AirBorn launches Space-rated Active Optical Cable

The SAOC takes a standard copper signal and translates it to a fiber optical signal within the connector body.

Space Cable

GEORGETOWN, Texas - AirBorn, a Texas-based designer and manufacturer of electronic components, interconnects and value-added solutions announced that their SAOC® (Space-rated Active Optical Cable) is now available for customers to specify and purchase.

The culmination of five years of technological development, testing, and analysis resulted in a first-of-its-kind interconnect solution specific to the space market. SAOC affords engineers the benefits of fiber optical signal transmission with the ease of copper cable installation.

The SAOC takes a standard copper signal and translates it to a fiber optical signal within the connector body. The SAOC reduces engineering time by eliminating need for a specialized transceiver and time spent polishing and terminating fiber. The SAOC installs like a traditional copper cable but yields the same benefits of speed, distance, and EMI protection engineers have come to expect from fiber optic cabling. A single-connection interface accommodates both traditional copper cabling and SAOC, giving system designers flexibility.

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