Amazing Friday Video: Xilinx GTZ SerDes transceivers pump 26Gbps/channel through Luxtera silicon photonics module

Setup for this video is pretty complicated so bear with me. The following video shows a Xilinx test chip with “7 Series GTX” transceivers pumping 26Gbps data over four channels through a stand-alone Luxtera “silicon optics” multichannel transceiver module. The net throughput is more than 100Gbps being pumped through the four combined optical channels with a communications eye that’s going to be the envy of every communications engineer on the planet.

Where’s the FPGA? There isn’t one. Yet.

Here’s the video:

For more information on the Xilinx 7 Series GTX transceivers, click here.

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EDA360 Evangelist and Marketing Director at Cadence Design Systems (blog at http://eda360insider.wordpress.com/)
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One Response to Amazing Friday Video: Xilinx GTZ SerDes transceivers pump 26Gbps/channel through Luxtera silicon photonics module

  1. Adele Hars says:

    Steve, FYI, the Luxtera stuff is all SOI-based photonics. We’ve been covering them at Advanced Substrate News for 7 years now!

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