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Challenges and Strategies for high volume manufacturing and testing of Co-Packaged Optics
Co-Packaged Optics (CPO) promise significant density, power, and thermal advantages for next gen AI/ML systems and data center switches compared with current transceiver assemblies. But how can CPO systems be assembled in high-volume? What test and measurement approaches will be needed to ensure spec compliant operation. In this one-hour webcast we will hear from Torsten Vahrenkamp, CEO and co-founder of ficonTEC GmbH and Kees Propstra, VP of Marketing & GM Quantifi Photonics USA Inc.
New Fiber Connectivity Options Inside the Switch Chassis
As the next generation of data center switch designs advance, new possibilities for fiber management inside the chassis are emerging. In this one-hour webinar, we will hear from Paul Yip who will discuss an innovative fiber shuffle from Optec for transmitting optical signals from the switching silicon to the front panel. The idea is to facilitate the fiber management and system redundancy from the CPO optical engines. Then we will hear from Teruhiko Omori at Fujikura who will present the next-gen VSFF multi-fiber connector with standard and reduced clad fibers suitable for these applications. Backward & forward compatibilities, intermateability, reliability, and installation & maintenance issues are considered.
Introducing the New Era of the Integrated Lasers
The prospect of integrating lasers monolithically on a chip has been discussed for a while. New fabrication techniques and market entrants signify that we are entering a New Era for Integrated Lasers. In this one-hour webinar, you will hear from Jeffery Maki, Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks and Treasurer of the Consortium for Onboard Optics, discussing the possibilities for integrated lasers in pluggable, co-packaged or on-board optics in data center applications. His introduction will be followed by a presentation from Tom Mader, COO of OpenLight, the newly formed company that is working with Tower Semiconductor to bring this technology to market on a scalable platform. Finally, you will hear from Yuval Shay, Director of Product Marketing at Synopsys, who will discuss the toolsets and design methodologies available for developing your applications.
Design Considerations for an On-Board Optic or Co-Packaged Optic Switch
Next generation applications within datacenters continue their trend toward data intensive usage models and resource disaggregation. To meet the next generation application requirements, cost, power, latency, and overall bandwidth of each component needs to be considered for both existing applications and new use cases. The removal of the optical pluggables from the faceplate provides an opportunity to re-evaluate the faceplate design configuration for optical connections, heat management, and power into a network switch or datacenter server. In July 2022, the Consortium for On-board Optics (COBO) will publish a detailed 47-page white paper addressing the design options ahead for a Co-Packaged or On-Board Optics Switch. The white paper represents the work of 47 companies and took 2 years to write, covers Our hour-long webinar will discuss key finding, including these designs options and their potential impacts on optical signal, thermal, and safety criteria.
Solving the Interconnect Density Bottleneck in 51.2T Switches
With the first generation of 51.2T switches running at 100 Gbps per lane on the horizon, the market will be considering the pros and cons of different board design choices for managing so many high capacity channels. Will co-packaged optics (CPO) or near-packaged optics (NPO) scale to meet the bandwidth density challenge? Dr. Rebecca K. Schaevitz, COBO Board Member and Principal Engineer/Product Line Manager at Broadcom, will discuss the the potential for SiPh Chiplets In Package (SCIP) optical engines for driving next-generation data center connectivity. Tom Mitcheltree, Advanced Technology Manager for US Conec, discusses connector embodiment packages based on standardized and custom optical interconnect ferrules.
Exploring PAM4 SR Data Center Interconnects
Many standards use Pulse-Amplitude Modulation 4-Level (PAM4) Short Reach coding scheme, including for 200 Gbps and 400 Gbps interfaces within the data center. Some vendors have implemented DSP in their optical devices to handle noise impairments. To reduce cost and power consumption, others have developed PAM4 AOC (active optical cables) and SR modules using analog CDR technology. With the transition to 400G Ethernet in full swing, and 800G around the corner, unique challenges are presented and discussed during this webcast. Hosted by Jim Carroll of Converge Network Digest and featuring Dr. Yung Son of Optomind and Kees Propstra of MultiLane.
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