Silicon Line GmbH has introduced a new line of integrated circuits (ICs) with transmission speeds of 16 to 18 gigabytes per seconds (Gb/s).
The new chips will be produced in single-channel and four-channel versions, enabling the production of active optical cables with speeds up 72 Gb/s. Likely applications for the ICs include active optical cables for HDMI- and DisplayPort-enabled devices, as well as customized cable solutions for virtual reality headsets, 4K and 8K TV and commercial products. Silicon Line is the global leader in developing and providing innovative optical link technology for consumer, commercial and industrial electronics.
Active optical cables using Silicon Line technology require no outside power source for converting and transmitting electrical signals as optical signals and offer many benefits over conventional copper connections. They are much lighter and more flexible than copper for high bandwidth applications, have a longer transmission distance and no susceptibility to electromagnetic interference (EMI).
For more information about Silicon Line’s active optical technology for HDMI, DisplayPort, USB, MIPI D-PHY or custom applications, contact Ian Jackson, director, sales and marketing at ian.j…@silicon-line.