Samples of Ultra-Small Embedded Optical Module for Active Optical Modules Now Available from I-PEX

Austin, TX, July 7, 2021 – I-PEX is shipping sample quantities of a new Embedded Optical Module (EOM) for Active Optical Modules for internal optical cable connections. The EOM uses the silicon-photonics IC optical I/O core from AIO Core Co., Ltd.

 

The I-PEX EOM is related to our I-PEX Embedded Optical Blade (EOB), an ultra-thin active optical module, which is still in development. While the EOB will have a built-in microprocessor in an ultra-thin package, the EOM omits the microprocessor to minimize the footprint. EOM has an extremely small footprint of 12 mm x 14 mm and transmits 100 Gbps (25 Gbps x 4 channels) over 300 m of multimode fiber cable. The optical cables are terminated with MT ferrules. By utilizing EOM, electrical-to-optical (E-to-O) and optical-to-electrical (O-to-E) conversion close to the processor is now available. This can dramatically decrease signal loss which can occur in the copper trace between the processor and the edge of the board.

Background: In data center equipment, it is common for outside the box, high-speed signal connectivity to be achieved using pluggable optical modules. However, as data rates increase, electrical losses also increase, reducing the effective distance of mid-board transmitters, requiring re-timers or using heavier gauge copper cable to reach the chassis port. EOM makes it possible to shorten the copper trace length on the system board in data center equipment by placing the E-to-O conversion closer to the processor, reducing electrical transmission loss.

Samples of Ultra-Small Embedded Optical Module for Active Optical Modules Now Available from I-PEX
I-PEX Embedded Optical Module (EOM)

About I-PEX I-PEX is a unique and high-quality manufacturer of the world’s most advanced connectors, sensors, complex molded parts and other products based on the ultra-precision manufacturing process that we have perfected over the past 50 years. We, as an innovative prod...

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About I-PEX
I-PEX is a unique and high-quality manufacturer of the world’s most advanced connectors, sensors, complex molded parts and other products based on the ultra-precision manufacturing process that we have perfected over the past 50 years. We, as an innovative product development and engineering solutions expert, are committed to exceeding the expectations of our customers around the world through global teamwork, aiming to be the company that our customers choose first.

About AIO Core Co., Ltd. and “Optical I/O Core”
AIO Core Co., Ltd. is the first incorporation-type divided company under an approval of the Ministry of Economy, Trae and Industry (METI), Japan. AIO Core has inherited the intellectual property rights, along with some parts of technology, from Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association (PETRA) and was newly divided from the organization. This development was accomplished by PETRA under the trust from New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).

For more information about this product, visit: https://www.i-pex.com/library/news/press-release-i-pex-embedded-optical-module-20210629/.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Myra Foshay at 512-339-4739 or email at [email protected].

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