How Increasing Data Rates Are Creating 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

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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

Why Noise Matters in the NICU

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In the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), infants are constantly cared for and monitored. And while that is certainly a good thing, the alarms, beeps and buzzes from the cardiopulmonary and other monitors greatly increase noise levels and expose the babies to high intensity sound. The sound environment in most NICUs is louder than a… Read More

Reimagine Your Design Process with Solid-State Technology

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Solid-state thermal technology is transforming the way we cool and heat. Commonly-used cooling and heating technologies are now more than a century old, and they’re simply unable to adapt to modern demands. At Phononic, we are reimagining cooling and heating based on our deep expertise in solid-state thermoelectric devices. Our team of thermal design engineers… Read More

How to Master OFC: Tips & Trends to Look For

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The Optical Networking and Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) is fast approaching, and Kevin Granucci, VP and GM at Phononic, put together a handy guide to help you get the most out of your time at the show. What trends should you be looking for, and how can you best take advantage of the networking… Read More