Fiber optic electronics including optical modulators, TIAs, serializers, PHYs & MACs: Lightwave


Electronic devices play an important role in optical communications systems. Modulators, laser and modulator drivers, serializers/deserializers (SerDes), PHYs, MACs, multiplexers/demultiplexers, transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs), and similar devices are the subject of the stories you’ll find on this page.



OIF to highlight 56G interfaces, pluggable coherent transceivers at OFC

02/26/2015 The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) says its annual tech demo at OFC this year will focus on ... chips subject of Broadband Forum plugfest

02/12/2015 The Broadband Forum put devices from seven companies through an interoperability demo at t...

Sckipio touts distance extension for 500-Mbps broadband access

02/04/2015 chip start-up Sckipio Technologies says it has demonstrated the use of their technology to...

Intel to buy broadband chip maker Lantiq

02/02/2015 Intel Corp. says it has agreed to acquire Munich-based Lantiq, which develops semiconductors and ...

Avago demos 56-Gbps PAM4 SerDes

01/15/2015 Avago Technologies (NASDAQ:AVGO) says it has demonstrated what it asserts is the first 56-Gbps pu...

Sckipio gives a workout at CES

01/07/2015 Semiconductor startup Sckipio Technologies is using the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Ve...

Vitesse offers SDN/NFV-enabled Carrier Ethernet IC

12/18/2014 Communications semiconductor supplier Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: VTSS) has unveiled an ...

Broadcom unveils 40G/50G PAM-4 physical layer chip

12/18/2014 Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) has introduced what it claims is the industry's first high-speed fo...

Broadcom adds carrier features to SDN platform

12/11/2014 Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) has released version 2.0 of its next-generation OpenFlow Data Plane...

Industry veterans back Silicon Catalyst semiconductor startup incubator

12/11/2014 Silicon Catalyst has launched what the group says is the industry's first incubator for semicondu... chip vendor Sckipio Technologies closes Series B funding

12/08/2014 Sckipio Technologies, a startup focused on provision of modem chipsets, celebrated the rec...

VI Systems offers 12x25G parallel optical test boards

11/25/2014 VI Systems GmbH has introduced its second generation of 12-channel parallel optical transmitter a...

Broadcom debuts end-to-end offering

10/22/2014 Communications semiconductor vendor Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) has unveiled a chipset f... chipsets from Sckipio Technologies debut

10/08/2014 Communications semiconductor startup Sckipio Technologies has boosted the rush to with the...

Lantiq intros 300-Mbps capable FTTdp chipset

10/02/2014 Broadband access and home networking semiconductor vendor Lantiq has announced commercial availab...

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by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Watch for silicon photonics on the line side

Thu Oct 23 15:04:00 CDT 2014
Most of the hullabaloo around silicon photonics has centered on its application to data center networks. But presentations and announcements at last month’s ECOC in Cannes, France, indicate the technology will play on the line side as well. For example, Acacia Communications used the show to further publicize its use of sili...
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Why there is no room for ego in the new-age networking ecosystem

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The term "ecosystem" seems pretty well ensconced in the IT industry, and in networking too of late. The idea of a system of vendors, developers, and operators interacting and collaborating to mutual benefit is one that seems like it ought to have come to fruition a long time ago. Given where we are heading...


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