RE: re: Why wrong LINE rate could cost dear
- To: "'Chang, Edward S'" <Edward.Chang@xxxxxxxxxx>, "'Bill Woodruff'" <woodruff@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: re: Why wrong LINE rate could cost dear
- From: Rob Marsland <rmarsland@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 09:26:34 -0500
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- Organization: Focused Research, Inc
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I think it is clear that VCSELs are already operating at 10 Gbit/s. The
data I presented at the June meeting was with multi-mode 850nm VCSELs. I
believe there was also a Lucent talk based on 10 Gbit/s 850 nm VCSELs. The
question is really in the details of what extinction ratio and coding
overhead are required. I'm with Martin Nuss when it comes to having a
strong preference for 10 Gbaud over 12.5. Also, extinction ratio >>6 dB is
challenging with direct modulation at these rates (although clever TX
designers may come up with a way of beating the VCSEL into submission).
Robert A. Marsland
Focused Research, Inc. (a New Focus company)
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Madison, WI 53711
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From: Chang, Edward S [SMTP:Edward.Chang@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 7:50 AM
To: Bill Woodruff; Perkins, Drew; 'piers_dawe@xxxxxx';
Subject: RE: re: Why wrong LINE rate could cost dear
I believe, users support both serial and parallel approaches. Both are
equally viable. It is a mistake at this initial stage using limited
knowledge to determine the market several years down the road. Market is
shaped by human preferences, then technologies; therefore, we can not use a
few technical facts to predict future market direction.
When we, a group, introduced VICEL to industry, there were objections
everywhere. Today, Vixcel is the winner. Whenever, there are needs in
market, someone will come up with a right product.
By the way, do you think VCSEL will perform at 10 Gbps in the near future?