Wireline Communication Circuits and Systems

Wireline communication is a rapidly evolving part of the modern network infrastructure. High-speed data must be transmitted between chips using electrical or optical communication over wires to reach the lowest power requirements. We are inventing new circuits and systems to communicate at high data rates and requiring low-power consumption through the integration of optical components into silicon integrated circuit processes.

The first 100 GHz bandwidth amplifier implemented in a Silicon/Silicon-Germanium process
A low-power 40-Gb/s Transmitter capable of 3 Vpp single-ended swing and Receiver operating at under 9 mW.
A 25-Gb/s Fully-integrated Optical Transceiver implemented in Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) CMOS