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Rack-to-rack Opto Link Webcasts

Posted April 2nd, 2011 · Please leave a comment · Webcast


Updated April 12th, 2011: Thanks to everyone who attended the live event! The on-demand recording is now available, as are the slides and white papers:

Our next webcasts are on rack-to-rack opto link simulation. Both time slots will include a joint presentation by Agilent EEsof EDA and VPIphotonics about the co-simulation interface between ADS and VPI products.

The two live time slots are:

16:00 CET / 10AM EST


If you can’t attend the live event you can register in any case and we’ll send you a link to the on-deamnd version


Physical limitations of copper chip-to-chip interconnects are driving demand for a new class of link based on opto-electronics and optical fibers.

The performance of electronic components within or around an optical communications system may have a significant impact on the performance of the system as a whole. In most optical communications systems simulations, systems-level models are used to represent the behavior of electrical components (e.g. drivers, coders, receivers, clock and data recovery), nonlinearity, gain and frequency-dependent functions. A better understanding of the interactions between the electronic and photonic parts of a link can be obtained if full electronic circuit models can be incorporated directly into the systems simulation. Having full electronic models in the optical simulation also saves the time required for abstracting the electronic model to a behavioral model at each design iteration.

In this joint Webcast, we will address these challenges using the co-simulation link between and Advanced Design System from Agilent EEsof EDA and from VPIphotonics. ADS is a powerful electronic circuit design environment that is perfect for modeling high-frequency analog and digital circuits within optical communications systems. Furthermore, it has extensive libraries of components and materials for high-frequency design. This interface calls the ADS simulator executable directly from VPItransmissionMaker or VPIcomponentMaker, so that the best technologies for photonic and electronic design work seamlessly together.

Hope to see you there!


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