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krisi
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re: Slideshow: Lessons learned, fun had at DesignCon
krisi   2/4/2013 6:17:27 PM
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what is the power dissipation for VCSELs?

yalanand
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re: Slideshow: Lessons learned, fun had at DesignCon
yalanand   2/2/2013 4:51:51 PM
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Its amazing to know that copper traces can handle 40-50GB/s. I remember in India all telephone lines were using copper cables and it was later replaced with optical cables. I wonder if it was good idea to retain those cables.

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re: Slideshow: Lessons learned, fun had at DesignCon
resistion   2/2/2013 3:38:20 PM
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The photonic component, e.g., VCSEL, is also power-consuming. Putting it on silicon really defeats the purpose of the low-power designs for the other electronic components.

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re: Slideshow: Lessons learned, fun had at DesignCon
Adele.Hars   2/1/2013 5:48:49 PM
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Just fyi, silicon photonics is almost entirely an SOI-based area -- even for Intel.

krisi
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re: Slideshow: Lessons learned, fun had at DesignCon
krisi   2/1/2013 5:05:58 PM
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"here comes PAM-2 and -4!"...well, these schemes were used several years ago to get up to 1Gb/s so little has really changed in that respect, throughput numbers are "just" getting bigger



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