TE Connectivity (TE), announced 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.

For more information on TE’s ParaByte transceiver, visit the product page or contact the Product Information Center at 1-800-522-6752.  Learn more about TE’s advanced connectivity solutions for the aerospace, defense and marine industries.