The use of 400 Gb / s (400 GbE) Ethernet is becoming more widespread in next-generation data centers, and R&D of Ethernet above 400 Gb / s has already started. The demand for higher speeds and wider bandwidth will continue to accelerate in the future. Murata's silicon capacitors are ideal for use in ultra-wideband optical communication devices, with their very low insertion loss and very small size which help reducing power and footprint. As you might already know, in the case of 400GbE and 800GbE, high modulation rates such as 56GBaud and 112GBaud per signal line are required. They are well supported with our UBB SMD silicon capacitor (UBSC-serie for example). In parallel, the demand for Silicon Photonics type optical transceivers is increasing as well as the conventional legacy type optical transceivers. In addition, form factors are changing, such as On-Board Optics and Co-Packaged Optics, which require new design concepts and unique electronic components. Customization of dedicated products is also our strength if required.
Murata’s Silicon Capacitors technology offers the key features that are required to design applications from 56 to 112 GBaud rates, and is even ready to serve 224 GBaud advanced systems.