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10Mb to 10Gb FMC Optical Transceiver Mezzanine

MPO-38388-BFCXA-01A is a 2 to 10Gb FMC Optical Transceiver Mezzanine PCB. It is VITA compliant, SOSA Aligned FMC optical transceiver card for digital data transport in next generation data distribution and signal intelligence systems. The optical transceiver cards offers system designers faster time to market at a lower system cost by leveraging configurable performance in a common 3U pluggable VITA compliant mezzanine form factor through the reuse of common mechanical, electrical standards.


  • 850 nm VCSEL transmitters
  • Mezzanine Pluggable FMC Demo Card
  • 4 optical ports per PIC (Plug In Card)
  • 10 mm mezzanine height
  • I2C interface
  • DDMI Compliant with SFF-8636
  • +3.3 VDC operation

Target Applications

  • Evaluation & Development
  • Radar, Remote Sensing and Image Processing
  • Signal Intelligence
  • Real-time Data
  • Ride Share and Rapid Deployment Programs

Rapid advancement technology has led to more reliance on modular solutions to accommodate future upgrades without requiring a complete system re-architecture. The VITA FMC I/O mezzanine card was developed to fill this modular design architecture niche.


Micropac Industries Inc. is certified to MIL-PRF-38534 through class H & K. This VMX card provides enhanced power, size, and mass reduction over conventional non-optical transceiver modules and copper-based solutions.

Demo-One has independent rate channels and is VITA / SOSA aligned for next generation data distribution and signal intelligence systems. Demo-One is VITA 57.1 FMC compliant, ANSI/VITA 48.2 conduction cooled and VITA 47 harsh environment compliant assembly.


This product features up to four (4) 10G (FMC) optical ports per transceiver (single, dual, and triple TxR options available) via harsh environment MT connector front panel I/O. The fiber termini can detach from the on-board module to allow service work to the board module or fiber as necessary. The mezzanine I/O cards are designed and fabricated to meet the rigors of military and harsh environments.

General Specifications

  • Plug-In Card Dimensions: 69mm x 88.5mm x 10mm (convection cooled)
  • Operating data rate: 10 Mb/s to 10.5 Gb/s per channel
  • Removeable connector / fiber termination with passive alignment
  • 850 nm VCSEL transmitter
  • Supply voltage: 3.3 V
  • Path to Radiation tolerant circuitry
  • Temperature range: -40 to +85°C
  • Module management, controls, and diagnostics through I2C using SFF-8636 DDMI
  • High Rx dynamic range with AGC (Automatic Gain Control)
  • Individual channel power-down and squelch
  • HSPC pin connector Searay ASP-208571-01 made with VECTRA E130 (passed NASA outgassing specifications)

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Micropac FMC Mezzanine PCB

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