The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

New High-bandwidth, Non-DSP Interface for Data Center and Campus Interconnects

Wednesday, 11 March, 15:00 - 16:00
Theater II
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Session Description

This panel will discuss a new solution for low cost and high speed interconnect for data centers and campus networks that will make new optical modules cost effective and easy to deploy. It utilizes PAM4 modulation and a unique application of CDR and analog PLL to provide non-DSP-based signal receive and demodulation. This is perfect for the next speed improvement in local Interconnect.

 

Moderator
Marek Tlalka, Senior Director of Marketing, High Performance Analog, MACOM, USA 
 

Panelists

Benny Koren, VP of Architecture, Mellanox, USA
Greg LeCheminant, Measurement Applications Specialist, Digital Communications Analysis, Keysight Technologies, USA 
Jeff Maki, Distinguished Engineer II, Juniper Networks, USA
Marek Tlalka, Senior Director of Marketing, High Performance Analog, MACOM, USA 
Tim Vang, Vice President, Marketing and Applications, Semtech Corporation, USA 
Michael XinVice President, Sales and Marketing, Cambridge Industries USA Inc. (CIG), USA

Biographies

Benny Koren, VP of Architecture, Mellanox, USA

Benny Koren , Mellanox VP for architecture, re-joined Mellanox in 2010 and is responsible for Mellanox's switches and Physical layer products. Mr. Koren graduated Cum Laude with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

 

 

 

Greg LeCheminant, Measurement Applications Specialist, Digital Communications Analysis, Keysight Technologies, USA 

Greg Le Cheminant is a Measurement Applications Specialist and Strategic Planner for digital communications analysis products in the Internet Infrastructure Solutions Group.  He is responsible for development of new measurement applications and products for the group’s optical communications test products.  He represents Keysight on several industry standards committees.

Greg's experience at Keysight/Agilent/Hewlett-Packard began in 1985 with five years in manufacturing engineering, and the remainder in various technical marketing positions. He is a contributing author to four textbooks on high-speed digital communications and has written numerous technical articles on test related topics.  Greg earned BSEET and MSEE degrees from Brigham Young University.

 

Jeff Maki, Distinguished Engineer II, Juniper Networks, USA

Dr. Jeffery Maki works on cloud optics. He is a member of the board of directors of the Ethernet Alliance and an IEEE 802.3 Ethernet voter. For OIF, he is PLUG chair and technical voter for Juniper Networks. He is co-chair of the 100G Lambda MSA and a founding member of the QSFP-DD800, QSFP-DD, SFP-DD and Open-Eye MSAs. For COBO, he is a member of the board of directors, VP and Data Center Networking working group chair. He is an OSA and IEEE member. He has a Ph.D. in Optics from The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.


Steve Plote, Optics Consulting Engineer, Nokia, Inc., USA

Steve Plote, is Optics Consulting Engineer at Nokia. He is currently responsible for the support of all Nokia sales teams in the Americas as well as Channel Partners.  Focusing on Network designs for the delivery of real time, next generation services for Video transport, Carrier Ethernet, Consumer Content Distribution, and Cloud Computing.  He has personal responsibility for the network engineering and support for the WEB2.0 and Content Service Providers in North America.  Mr. Plote has more than 30 years of experience in Data Center Interconnect, Telecommunications and LAN switching and transmission solutions.  Prior to joining Nokia, he was Solutions Business Development and CSP Systems Engineering at BTI Systems and prior to that was Solutions Sales Director at Tellabs.  He has many professional memberships and committee involvements including NANOG PC, OFC, MEF, IEEE, OSA, IEC and IETF.


Marek Tlalka, Senior Director of Marketing, High Performance Analog, MACOM, USA 

Marek Tlalka is the Senior Director of Marketing for High Performance Analog at MACOM. Prior to joining MACOM, Marek worked at Mindspeed Technologies, Luxtera, Conexant, Applied Digital Access and GTE Communications Systems. Marek has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications field covering areas such as Engineering, Product Management, Marketing and Sales. Marek received his BSEE from Illinois Institute of Technology and his MBA from San Diego State University.

 


Tim Vang, Vice President, Marketing and Applications, Semtech Corporation, USA

Timothy Vang, Ph.D. has over 25 years of experience in the optical communications field.  He joined Gennum (now Semtech) in 2007 and currently is Vice President of Marketing and Applications for optical communication products.  Before joining Semtech he worked for Archcom Technology, VSK Photonics, TRW, Jet Propulsion Labs and Bell Laboratories. He has over 30 published publications and 10 patents.

 



Michael XinVice President, Sales and Marketing, Cambridge Industries USA Inc. (CIG), USA

Michael Xin is a VP of Sales and Marketing at CIG USA, responsible for North America Market for CIG’s Photonics Business Unit. Prior to CIG, Michael was a Director of Corporate Business Development at Oclaro, Inc. responsible for corporate strategy and M&A. He came to Oclaro through the Opnext acquisition in 2012.
Michael holds a PhD and a M. Phil in applied physics from Center for Telecommunications Research at Columbia University, MS in space physics from University of Alaska, Fairbanks and BS in applied physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

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