With data hurtling down thin strands of optical fibre at speeds of 10-100Gbps, Intel hopes its forthcoming Light Peak technology will be “the last cable you’ll ever need”.
on 04/16/2010 – Made popular on 04/16/2010
Interesting news from chip giant Intel - the company is delaying its USB 3.0 motherboard chipset until 2012 ... the company wouldn't be trying to make a gap in the market for its Light Peak standard, would it?
International fibre optic infrastructure provider i3 Group - best known for its FTTH technology that runs the fibre through existing conduits such as sewers, drains and clean water pipes - has launched a mobile operator division to provide fibre backhaul for mobile operators' cell sites.
While the Australian Government extols the virtues of its $36 billion plus fibre optic based National Broadband Network project, a new sunrise wireless technology has just been unveiled that threatens to make the massively expensive fixed line fibre network obsolete before its rollout is even completed.
An optical fibre communication system (NRZ coding) is operating at a data rate of 20 Mb/s and a bit-error-rate of 10^-9 (at most one error can occur for every 10^9 bits sent). The receiver is a PIN-photodiode operating at a wavelength of 850 nm. The source is a GaAlAs LED that couples 50 μW optical power into a fibre (fibre loss is 3.5 db/km) with a 50 μm core diameter.