Performance is paramount, and links of 100G and 400G must have bit error rates of 10E-8. This reduces the requirements of forward error correction (FEC), adding an overhead of up to 10 percent of the data and increases latency, with link lengths extending beyond 100m to up to 300m on multimode fiber. “We address this by providing 100G and 400G Active Optical Cable (AOC) solutions to assure performance that transceivers and cables on their own cannot,” says Rubovitch. He continues, “AuraDP™ is a revolutionary technology that reduces the complexity of coupling the optical devices to the fiber enabling high volume manufacturing and reducing power, heat and improving reliability.”
AuraDP™ is a revolutionary technology that reduces the complexity of coupling the optical devices to the fiber enabling high volume manufacturing and reducing power, heat and improving reliability
Traditionally, competing in an MSA compliant based market is dependent on price, all related to driving volumes and lowering the cost of goods sold (COGS). However, the continual drive to zero doesn’t benefit the customer or supplier. While the price is a key factor, Dust differentiates itself based on the economic value of lower power and better reliability, each of which lowers the total cost of ownership (TCO). With reliability, there is the tangible cost of reduced sparing and time to repair and the intangible costs of downtime, which can be enormous depending on the service affected. Also, the firm is more of a strategic partner and not just a vendor of optical modules. “We can enable the next revolution of optical and semiconductor co-package and dramatically reduce power and TCO,” asserts Rubovitch.
The firm envisions expanding beyond 400G multimode fiber to 400G and 800G single mode fiber solutions as well as optical and silicon switch co-package integration by leveraging their silicon photonics and fiber alignment technologies. “The future is about bigger pipes and solving the problems they bring to optical connectivity. For Dust, this is our wheelhouse,” concludes Rubovitch.