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Reflex Photonics LightABLE embedded transceivers demonstrate their ruggedness with successful Accelerated Life Testing

Reflex Photonics

Kirkland (Montréal), April 24, 2017: Reflex Photonics is proud to announce that its LightABLE(tm) LH Series SR4 full-duplex 4 lane transceiver have proven they can withstand 2000 hours of "Lifetime Test" with no degradation of their performance. The successful completion of this industry-standard test is a first step in Reflex Photonics' comprehensive space qualification program for its rugged transceivers.

These units were tested against Reflex Photonics’ final production test procedure on all 8 channels, at different intervals, and at 3 different operating temperatures: ∴0 °C, 23 °C, and 85 °C. Even after 2000 hours of exposure to 100 °C temperatures, the LightABLE units maintained their high operational performance.

This result confirms the long-term reliability of the Reflex Photonics LightABLE transceivers and the suitability of these products for field deployment in harsh environments such as those found in military and space applications.

The LightABLE products are parallel optic interconnects operating at 10 Gbps per lane and offering the following features: small SWaP, operation over a large temperature range

(-40 °C to 85 °C), storage temperature from -57 °C to 125 °C. The LightABLE can be surface mounted or plugged on a board, and will support high temperature reflow process and operation with a link budget better than 13 dB.

Dr. Jocelyn Lauzon, V.P. Engineering at Reflex Photonics adds:

When products are exposed to temperature stresses in the field, Accelerated Life Testing is used to simulate product life. In order to accelerate aging, products are tested at temperatures above that of their normal operating temperature. Defects or failure that would only show up after many years in the field at normal operating temperatures can be detected in short times in an Accelerated Life Test.