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IBM, X8 faster optical drives!
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Tuesday, 27 March 2007 08:11
IBM to Demonstrate World's Fastest Optical Chipset
Marcus Yam (Blog) - March 26, 2007 7:26 PM
IBM scientists said they will demonstrate this week at the 2007 Optical Fiber Conference a prototype optical transceiver chipset capable of reaching speeds at least eight times faster than optical components available today. The chipset is able to move information at blazing speeds of 160 Gigabits per second by using light pulses to speed the flow of data, instead of sending electrons over wires.

The transceiver is fast enough to reduce the download time for a typical high definition feature-length film to a single second compared to 30 minutes or more, according to IBM. Furthermore, the technology could be integrated onto printed circuit boards to allow the components within an electronic system – such as a PC or set top box – to communicate much faster, dramatically enhancing the performance of the system itself.... More
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