Amphenol Aerospace LightConex™ Optical VPX Interconnects

Amphenol Aerospace LightConex™ Optical VPX Interconnects are a space-efficient, cable-eliminating solution that integrates a 40Gbps optical transceiver into the module connector. The low 6.5mm profile module connector is offered as a 4-channel transceiver, a 12-channel transmitter, or a 12-channel receiver. An LGA connector mounts the connector module to the board. These module connectors operate in a -40° to +85°C temperature range at 10Gbps per lane with ultra-low 10- to 15-bit error rates. This series also includes a low-profile backplane connector that acts as a drop-in replacement for the standard Vita66.4 connector. The backplane connector is designed with springs to absorb external force while maintaining a consistent MT to MT connection. Amphenol Aerospace LightConex Optical VPX Interconnects are also ideal for phased array radars and single processing computers.


  • Module connectors
    • MIL STD 883
    • Moisture sealed
    • 14mm x 23mm x 6mm (D x W x H)
    • 10Gbps/ch bandwidth
    • -40°C to +85°C operating temperature range
    • 300m, multi-mode reach
    • 10-15 BER
    • 1.2W lower power 
    • CML data interface
    • LGA board mount
    • Configurations: 4TRx, 12Tx, 12Rx, 12TRx
  • Backplane connectors
    • Vita66.4 drop-in replacement
    • Spring loaded MT
    • Coarse and fine alignment
    • Low 10mm profile


  • VPX single-board computers
  • Phased array radars
  • Single-processing computers
Publicado: 2018-08-30 | Actualizado: 2022-08-03