OFC 2017: 200Gbps and Beyond

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


Non-commercially viable technologies don’t always make it out of R&D, but a promising advance called silicon photonics might still has … More