Updated: April 13th, 2020

The recent Embedded Tech Trends conference highlighted a trend: Boards and subsystems for military applications are increasingly employing optical cable.

Fiber optic technology is continuing its push into high-end military systems as engineers increasingly choose it to meet accelerating speed demands. This marks a change from its traditional role as a technology for long-distance communications. Board and system suppliers are responding to this demand with a variety of optical products for backplanes and short-distance applications.