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Modeling and characterization of optical TSVs
Author(s): Niels Neumann; Sujay Charania; Sebastian Killge; Zaid al-Husseini; Ronny Henker; Frank Ellinger; Johann Bartha; Dirk Plettemeier
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Paper Abstract

In future, computing platforms will invoke massive parallelism by using a huge number of processing elements. These elements need broadband interconnects to communicate with each other. Following More-than-Moore concepts, soon large numbers of processors will be arranged in 3D chip-stacks. This trend to stack multiple dies produces a demand for high-speed intraconnects (within the 3D stack) which enable an efficient operation. Besides wireless electronic solutions (inductive or capacitive as well as using antennas), optical connectivity is an option for bit rates up to the Tbit/s range, too. We investigated different candidates for optical TSVs. For optical transmission via optical Through-Silicon-Vias, we were able to demonstrate negligible losses and dispersion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10325, Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2017, 103250O (10 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2270994
Show Author Affiliations
Niels Neumann, TU Dresden (Germany)
Sujay Charania, TU Dresden (Germany)
Sebastian Killge, TU Dresden (Germany)
Zaid al-Husseini, TU Dresden (Germany)
Ronny Henker, TU Dresden (Germany)
Frank Ellinger, TU Dresden (Germany)
Johann Bartha, TU Dresden (Germany)
Dirk Plettemeier, TU Dresden (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10325:
Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2017
Jan Dorosz; Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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