Ruggedized Optical Backplane Connector System

TE Connectivity
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TE Connectivity announces the Ruggedized Optical Backplane Interconnect System, meeting the needs of high-bandwidth computing applications such as high-definition video images requiring optical infrastructure in adverse environments. This system fully complies with VITA 66.1/ANSI and 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.  


  • Comply with VITA 66-1 standard
  • Ensure proper position on the backplane and module boards with locating posts
  • Maximize optical performance with optimized receptacle design
  • Accommodate up to two MT ferrules
  • Facilitate cleaning of MT interfaces with plug (daughtercard) connector housing slot feature
  • Enable blind-mating with robust guide pins
  • Withstand vibration with mounting screws containing pre-applied Nylok patch


  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Embedded Computing
  • Avionics and Vetronics (vehicle and electronics)
  • Processing
  • Radar
  • Imaging and Targeting