Silicon Photonics Enabling Exascale Data Networks


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As part of SPEED, two types of 400Gb/s transceivers are being designed on silicon ICs to serve applications both between and within data centres.


  • Dramatic increase in data traffic
  • Need for a more reliable hardware for data centres
  • Trend: Smaller, faster, cheaper
  • Opto-electronic transceiver: The link between transmitting and processing data
  • Current standard: 40G and 100G
  • Ambition for SPeeD: 400Gund Datenprocessing
  • Aktueller Standard: 40G und 100G
  • Ziel in SPeeD: 400G
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Project Partners

  • ADVA Optical Networking SE
  • AEMtec GmbH
  • FCI, Finetec
  • IHP
  • IHP Solutions
  • Ranovus GmbH
  • Sicoya GmbH
  • TU Berlin
  • Universität Paderborn
  • Vertilas

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