Cooled Optics in NG-PON2 Deployment

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Next-Generation Passive Optical Network 2 (NG-PON2) is a network standard capable of delivering throughput of up to 40Gbit/s across the network. On a NG-PON2 network, each module is capable of providing up to 10Gbit/s per subscriber, in symmetric upstream and downstream speeds. This network technology broadcasts data across fiber-optic cables for fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) telecommunications. The… Read More

Expand Your Product Portfolio with Solid-State Refrigerators and Freezers

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In Foodservice Equipment & Supplies’ recent Consultants’ Roundtable, foodservice designers shared their insights on kitchen trends, the impact of off-premise dining and other shifts in the foodservice industry. One of the article’s recurring themes is the rise in requests for built-in space for grab-and-go items. Growth in off-premise eating is prompting operators to install more… Read More

Lost in the Supermarket? Here Are 4 Ways Solid-State Cooling Can Help

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A shopper is browsing the grocery store frozen food aisles, searching for the right package of veggies for her family. In front of her, there are dozens of options, produced by dozens of different companies. However, despite the sheer number of frozen veggie bags, there appears to be little difference between them all. So, how… Read More

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

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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