| JULY 14-16, 2014


ELECTRONICS

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.

ELECTRONICS NEWS & PRODUCTS

Credo Semiconductor offers SerDes for 55-Gbps NRZ signaling

Credo Semiconductor says it has developed the first serializer/deserializer (SerDes) that ca...

Lightwave Logic licenses Corning organic electro-optical materials technology

Xilinx introduces SDN-based 'softly' defined network concept

At Interop Las Vegas this week, Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) has unveiled its approach to exp...

400 Gigabit Ethernet Task Force ready to get to work

The effort to create specifications for 400 Gigabit Ethernet (400GbE) has reached a major mi...

Padtec invests in ClariPhy, partners for coherent systems development

Padtec S.A., a Brazilian optical transport systems vendor, and communications system on a ch...

MACOM unveils monolithically integrated EAM laser driver and CDR at OFC 2014

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (MACOM) has announced what it claims is the industry's fir...

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