Thursday, October 1, 2009

Avago's Develops Optical Engine for Intel's 10 Gbps Light Peak Cable

Avago Technologies developed the embedded optical engine technology for Intel's newly announced Light Peak optical fiber cable technology.

Light Peak is a new high-speed optical interconnect technology designed to run multiple existing I/O protocols on a single cable to connect electronic devices together. Light Peak is designed to deliver 10 Gbps with the potential ability to scale to 100 Gbps over the next decade. At 10Gbps, a full-length Blu-Ray movie can be transferred in less than 30 seconds.

"With an extra thin profile of 2mm and power consumption of 135 mW per 10G channel, this Avago embedded optical engine will fit in small confined spaces, which is an essential requirement for electronic computing and consumer electronic devices," said Philip Gadd, vice president and general manager, Fiber Optic Products Division, Avago Technologies.

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