Currently, signals are being set at a maximum of 10Gb/s in commercial use, but a transmission speed of 40Gb/s may be commercialized in the next two or three years. When considering next-generation ultrahigh-speed communications, it appears as though a signal speed of 100Gb/s or even 160Gb/s may be adopted. However, the enhancement of the latest electronic components (see below for details) that are used in ultrahigh-speed transmission is essential if it is to be commercialized. Next-generation ultrahigh-speed transmission is divided into the two main methods below.
1) When considering the adoption of 100Gb/s (Data: Ethernet)
The anticipation of recent commercialization is becoming higher as electrical components that can support 100Gb/s are increasing. For example, products by companies such as LeCroy and HHI that we handle support 100Gb/s (the 100GHz RF oscilloscope, the 100GHz photodiode, the 100GHz clock data recovery, etc.). Another reason why is because it is ten times faster than 10GbE (Ether) so it is suitable for the ultrahigh-speed transmission of data systems.
I-Wave offers 100Gb/s related products as follows:
LeCroy made 100GHz RF Oscilloscopes
HHI made 100Gb/s Photodiodes
Micram made 100Gb/s Clock Data Recovery
2) When considering the adoption of 160Gb/s (telephone system: 2.5, 10, 40Gb/s SDH/SONET)
Decreases in size, mass production, and lower costs become possible when 160Gb/s OTDM can be processed with LSI. Therefore, the practical application of 160Gb/s can also be expected soon.
However, it is generally said that electrically processing 160Gb/s OTDM is very difficult. This is because it is believed that unless there is no modulator that can operate at 160Gb/s, other electronic circuits that are needed can't be lined up. Furthermore, there are 160GHz MUX and DEMUX products by companies such as u2t and HHI that we handle, but since the researchers are temporarily conducting research with the use of light until they can be processed electrically, switches from OTDM to ETDM may be made if processing can be done with ETDM in the future.
I-Wave offers 160Gb/s related products as follows:
HHI made 160GHz Clock Recovery
HHI made 160GHz Optical DEMUX
U2t made 160Gb/s Optical Multiplexer
Alnair Laboratories made 160Gb/s Optical Sampling Oscilloscope
I-Wave provides various products related to ultra high-speed transmission (devices, instruments, etc.) in order to support such research and development.