Category Archives: Silicon Photonics

CIOE: Big Asia Conference; Massive Attendance

Mellanox Debuts 25G AOCs and SR SFP28 Transceivers September hosted the China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) in Shenzhen, China and had over 60,000 attendees interested in optical technologies, networking and data center systems.   Mellanox had a booth with a live demonstration rack in the configuration shown above showcasing 25G SR transceivers and 25G AOCs […]

Mellanox LinkX Interconnects at ECOC – Europe’s Biggest Optical Networking Conference

Mellanox Demonstrates Silicon Photonics PSM4 1550nm with Industry 1310nm Transceivers Interoperating over 2 Km Single-mode fiber September was a big month for LinkX cables and transceivers interconnect displays at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) in Dusseldorf, Germany.  EOCO had more than 5,000 attendees interested in optical technologies, networking and data center systems and […]

Road to 100Gb/sec…Innovation Required! (Part 3 of 3)

Physical Layer Innovation: Silicon Photonics So in two previous posts, I discussed the innovations required at the transport, network, and link layer of the communications protocol stack to take advantage of 100Gb/s networks . Let’s now talk about the physical layer. A 100Gb/sec signaling rate implies a 10ps symbol period. Frankly, this is just not […]

Silicon Photonics: Using the Right Technology for Data Center Applications

At DesignCon last week, I followed a speaker who ended his presentation with a quote from Mark Twain, “the reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated!”  The speaker was talking about copper cabling on a panel entitled, “Optical Systems Technologies and Integration.”  He showed some nice charts on high speed signaling over copper, making […]