New Product: ParaByte Fiber Optic Transceivers


High density, versatile rugged Parallel fiber optic transceivers

These rugged transceivers enable TE to integrate actives and connectivity, and position us as a complete solution provider to our customers in the Aerospace, Defense and Marine markets. TE is now able to offer end-to-end ribbon fiber optical solutions that include both active 12.5 Gbps optical transceivers and passive optical connectivity.

August 28, 2018

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, is pleased to announce the release of its new ParaByte transceiver. The release of this rugged parallel optical transceiver marks TE’s first launch of an optical transceiver capable of achieving 10+ GB/s while also meeting standards for rugged performance.

Through the addition of this high-speed transceiver, TE is now a one-stop source for rugged fiber optic (RFO) solutions, simplifying procurement for customers.

The ParaByte transceiver’s parallel 12-fiber ribbon cable design is mateable and helps support speeds of up to 12.5 GB/s per channel. Designed to fit standard interface platforms, each transceiver is ruggedized, built and qualified in accordance with rigorous MIL-STD-833, -202 and -810 specifications. Its noteworthy, very small and dense design also saves space, since these transceivers can fit inside a single VPX or VITA chassis.

“We’re proud to offer end-to-end optical solutions that now include active 12.5 GB/s transceivers,” said Mark Benton, RFO active products manager for TE’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine division. “As a one-stop source for RFO solutions, we can help simplify purchasing by providing product support and warranty all through TE.”

ParaByte transceivers are available in parallel mid board, pluggable mezzanine and VITA 66 blind mate configurations with the option for 12 Tx, 12 Rx or 4 Tx and 4 Rx modules.

About TE

TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS.

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