Nistica snags first-round funding News & Analysis 5/24/2006 Post a comment Three executives with roots in Lucent Bell Labs and Photoris Inc. have launched a new company, Nistica Inc., which has received Series A funding. William Cadogan, former chairman of ADC Communications, has been named chairman of Nistica.
Optical encoders tout smallest package Product News 5/21/2006 Post a comment Avago Technologies claims to introduce the industry's smallest reflective incremental optical encoder. Available in a surface-mount lead-free package, the AEDR-8400 encoder measures 3.00 x 3.28 x 1.262-mm.
Intel to phase out Giga chip line News & Analysis 5/12/2006 Post a comment Struggling Intel Corp. will halt future development of optical physical-layer products developed by Giga A/S, a Copenhagen company Intel acquired in 2000 for $1.25 billion.
Avanex narrows loss News & Analysis 5/8/2006 Post a comment Photonics product supplier Avanex Corp. posted a net loss of $10.2 million, or 6 cents per share on sales of $40.1 million in its third fiscal 2006 quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of $18.9 million, or 13 cents per share on sales of $40.3 million in the year-ago quarter.
Bookham books narrower losses in Q3 News & Analysis 5/5/2006 Post a comment Bookham Inc. posted losses of $48 million for its third quarter ended April 1 on revenues up 7 percent to $53 million. The company said it expects fourth-quarter sales in a range of $52 million to $55 million.
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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