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Optical Connectivity Solutions Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights optical connectivity solutions from leading suppliers. Amphenol ICC’s Mini-SAS HD Active Optical Cable (AOC) is the first AOC to be fully compliant with both SAS 2.1 (6Gb/s) and SAS 3.0 (12Gb/s) industry standards as well as the SFF-8643 interface standard, which enables flexible installations and build-outs, including hybrid connections between Read More >>

Bandwidth Bottleneck at the I/O Panel

Processor and SerDes speeds continue to bump up, putting pressure on input/output connectors mounted on the faceplate. Like investors running to the exit when the market tanks, the I/O panel can quickly become a serious bottleneck that limits communication and slows the system. Computers and their users hate to sit idle while waiting for required Read More >>

Product Roundup: Fiber Optic Connectors and Cables

This week’s product roundup highlights fiber optic connectors and cables from leading suppliers. Fischer Connectors’ FiberOptic Series delivers stable, high-quality solutions for optical links in harsh environments. The connectors feature a push-pull design that enables one-handed mating and unmating, a removable mono-block adapter for quick ferrule access, enabling easy cleaning and maintenance in the field, Read More >>

High-Speed Connector Roundup

Check out this week’s product roundup for information about some of the industry’s latest and greatest high-speed connector solutions. High-Speed Connector Roundup TE Connectivity’s 56-position press-fit stacking connectors deliver 10Gb/s signaling in high-density packaging with a footprint that matches VPX daughtercard layouts to achieve reliable, low-noise, gas-tight connections. Designed for rugged, high-speed applications, including military Read More >>

OFC

Inside the 2016 OFC Conference and Expo

The OFC show will mirror a dynamic and growing industry say organizers of this year’s event.      The Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exposition is set for its biggest year yet and should exceed last year’s tally of 560 exhibitors; 1,100 presentations; and 12,375 attendees from around the world. We sat down with the Read More >>

Network speed

Networking Equipment: 100G and Beyond

Now that 100G networking equipment is being deployed in both local and wide area networks, it is time to seriously consider what lies beyond.   There are many research and development projects currently underway to answer the question of how high data rates will go, as well as what they will require of the hardware that makes them possible. The Read More >>

DesignCon ChipHead

DesignCon 2016 Technology Wrap-Up

DesignCon 2016 featured 33 interconnect manufacturers, all concentrating on ever-higher speeds and improved signal integrity.   DesignCon 2016 opened in the shadow of preparations for Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium, directly across the street from the Santa Clara Convention Center. With more than 160 exhibitors and 4,800 pre-registered attendees, the exposition and conference continues Read More >>

Wireless and Photonic Integration: Putting the Pieces Together

Given consumer demand for mobile products that offer more services in real time, designers need to take advantage of the most effective technologies available – wireless and photonic.   They say oil and water don’t mix, and for the most part that is true. To some degree, the challenges associated with mixing wireless connectivity and Read More >>

DesignCon ChipHead

Gettin’ Down on the Show Floor: DesignCon 2016

The DesignCon show floor opens today, so we spoke with some of the exhibitors to find out what they expect will be the hot technologies in this year’s Expo Hall.   Did you enjoy your workshops and survive your bootcamps? Well, slip on your walking shoes because the DesignCon show floor opens today, and there is so much Read More >>

Fiber Termination for Passive Optical LANs

As enterprises begin to adopt passive optical LAN (POL) technology, they face a number of design and implementation challenges and choices.     When it comes to premises networks made of fiber, system integrators, installers, and customers are faced with choosing between pre-terminated plug-and-play fiber assemblies or terminating the fibers to length on site during Read More >>