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Optical interconnections on printed circuit boards
Author(s): Elmar Griese
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Paper Abstract

In this paper an optical interconnection technology for high-speed printed circuit board application is presented. This technology is widely compatible with the existing design and manufacturing technologies of conventional multi- layer pc boards and it combines electrical and optical interconnects on pc board level. Using this interconnection technology on-board bandwidth of several Gbps can be realized. As conventional pc board technology provides sufficient performance characteristics for the majority of all on-board signals only a hybrid technology which is compatible to the existing printed circuit board design and manufacturing processes is able to lead to a practical solution at reasonable cost. This compatibility demand results in different technological, functional, and economic requirements which also consider potential application for high performance computing and telecommunication hardware. In this paper an overview is given on the requirements, on the basic technologies for manufacturing electrical-optical pc boards as well as on the extended design process with its modeling and simulation methodologies and strategies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386877
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Elmar Griese, Siemens AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4089:
Optics in Computing 2000
Roger A. Lessard; Tigran V. Galstian, Editor(s)

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