Adolite Inc. today demonstrated new technology to help providers keep up with accelerating data growth.at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) 2018, taking place March 13-15, 2018 in San Diego, California.
With the company’s major breakthroughs in materials science and precision manufacturing, data centers, cloud computing providers, and 5G mobile operators can unblock their supply chains to support data expansion and speed market innovation and can deliver more data to their customers—faster. Adolite’s patent-pending process replaces embedded fiber with polymer to deliver sophisticated, high-performance optical transceivers, active optical cable (AOC) and on-board optics (OBO)—at 100G (gigabits per second), 400G and beyond.
“Capacity and growth are being held back because manufacturers are simply unable to produce enough state-of-the-art optical-interconnect products,” said Abraham Jou, CEO, Adolite. “Adolite enables greater access to bandwidth-intensive, rich content with our breakthrough technology that ultimately allows cloud computing and data centers to cost-effectively innovate and differentiate.”
According to LightCounting, the global market for Ethernet optics at 25 Gb/s and above is projected to grow by 18 percent annually, exceeding $5 billion by 2022. Optical interconnect manufacturers have been challenged to keep up with demand, creating a supply chain bottleneck.
Existing transceiver designs are complex, requiring time-consuming and error-prone production processes owing to multiple lenses, fiber-alignment challenges and complicated assembly. In contrast, Adolite embeds optical waveguides and electrical circuits into a single layer of polymer flexible printed circuit board (FPC) and directly integrates lasers and photo diodes onto the FPC using flip-chip bonding techniques. This simplified physical structure is more flexible and routable at the board level, and can help streamline the production process.