At Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exposition, which is the world largest conference on optical communications, the ADDAPT consortium will present the final version of its adaptive RX. The four-channel optical RX in 14 nm CMOS is capable of 4×40 Gb/s NRZ with only 2 pJ/bit. All lanes are equipped with rapid power-on/off switching of below 10 ns. Considering a 10% link utilization this enables up to 85% power savings.
Due to the outstanding results and innovation, the IBM talk ishighly ranked at the conference.