The theme of OFC 2017 (March, 2017 Los Angeles, CA) could have been, “200Gbps and Beyond”. Numerous vendors announced product … More
One Media Converter to Rule Them All?
Media converters are often maligned as one of the necessary evils in data networks. In a perfect world, with judicious … More
Transceiver & Cable Options for Juniper EX4600 Series Switches
Whether you are upgrading an enterprise campus to widespread 10GbE distribution or are looking for a low-density TOR switch for … More
Favorite Colors of Optical Communications
INTRODUCTION What is the ‘favorite’ color for optical communications? The answer is…there are several. Depending on the application, there are … More
Ready for 40G but Not New Jumper Cables?
INTRODUCTION Networks and data centers have relied on 10Gbps connectivity speeds for the past 5+ years. With ever increasing network … More
GOING LIGHTSPEED WITH SILICON CHIPS
Non-commercially viable technologies don’t always make it out of R&D, but a promising advance called silicon photonics might still has … More