Silicon Photonics is a combination of two of the most important inventions of the 20th century—the silicon integrated circuit and the semiconductor laser. It enables faster data transfer over longer distances compared to traditional electronics, while utilizing the efficiencies of Intel’s high-volume silicon manufacturing.
Delivering Innovation in the Data Center and Beyond
As a leader in silicon photonics Intel is enabling future data center bandwidth growth and next-generation 5G deployments using smaller form factors and higher speeds, from 100G today to 400G and beyond tomorrow, while providing new platforms for optical integration.
This new technology reduces total cost of ownership and improves the performance of data center architectures by removing networking bottlenecks that can result in stranded compute capacity. Silicon Photonics helps by:
Enabling high-bandwidth, software-configurable access to compute and storage.
Permitting Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) deployments to decouple hardware and software resources for disaggregated data centers.
Ramping 100 Gbps Connectivity
Intel® Silicon Photonics Optical Transceivers are shipping in volume now, enabling data centers to cost-effectively deploy 100 Gigabit per second solutions via:
The only fully integrated silicon photonics solution with Intel's hybrid laser technology, featuring greater than 90% coupling efficiency.12
Industry-standard products adopted by cloud service providers.
High-density optical interconnects delivered with unmatched manufacturing capabilities, scale, and cost-efficiency.
Take advantage of the existing industry move to fiber optics for 4G and 5G RAN fronthaul.
Prof. Amnon Shashua, president and CEO of Mobileye, shows off a new silicon photonics lidar SoC that will deliver frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) lidar on a chip for autonomous vehicles beginning in 2025.
Intel’s Robert Blum joins host Jake Smith to talk about Intel’s broader connectivity group. How the company facilitates efficiently moving data between servers and across the data center with a wide range of products, including silicon photonics, Ethernet switches, accelerators and more.
This presentation discusses the advancements Intel has made in Silicon Photonics since first launching 100Gb/s transceivers over 4 years ago. How manufacturing optics at scale has resulted in the deployment of more than 5 million transceivers for hyperscale data centers to date.
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