News & Events


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    • August

      • Electrical Options

        The upcoming release of the LAC or LRU Active Cable offers design engineers the an extremely flexible interface to optical transceivers. The PCB flex cable can be configured with just about any style of high quality electrical connector. We offer it standard with the Molex SlimstackTM, but it could have the TE FinestackTM or Samtec’s RazorTM, or even an FCI connector. This flexibility enables the LAC to adapt to the requirements of the LRU: thru-hole, surface mount, or pluggable.

    • April

      • Shock and Vibe!

        COTSWORKS performs harsh environmental testing including Humidity, Shock, Vibration, and EMI performance to industry standard and customer specific needs. Our RJ, RCP, and SFF products have a standard set of reports available and our cable and termini products also have a standard set including items such twist and pull strength. Products also have standard reliability reports such as MIL 217.  

      • Value-Focused

        COTSWORKS does schematic capture, layout, cast metal, sheet metal, and firmware design in house with tools like Altium and SolidWorks programs. Our transceivers’ components are tested individually with internally developed Optical Sub-Assembly testers and tested at various stages through the assembly process. PCBs are fabricated and assembled with components at a select group of Contract Manufacturers that we monitor closely throughout each year. Our metal components are made for us to our designs and specifications and with our tools.