LIGHTPASS™-EOM 100G (2021/Jun/29)
I-PEX is offering sample quantities of our LIGHTPASS™-EOM 100G Active Optical Module for internal optical cable connections. The LIGHTPASS™-EOM 100G is related product to our LIGHTPASS™-EOB 100G, an ultra-thin active optical module, still in development. While the LIGHTPASS™-EOB 100G will have a built-in microprocessor in an ultra-thin package, LIGHTPASS™-EOM 100G omits the microprocessor to minimize the footprint. LIGHTPASS™-EOM 100G has an extremely small footprint of 12 mm x 14 mm and transmits 100 Gbps (25 Gbps x 4 ch) up to 300 meter over multimode fiber cable. The optical cables are terminated with MT ferrules. By utilizing LIGHTPASS™-EOM 100G , electrical-to-optical and optical-to-electrical (E-to-O and O-to-E) conversion close to the processor is now available. This can dramatically decrease signal loss which can occur in the copper trace between the processor and the edge of the board.
In data center equipment, it is common for outside the box, high-speed signal connectivity to be achieved using pluggable optical modules. However, with the increasing data rates, electrical losses also increase, reducing the effective distance of mid-board transmitters, requiring re-timers or using heavier gauge copper cable to reach the chassis port.
LIGHTPASS™-EOM 100G makes it possible to shorten the copper trace length on the system board by placing the E-to-O conversion closer to the processor, reducing electrical transmission losses.
I-PEX Optical Product Road Map
I-PEX continues to develop products that meet future demands for active optical modules based on Silicon-Photonics IC Optical I/O Core.
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About AIO Core Co., Ltd. and ”Optical I/O Core”
AIO Core Co., Ltd. is the first incorporation-type divided company under an approval of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan. AIO Core has inherited the intellectual property rights along with some parts of technology from Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association (PETRA) and was newly divided from the organization. This development was accomplished by PETRA under the trust from New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). The Optical I/O Core mass-produced by AIO Core has a feature of 5 mm square with an optical transceiver chip manufactured with “Silicon Photonics technology” which is to form optical elements on silicon substrates. Optical I/O Core has a transfer rate of 25 Gbps/ch over 4 channels, offering a total bi-directional transfer rate of 100 Gbps.