Samtec and Amphenol Aerospace announced a strategic partnership to address the growing need for embedded optics in rugged environments. Samtec is releasing an extended-temperature embedded optical module that utilizes its FireFly platform. This new FireFly will have architectures that support 12 channels as well as four channels at 10Gb/s per channel from -40°C to +85°C, all benefiting from the FireFly platform’s industry-leading density. Coupling this product with Amphenol Aerospace’s rugged passive solutions will give customers a streamlined path to a complete end-to-end, rugged optical solution. Samples of the extended-temperature FireFly are available now.