Overcome Copper Limits with Optical Interfaces

August 03, 2011 // By Altera
This document discusses how optical interface technology embedded in an FPGA overcomes the reach, power, port density, cost, and circuit board complexity challenges associated with discrete copper interconnects. As data rates exceed 10 Gbps for various reach distances ranging from chip-to-chip, chip-to-module, rack-torack, and system-to-system interfaces, this technology enables designers to overcome those challenges and provides significant advantages over conventional discrete electrical or optical technologies.
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Altera, optical interfaces, FPGA