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VITA 66.1 Connectors Overview


MULTIGIG RT 66 Ruggedized Optical System for VITA 66.1
The Ruggedized Optical Backplane Interconnect (Supports VITA 66.1 Standard) 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 accomodating up to 24 fiber paths. Other options are available using industry standard ARINC 801 fiber terminus and TE’s Expanded Beam, ProBeam interface in a four-fiber configuration.

    Key Features
  • Connectors accomodate up to two MT ferrules
  • Receptacle (backplane) connector includes two robust quide pins for blind-mating
  • Receptacle connector insert floats
  • Locating post features
  • Receptacle designed to maximize optical performance
  • Plug (daughtercard) connector housing contains a slot feature to facilitate cleaning the MT interfaces
  • Connector mounting screws contain pre-applied Nylok patch to withstand vibration
  • Common protective cover is made of anti-static material
    Applications
  • Military Aerospace
  • GeoPhysical
  • Commercial Aerospace

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