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Liz Goldsmith

Credo joins OCP to spur 400G connectivity for hyperscale data centers and telecom

Credo, a specialist in serializer-deserializer (SerDes) semiconductor technology driving high-performance, low power connectivity for 100G, 400G, and 800G port enabled networks, has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) as a community member. OCP is an open consortium aiming to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage, and data center hardware for scalable computing.

Training videos educate on fiber inspection and cleaning

Sticklers Fiber Optic Cleaners has created three training videos focused on best practices for fiber cleaning. As the demand for faster and more-reliable networks increases, inspecting and cleaning each and every fiber-optic connection has never been more important. Whether installing a new fiber network or maintaining an existing one, it is essential for service providers to implement proper fiber cleaning procedures to ensure its performance.

Gartner’s Top 10 Technology Trends For 2020 That Will Shape The Future

Edge computing will become a dominant factor across virtually all industries and use cases as the edge becomes empowered with more sophisticated and specialized compute resources and more data storage. The focus on the edge currently stems from the need for Internet of Things (IoT) systems to deliver disconnected or distributed capabilities into the embedded IoT world.

What Building Products Manufacturers Need to Know About Smart Buildings

Existing buildings far outnumber any new construction. Statistics show that for every new commercial property being built, there are approximately 100 existing buildings of a similar type. Retrofitting an existing building requires weaving “smart” technology into the existing infrastructure, including WiFi, ethernet, Bluetooth mesh and smart sensors. Once the “smart” infrastructure is developed, a retrofitted “smart” building can return all the same benefits of a newly built “smart” building.

Understanding BER Testing in Fiber Optics

Bit Error Rate (BER) is a measure of telecommunication signal integrity based on the quantity or percentage of transmitted bits that are received incorrectly. Essentially, the more incorrect bits, the greater the impact on signal quality. Bit error rate is an effective indicator of full end-to-end performance because it encompasses the receiver and transmitter as well as the media between them.

Meet OM5 – The Green Revolution in Fiber Optics Technology!

WBMMF or OM5 is designed to carry multiple signals generated at different short wavelengths. These signals can be aggregated for applications where high bandwidths are required through a technology called wavelength division multiplexing or WDM. In short, OM5 can accommodate multiple wavelength signals and allows them to travel simultaneously across a single fiber strand. In this way, the capacity of a fiber cable can be increased by four times.