SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Once a year I catch up with a community of high-speed interface engineers at DesignCon. Here's what I learned this time at the annual show.
- Everyone believes we will get to 56 Gbit/second boards, but no one knows how or at what cost
- The growing complexity of high-speed board design is forcing everyone to the table
- Silicon photonics based on wavelength-division multiplexing holds great promise, but will not be widely used in 2015
- Optical backplanes will be big, maybe at DesignCon 2025
- Startup Credo Semiconductor is punching ahead of its weight in the fight to 56G
- The new generation of engineers coming up are wonderful
- And the old farts still have a lively sense of humor
So here’s my trip report from DesignCon 2015, sprinkled with a few random faces, sights and Powerpoint slides from the show floor and conference rooms. Come take a look.
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