Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference

Sheraton Framingham
April 8, 2015

Where: Sheraton Framingham
1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA
When: April 8, 2015
Presentation on April 8, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM:
Optical Links Boost Real-Time System Performance
Contact: Steve Kirk (
(978) 369-8499
Fax: (978) 369-7612

Come and Visit Us at Our Booth!

on Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Exhibits are open from 8:30am - 5:00pm

Also don't forget to attend Pentek's Seminar

on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm:

Optical Links Boost Real-Time System Performance

Presented By Rodger Hosking, Vice-president, Pentek, Inc.

Optical interfaces for gigabit serial links between real-time embedded system components offer significant advantages over traditional copper solutions. Performance benefits include improved data rates, increased transmission distances, reduced cable weight and diameter, immunity to EMI interference, and elimination of radiated emissions. Standardized mechanical and electrical implementations of optical transceivers, connectors, and cables defined in evolving VPX standards take advantage of emerging technologies and materials. Not only can these interfaces support legacy protocols like PCIe and Ethernet, they are also candidates for SerialFPDP and VITA 49 Radio Transport (VRT). These initiatives are boosting performance and opening up new applications in embedded systems for mil-aero applications including communications, radar, data acquisition, and software radio.

Topics Covered:

Optical Interface Technology
Benefits and Tradeoffs: Optical vs. Copper
Optical Transceivers for Embedded Applications
VITA 66.4 VPX Optical Backplane Standard
Flexor VPX and PCIe FMC products with Optical I/O
VITA 49 Radio Transport Protocol for Software Radio
New Optical System Architectures.

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