OIF and NPF seek synergies in merger News & Analysis 4/27/2006 Post a comment Two leading industry associations, the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Network Processing Forum (NPF), are to merge in a move they say will make both a stronger force by bringing component and systems issues closer together.
Corning results beat guidance News & Analysis 4/25/2006 Post a comment Corning Inc. announced first-quarter sales of $1.26 billion with net income of $257 million or 16 cents per share, exceeding its sales guidance of $1.2 to $1.25 billion.
Movaz, Olympus partner for MEMS manufacturing News & Analysis 4/13/2006 Post a comment You would think the last place an equipment vendor would want to be is in the components biz. And, given what Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) specialist Movaz Networks Inc. have announced you would be wrong.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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