Addressing Reliability in a Non-Hermetic Laser Package


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Data transmission rates and performance demands are both increasing, and cooled non-hermetic laser packages are one way of cutting costs while meeting the performance requirements of those demands. But it’s not enough to invest in a non-hermetic solution that can meet demand for just a short lifespan. Optical component manufacturers need to build laser packages… Read More

Grocery Delivery’s Got A Dilemma: How Solid-State Refrigeration Solves for Fresh Food Delivery in the Last Mile

Assortment of healthy protein source and body building food

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Today, we can get everything from cleaning products to clothes and furniture shipped right to our door. In recent years, these capabilities have expanded to foods and beverages, but they’ve faced a more difficult transition than other commodities for one key reason: temperature control. The Business Case for Cooling Fresh foods require constant and precise… Read More

How a Non-Hermetic Laser Package Saves On Cost

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It is increasingly critical for optical transceiver manufacturers to reduce their cost per bit without sacrificing performance. Optical components such as lasers require protection from humidity, condensation, corrosion and other environmental factors, which can all negatively affect performance and the overall life of the package. Addressing these environmental challenges is possible with hermetic packaging that… Read More

Transform Your Industry with Sustainable Solid-State Cooling and Heating

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At Phononic, we are reimagining cooling and heating in a way never considered possible – with a solid-state chip. At first, our technology faced skepticism: how could a thumbnail-sized chip ever cool or heat something reliably? However, semiconductor chip-based technology has already led to sustainable solid-state solutions, such as the transistor, solar cell and LED… Read More

How Increasing Data Rates Are Driving a Need to Cool QSFPs

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The majority of QSFP (quad small form-factor pluggable) transceivers have traditionally been used uncooled, as they were commonly used in datacenter applications with shorter reach runs where cooling wasn’t really necessary. But data rates are climbing, with 100G becoming more common, and 400G links are starting to be implemented inside the datacenter. These data rate… Read More

No More Crying Over Spoiled Milk: Tips for Safe Breast Milk Storage

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There’s no shortage of news about how “breast is best” when it comes to feeding infants, so it’s not a surprise that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 2018 Breastfeeding Report Card states that 4 out of 5 newborns (83.2%) begin their life breastfeeding and over half (57.6%) are breastfeeding at 6 months. For mothers… Read More

Food Trends: How Natural Became the New Norm

Grocery Store

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The year is 1989. A third grader gloomily opens his lunchbox, less than thrilled to see his natural peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread with an apple as the side. He looks around to see all his friends feasting on fluffernutters on white bread, Butterscotch Krimpets® and Ecto Coolers. Fast forward to 2019, and… Read More

Blog: 3 Reasons Why 400G in the Datacenter Requires Effective Thermoelectric Cooling

Data Center

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With consumer demand driving ever-faster, ever-better devices and networks, and cloud storage needs only increasing as well, the rollout of 400G in the datacenter has been much anticipated. Form factors and optical modules to support 400G are here, and expected to continue to launch throughout the year. In order to deliver the high performance needed… Read More

OFC 2019: A Quick Recap

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There were a lot of great discussions had and innovative technologies unveiled at the 2019 Optical Networking and Communication Conference (OFC). New product developments and common challenges in deployment were all uncovered and dissected, and it’s clear that thermoelectric cooling will be a major opportunity for lowering costs and raising performance in many of these… Read More