Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Thursday March 24, 2016

Record-Speed 57Gbps Data Transmission Could Make Big Data More Accessible

Researchers from the University of Illinois have set a record for fiber data transmission. The new record stands at 57Gbps of error-free data at room temperature. Even more impressive is the fact that they were also able to send 50Gbps of error-free data at 185آ؛F. eek!

Feng’s group has been pushing VCSEL technology to higher speeds in recent years, and in 2014 was the first group in the U.S. to achieve error-free data transmission at 40 gigabits per second (denoted as Gbps). Now, in a series of conference papers, they report 57 Gbps error-free data transmission at room temperature, as well as 50 Gbps speeds at higher temperatures up to 85 degrees Celsius (185 degrees Fahrenheit).