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Mydesign   3/21/2013 11:44:55 PM
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"You're right about optical fiber, Mydesign. Copper is being replaced by optical fiber for high-def video, even in such places as surgical suites."

Charles, thanks for the link. Would you think that in future these optical fibre can replaced by some other transfer mechanisms like laser or Ultra sonic waves etc.

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Mydesign   3/21/2013 11:40:14 PM
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"the idea is definitely revolutionary, although it isn't new, as we see from 10 years of research. But copper doesn't complete disappear from the board--not yet, anyway."

Ann, copper cannot be replacing immediately, but i think one day it has to happen.

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Ann R. Thryft   3/18/2013 4:15:23 PM
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78RPM, this is Dow Corning, not Corning, in case you were confusing the two. It's easy to do.

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Ann R. Thryft   3/18/2013 12:01:11 PM
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Pubudu, thanks for the comments. Could you clarify your question? Optical fiber is already being used for general-purpose data transfer at longer distances.

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Re: Optical interconnects.
Ann R. Thryft   3/18/2013 12:00:32 PM
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William, I agree. Even after 10 years of problem-solving, I bet there will be lots left for engineers to do on the board for some time to come.



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Pubudu   3/16/2013 3:14:18 AM
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Ann Very interesting article, there will be no doubt in future when it comes to the data transfer

But will this be ok for the long distant data transfer and cost-effective for the general purpose data transfer?

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Optical interconnects.
William K.   3/15/2013 10:49:51 PM
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It will be very interesting to see the completely new set of problems that will come up if this idea ever is used. New problems to make sure we engineers never run out of problems to solve.

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Re: Mode of Data transfer
Charles Murray   3/15/2013 6:19:34 PM
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You're right about optical fiber, Mydesign. Copper is being replaced by optical fiber for high-def video, even in such places as surgical suites.

http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1395&doc_id=239416

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Nancy Golden   3/15/2013 3:40:04 PM
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I remember hearing about a computer that was built completely with fiber optics back in the late 90's. I think it was designed by the R&D department of one of the major tech universities. We were "photofied" as well!

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Ann R. Thryft   3/15/2013 12:25:04 PM
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Nancy, I first heard of switching photons instead of electrons about 15 years ago in a venture capitalist meeting about a new tech, I forget which one or from which company. I was electrified--or perhaps I should say, photofied.



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