than traditional copper cabling. It can also carry up to 10 times the data over much longer distances without the signal reduction associated with copper. Optical Fibre is also non-conductive and insensitive to electromagnetic effects, making it perfect for use in next generation satellite technology.
OPTO-FIRE™ Evaluation Kit
This kit enables customers to easily evaluate the performance of APITech’s OPTO-FIRE™ range of products in their system/application.
APITech have developed evaluation kits, which enables lab replication/ evaluation of either single ended optical performance or full optical link within system applications.
They can be used in electrical and optical performance testing for all OPTO-FIRE™ products across the full temperature range.
The test board and socket are utilised for both product electrical burn in (100oC for 240hrs biased) and final product testing. During product qualification testing for steady state (100oC for 2000hrs), mechanical shock, vibration testing (active) and temperature cycling.
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