Photonics – saviour of data centers
More bandwidth, higher speeds and lower energy costs
As of 2018 more than 4 billion people worldwide are using the internet. Data traffic is growing at alarming rates and expected to double in size in the next three years. In the foreseeable future the current silicon chip based internet infrastructure will be unable to cope with the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth.
Photonics technology reveals the way forward with the creation of ultrafast chips and fibre optic cables based on light sources. By using light as a way of transmitting data these technologies far outperform the existing copper solutions. The speed photonics technology offers is indispensable in transitioning from 4G to 5G broadband. Continue reading “Photonics – saviour of data centers”
If you are passionate about the Internet of Things, then you know that IoT is everywhere: in sports, in healthcare, industry, photonics and in your life. Take a look at what is happening in IoT in the second half of 2016: Continue reading “IoT-related upcoming events”
Jose Pozo, Director of Technology and Innovation, European Photonics Industry Consortium, will moderate at the Internet of Things Event, which will take place on June 07-08, at HighTech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
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Photonics is playing the enabling role for sensors and data transport to create the IOT. In this talk we will elaborate on the role of photonics sensors for data generating devices for IOT. Photonics sensing is becoming more important and especially sensors for monitoring the environment are. An example of a fine dust sensor will be given which has enabled community sensing as well as sensing for improving the work conditions in construction work by ISENSIT. Data centers have double growth numbers already and this will continue in the coming years. The datacenters are the physical location for the IOT Cloud. The data transport is having similar growth numbers and the photonic components are the enablers for the miniaturization, energy reduction and bandwidth needs in the data centers. Examples will be given on these components and the importance of photonics will be described by the unique lasers being developed by VTEC and Sinochip for data transport in data centers.
About Jan Mink Continue reading ““Photonics in Data Streams and Data Centers to enrich and accelerate IoT” – Presented by Jan Mink, VTEC Lasers & Sensors”
Graphene and graphene-related materials (GRMs) are ideal materials for flexible electronic components, as graphene is inherent ultra-thin, flexible, elastic and almost completely transparent. Graphene-based photonic sensors have a remarkable performance and can be used for pollution sensing, security, night vision, automotive as well as health and fitness monitoring. ICFO has demonstrated wearable photonic sensors for fitness monitoring, such as heart rate and blood oxygen saturation. These ultra-thin and wearable demonstrator devices were demonstrated recently at the mobile world congress in Barcelona. In the near-future, more fitness and health markers will become available, with the potential to predict illness, fatigue etc.
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