ICs for 100-Gb/s Serial Operation
Journal article, 2009
The building blocks of 100-Gb/s serial transmission system of Integrated Circuits (IC) for communication systems has been discussed. The transceiver building blocks has been grouped into three application areas such as Blue building blocks, Green building blocks, and Orange building blocks. The products will play very important role in solving immediate bandwidth needs, apart from providing future applications and services, such as remote-presence applications, high- definition cinema and three-dimensional applications. The cost-effective and highly integrated systems must be developed, for enabling a volume penetration of 100 Gb/s systems. The IC technologies which currently have proven to be most suitable for these high-speed transceiver electronics are indium phosphide and silicon germanium HBT technologies.