"50 Gb/s Electrical Lane and 400 Gb/s Ethernet Industry Investigations"

Chris Cole, Engineering Director at Finisar Corp.

October 26th (Friday), 9:30am
Harold Frank Hall (HFH), Room 4164

The OIF 56G-CEI-VSR project started this year to define 40 Gb/s to 56 Gb/s electrical lane signaling rates. Also this year, a proposal for 400Gb/s Ethernet has been made. These two major efforts are driving the development of next generation optical Datacom technologies. Industry proposals to initiate efforts in these areas will be overviewed.

About Chris Cole:

Chris Cole is a director at Finisar Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif. He received a B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, and B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At Hughes Aircraft Co. (now Boeing SDC,) and then M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory, Chris contributed to multiple imaging and communication satellite programs such as Milstar. Later, he consulted on telecom ASIC design for Texas Instruments’ DSP Group and Silicon Systems Inc. (now Maxim.) At Acuson Corp. (now Siemens Ultrasound,) Chris was one of the architects of the Sequoia coherent imaging ultrasound platform, where he also managed hardware and software development groups. As a principal consultant with the Parallax Group, he carried out signal processing analysis and product definition for several imaging and communication systems. Chris is now managing the development of 100 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s optical transceivers at Finisar (which acquired his previous company, Big Bear Networks.) He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Hosted by: Professor John Bowers, Electrical and Computer Engineering