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  • DisplayPort Optical Interconnect
Jan 2008
Luxtera Inc.Request Info
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2008 -- Luxtera Inc. of Carlsbad, Calif., is showing DisplayPort, an optical interconnect based on its silicon photonics technology, for digital home and digital signage applications at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas.

DisplayPort enables the use of high-resolution displays, such as 4K2K, at distances from 2 meters to 4 kilometers from the video source. The exhibit is part of the Video Electronics Standards Association’s (VESA) DisplayPort TechZone.

The bandwidth between a graphics card and a monitor is exceeding 10 Gb/s driven by increasing monitor resolutions, faster refresh rates and more color depth. The DisplayPort standard allows for up to 10.8 Gb/s of video data. These fast data rates are putting a strain on traditional copper interconnects, which limit the length of copper cable between the monitor and a display to two meters at high speed, as defined by the standard. At the same time, digital signage and digital home applications require long-reach connectivity, because the source content may be located tens of meters or even kilometers from displays. Traditional copper solutions cannot support these reaches while existing optical interconnect ,and extension box solutions are costly, Luxtera said.

By combining optical and electronic elements on a single silicon CMOS chip, Luxtera said, it is the first company to break cost barriers of traditional optics and economically deliver high-performance optical interconnect to mainstream markets.

“The rapidly growing digital signage and digital home markets demand larger, higher-resolution displays driving demand for economical long-reach and high-performance interconnect,” said Marek Tlalka, vice president of marketing for Luxtera. “By delivering a single-chip solution fabricated in a high-volume, mainstream fabrication processes, our silicon CMOS photonics technology is the only answer that can simultaneously solve both the performance and cost problems faced by customers. We have already delivered products based on our technology to enterprise communications markets, and we are excited to demonstrate the same benefits to consumer market applications.”

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Luxtera Inc.
2320 Camino Vida Roble
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Phone: (760) 448-3520
Fax: (760) 448-3530


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