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Optical Interconnect Of Digital Integrated Circuits And Systems
Author(s): Anis Husain
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Paper Abstract

Conventional interconnect and switching technology is rapidly becoming a critical issue in the realization of systems using silicon-based VHSIC/VLSI chips or GaAs integrated circuits. Optical interconnect technology promises to enhance performance significantly, provide relief from the pinout problem, decrease implementation complexity, and provide improvements to the flexibility and real-time reconfigurability of these systems. Furthermore, by releasing the bandwidth constraints on interconnects, the full processing speed capabilities of silicon logic could be exploited to improve system throughput dramatically. This paper outlines the key issues involved in implementing optical interconnects and the impact of exploiting this concept on the architecture of digital systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 1984
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0466, Optical Interfaces for Digital Circuits & Systems, (10 May 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.941556
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Anis Husain, Honeywell Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0466:
Optical Interfaces for Digital Circuits & Systems
Raymond Milano, Editor(s)

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