Written by Curt Schwaderer for CompactPCI Advanced and Micro TCA Systems August, 2010
In my November 2008 column, I wrote about a paradigm-shifting optical switching technology being developed by Lightfleet Corporation (http:// www.compactpci-systems.com/articles/id/?3521). The technology promised to be a significantly disruptive, enabling new architectures for a variety of applications requiring low latency switching with broadcasting properties.
Since that article was published I have received a number of emails asking about an update on the technology and the company.
So in this month’s column I decided to catch up with Lightfleet and get a technical update on its optical switching technology called Direct Broadcast Optical Interconnect (DBOI).
Jim Burke, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Lightfleet Corporation, gave me a great update on the DBOI technology, applications, current status, and some future directions.