Coming challenges with terabit-per-second data communication

Patrick J. Zabinski, Barry K. Gilbert, Erik S. Daniel

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The growth in network data-rates is outpacing several constituent technologies, which is creating new challenges that cannot be readily overcome through simple extensions of previous approaches. This paper contributes by identifying new challenges facing the emerging data-communication protocols in the 400 Gb/s to 1 Tb/s range. Three particular challenges are presented along with their respective design implications and options: off-chip data interfaces; on-chip data busses; and off-chip buffering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6585766
Pages (from-to)10-20
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 9 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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