Enablence building photodiodes for Intel's Light Peak optical interconnect

DECEMBER 3, 2009 -- Enablence Technologies will be working with Intel and other industry participants to develop optical connection technology for PCs.

DECEMBER 3, 2009 -- Enablence Technologies Inc., a supplier of FTTH equipment for triple-play residential and business services, as well as optical components and subsystems for access, metro, and long-haul markets, will be working with Intel and other industry participants to develop optical connection technology for PCs (see "Oclaro to deliver lasers for Intel's Light Peak," "Avago, IPtronics, join with Intel on Light Peak effort," and "Ensphere Solutions joins Light Peak pursuit with transceiver IC.") During the recent Intel Developer Forum, Intel unveiled Light Peak, a 10-Gbps optical interconnect for PCs that will use photodiodes, including Enablence's large-area, dual-wavelength 10-Gbps photodiodes, for its build.

"Intel is pleased to be working with Enablence to make Light Peak optical components ready to ship in 2010," says Jason Ziller, director, Optical I/O Program Office, Intel Corp. "Light Peak has high bandwidth and the ability to run multiple I/O protocols over a single fiber cable, enabling the technology to connect to many devices such as displays, disk drives, peripherals, and docking stations on a single fiber cable." The Light Peak platform is designed to deliver bandwidth up to 10 Gbps, with the potential to grow to 100 Gbps in the future.

"We are excited to work with Intel to help create a new generation of optical interconnects for consumer applications using Enablence's technology strengths in this new area of application," says Arvind Chhatbar, chief executive officer of Enablence.

For more on Enablence's dual-wavelength 10-Gbps photodiode, download the datasheet.


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