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.



MoSys offers LineSpeed low-power 100G full-duplex retimer IC for SFF modules, line cards

09/15/2014 Communications semiconductor supplier MoSys (NASDAQ: MOSY) has debuted the MSH110 LineSpeed 100G ...

Ikanos, Sumitomo Electric team for Japanese broadband

09/15/2014 Communications IC developer Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) says that it will supply i...

Microsemi to snap up Centellax

09/11/2014 Semiconductor supplier Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ: MSCC) says it has reached an agreement to acquire...

TeraXion unveils packaged InP IQ modulator at ECOC 2014

09/11/2014 Optoelectronic components and modules supplier TeraXion Inc. has introduced its first-generation ...

MACOM unveils four-channel CDR with EML driver for 100G CFP4, QSFP28 optical transceivers


OIF to demo 100G interoperability at ECOC 2014

09/04/2014 The Optical Internetworking Forum says it has completed a multi-vendor interoperability demonstra...

Inphi to acquire Cortina Systems' optical transport semiconductor business

07/31/2014 Inphi Corp. (NYSE: IPHI), a provider of high-speed, mixed signal semiconductors, and Cortina Syst...

Cortina Systems, Oliver Solutions demo DPoE interoperability for 10G-EPON

07/29/2014 Cortina Systems, Inc. has joined forces with Oliver Solutions Ltd., a provider of software-define...

EZchip to add multi-core processors via Tilera acquisition

07/01/2014 Network processor pioneer EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:EZCH) plans to expand its product por...

25 Gigabit Ethernet, 50 Gigabit Ethernet targets of industry consortium

07/01/2014 The new 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium includes Arista Networks (NYSE: ANET), Broadcom Corp. (NAS...

Fujitsu Labs develops 56G receiver circuit

06/17/2014 Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. says it has developed a receiver circuit capable of receiving electrica...

OIF advances work on SDN and 100G/400G

06/10/2014 Members of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) have been busy. At their second quarterly meet...

Optic2Connect unveils silicon photonics optical modulator design software

06/06/2014 Singapore-based company Optic2Connect Pte Ltd. (O2C) says its new optical design software simplif...

Credo Semiconductor offers SerDes for 55-Gbps NRZ signaling

04/14/2014 Credo Semiconductor says it has developed the first serializer/deserializer (SerDes) that can sup...

Lightwave Logic licenses Corning organic electro-optical materials technology


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100G and beyond

The applications for which 100 Gbps is needed continue to grow. Meanwhile, plans are already being made for what comes next. These articles look at what’s on the high-speed network horizon.



Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

We feel pretty

Wed Jul 02 15:30:00 CDT 2014
So, yeah, we’ve redesigned the website. Most of the changes are cosmetic, but there is at least one significant new innovation. The cosmetic touches should be readily apparent. First and foremost you’ll notice that, after varying pronouncements to the contrary in many corners of the fashion, design, and TV worlds, black is i...
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by Earl Kennedy

Life after 100G

Fri Sep 05 14:30:00 CDT 2014
It’s hard to believe we’re talking about it already: The end of the 100G era. But skyrocketing bandwidth demand means many operators are already pondering what’s next. With 200G optical hitting the market, you probably have questions about when to make the move to this next phase – and what you’ll need to know when ...


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