| JULY 14-16, 2014


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.


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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Fiber optics has traditionally been viewed as a more secure way to transmit information than other alternatives. Copper wire can be tapped or monitored for electromagnetic emissions, and wireless can be intercepted rather easily. So it was somewhat surprising when recent revelations in the press revealed wide-scale tapping of fiber-optic trunk lines between data centers. It turns out tapping fiber is muc...

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