Friday, August 26, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
NHK Join Forces With Panasonic And Sony To Win The 8K TV Race
Intel Introduces New 3D NAND SSDs
Facebook To Use Personal Data From WhatsApp To Bring You Personalized Ads
Amazon Introduces Car Research Portal
Google Uses Artificial Intelligence To Compress Images
Researchers Make Wi-fi Networks Faster And Stronger
Apple Weighs iPhone Video Editing App
Mozilla is Fighting To Reform The EU Copyright Law
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > IBM Dem...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, March 26, 2007
IBM Demonstrates World's Fastest Optical Chipset Prototype Technology


At the 2007 Optical Fiber Conference, IBM scientists will reveal a prototype optical transceiver chipset capable of reaching speeds at least eight times faster than optical components available today.

The breakthrough could transform how data is accessed, shared and used across the Web for corporate and consumer networks. The transceiver is fast enough to reduce the download time for a typical high definition feature-length film to a single second compared to 30 minutes or more.

Optical networking offers the potential to dramatically improve data transfer rates by speeding the flow of data using light pulses, instead of sending electrons over wires. IBM's chipset offers the ability to move information at blazing speeds of 160 Gigabits -- or 160 billion bits of information in a single second. In addition, by shrinking and integrating the components into one package, and building them with standard low-cost, high-volume chip manufacturing techniques, IBM aims at making optical connectivity viable for widespread use.

The technology could be integrated onto printed circuit boards to allow the components within an electronic system ? such as a PC or set top box -- to communicate much faster, dramatically enhancing the performance of the system itself.

To achieve this new level of integration in the chipset, IBM researchers built an optical transceiver with driver and receiver integrated circuits in current CMOS technology, the same standard technology used for most chips today. They then coupled it with other necessary optical components made in more exotic materials, such as indium phosphide (InP) and gallium arsenide (GaAs), into one, integrated package only 3.25 by 5.25 millimeters in size.

This compact design provides both a high number of communications channels as well as very high speeds per channel, resulting in an amount of information transmitted per unit area of card space taken up by the chipset (the ultimate measure of viability for practical use) that is the highest ever. This transceiver chipset is designed to enable low cost optics by attaching to an optical printed circuit board employing densely spaced polymer waveguide channels using mass assembly processes.

The report on this work, "160-Gb/s, 16-Channel Full-Duplex, Single-Chip CMOS Optical Transceiver," by C.L. Schow, F.E. Doany, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, C. Baks, D.M. Kuchta, L. Schares, R. John, and J.A. Kash of IBM?s T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, N.Y. will be presented on March 29 at the 2007 Optical Fiber Conference in Anaheim.


Previous
Next
Intel Invests 2.5 Billion Dollars in China Plant        All News        Oracle Sues SAP
New Input Display Accommodates Wider Range of Ambient Light Conditions     General Computing News      Oracle Sues SAP

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Scientists Imitate the Functionality of Neurons with a Phase-Change Device
IBM's Strategy Seems To Pay Off, Latest Results Show
AT&T and IBM Team to Bring Internet of Things Capabilities to Developers on IBM Cloud
IBM Scientists Discover New Recycling Process to Convert Old Smartphones and CDs into Non-Toxic Plastics
IBM Watson Will Be Trained To Tackle Cybercrime
IBM and SK Holdings C&C Alliance Brings Watson To South Korea
IBM Makes Quantum Computing Available on IBM Cloud
OpenPOWER Foundation Reveals New Servers
IBM, VMWare, To Accelerate Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Adoption
IBM To Buy Truven Health Analytics for $2.6 Billion
Western Digital Buys Storage And Memory Patents From IBM
IBM Forecasts Weak Earnings For 2016

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .