COMPARISON BETWEEN OPTICAL AND ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTIONS BASED ON POWER AND SPEED CONSIDERATIONS.

Michael R. Feldman, Sadik C. Esener, Clark C. Guest, Sing H. Lee

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Abstract

By replacing electronic transmission lines in very large scale integrated circuits with optical communication systems, increased system performance can be achieved. Electronic transmission lines suffer from long signal propagation time and large power dissipation as lengths and fanout grow. Optical systems are limited by the power dissipation of the injection laser sources and the optical detection speed, fundamentally governed by the supplied optical energy. Power versus speed tradeoffs are examined for both electrical and optical interconnections. Equations are derived that can be used to determine specific conditions for which optical systems become advantageous. These results are applied to concurrent wafer scale integrated circuits (WSI) where power, speed, throughput, and cost advantages can be achieved by performing interconnections optically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherOptical Soc of America
Pages105-108
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0936659661
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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