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Parallel optical devices target consumer systems, apps

Posted: 19 Jun 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:parallel optical device? tablets? ultrabook? smartphone?

GigOptix Inc. has announced parallel optical devices that the company said enable a range of high speed optical links for consumer systems and applications. The devices are now shipping in production volumes for embedded active optical cables (AOCs), pluggables and optical backplanes targeting high speed optical data links for consumer electronics connectivity.

According to the company, applications of the devices include tablets, ultrabooks and smartphones using the highest video and display resolution; 4K/8K high resolution video capture and multi-link transfer for video recording and consumer TVs in the living room and in studios; high definition video broadcast links for end points with reaches of greater than 100m; and high speed applications used in 2D and 3D security and safety systems, gesture recognition and motion tracking.

GigOptix 4-channel parallel devices were used in 40Gb/s active cable transfer rates to support increased video frame rates and HD 3D imaging. GigOptix chipsets claim to simplify consumer system designs by being fully programmable and providing advanced signal conditioning for superior optical performance with low power consumption.

For short-reach connectivity applications, GigOptix's broad optical interconnect portfolio of 1-12 channel VCSEL driver and TIA arrays fulfil high speed links requirements with advanced performance of 1-28Gb/s per channel. GigOptix chipsets have been specifically designed to address low power consumption AOC, pluggable and backplane optical connectivity applications that avoid electrical crosstalk seen in conventional systems, enabling excellent transport sensitivity at high speeds.

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