Electronic and photonic building blocks for high-speed wireline transceivers
/Electronic and photonic building blocks for high-speed wireline transceivers

Electronic and photonic building blocks for high-speed wireline transceivers

March 31, 2022 | On demand

Want to stay on top of the latest developments when it comes to the electronic and photonic building blocks that will enable the next generation of wireline connectivity? Then make sure to attend this imec webinar, hosted by Light Reading.

Especially inside the large data centers that underpin today’s cloud and internet infrastructure, traffic keeps growing exponentially. As a result, the industry is now looking at 800G- and even 1.6T-capable optical (pluggable) transceivers, and co-packaged optics with even higher capacities.

Maintaining transceiver footprints requires significant advances in terms of energy efficiency, integration density and bandwidth of both the electronic and photonic components of next-gen wireline transceivers.

Topics that will be addressed during this webinar include:

  • The use of SiGe BiCMOS to achieve beyond 100Gbaud operation as a more accessible alternative to compound semiconductors in analog electronic integrated circuits such as drivers and receivers.
  • The move towards 5- and even 3nm CMOS for next-generation ADCs and DACs.
  • Novel approaches for complex integration of electronic and photonic components with unprecedented integration density and manufacturing scalability.
  • Moving functionality from the electronic to the optical domain using new schemes such as optical domain equalizers.

Speaker: Peter Ossieur

Peter Ossieur received an M.Sc. Engineering degree in applied electronics and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Ghent University, Belgium, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. From 2005 to 2008, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Fund of Scientific Research at Ghent University. During that time, his research focused on 10Gbit/s burst-mode receivers and optoelectronics for automotive applications.

In 2008, he became a part-time Professor of High-Frequency Electronics at the Faculty of Engineering, Ghent University. In 2009, he joined the Photonic Systems Group of the Tyndall National Institute and the Department of Physics, University College Cork, Ireland. There he became a Senior Staff Researcher in April 2013. In this position he established an IC design group focusing on opto-electronic applications.

In October 2017 he joined IDLab, an imec research group at GhentUniversity, as Senior Researcher, and he’s currently ProgramManager High-Speed Transceivers. He leads research activity focused on the development of high-speed analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for photonic applications. He has (co-)authored 120 peer-reviewed papers, and holds several patents in the aforementioned research areas.