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Updated: Jan 12, 2022


An optical transceiver, sometimes called a fiber optic transceiver, is an interconnect component that can transmit and receive data. It consists of two main parts: a transmitter and receiver. This critical component uses fiber optic technology to convert electrical signals to light signals and vice versa.

Optical transceivers are used in most industries, and they are of utmost importance in telecom applications due to their ability to transport high levels of data over a network. This versatile component can either be plugged into or embedded into a network device. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Different types of optical transceivers are defined by form factors.

Radiall offers a range optical transceiver form factors that are ideal for harsh environments. They provide high performance and reliability to a wide variety of applications.

Radiall’s Optical Transceivers

These products operate in a large temperature range (-40 to +90° C) and are available with a variety of options. There are several package options offered including, surface mount, pluggable and multi-source agreements as well as specific custom packages which cover bit rates up to 10 Gbps.

  • S-Light optical transceivers are among the world's smallest transceivers for severe environment applications. They are the perfect match for endpoint equipment and sensors, where low power consumption and small board real estate are key.

  • D-Light optical transceivers are available in 2, 4 or 12 channel counts. The D-Light family offers the highest channel integration density. This family has been designed for direct integration with high-speed FPGAs and SERDES to enable state-of-the-art data and signal processing applications. The D-Light family is available in 40 Gbps, 120 Gbps and above.

  • WildcatFMC enhances the modularity of FPGA boards equipped with mezzanine VITA 57 by providing a plug-in, turn-key, multi-channel optical interface. The FPGA board can achieve high-speed I/O for applications that require massive data-transfer without long and expansive redesign. The core of the WildcatFMC board is made of 10+ G range D-Lightsys® optical transceivers, running up to 12 Gbps. The ultra-compact package of these components complies with the FMC standard form factor, even for boards handling 24 optical channels. WildcatFMC meets the military and aerospace environmental constraints and fulfills the MIL standard specs.

These transceivers are compatible with a broad choice of electrical and optical interfaces, making them suitable for any application that requires high performance and robustness.

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