Super-fast Optical Interconnects
Universal chip-to-chip optical interconnects are delivering off-package communication at the bandwidth density and energy cost of in-package electrical incumbents
DATA DASHES through today’s optical fibre system networks before it slows to a crawl at copper interconnects. These bottlenecks occur at copper pins and wires on circuit boards, where electrons transmit data at far lower speeds. So great are these delays that there will come a time when copper interconnects will have to be replaced by optical signalling.