Alignment Tolerant Optical Connector with Active Regenerative Element

Period of Performance: 09/08/2006 - 10/09/2011


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Ultra Communications, Inc.
990 Park Center Drive, Suite H Array
Vista, CA 92081
Principal Investigator


We are developing a technology that embeds optical transceivers within backplane connectors. The goal is increase the bandwidth-density available in backplane (or board-to-board) connectors. The optical channels will operate at data rates of 10 Gbps on a 250 micron pitch. The first target application is a stackable PCB connectors for PCI Express data communications within missile applications.