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MW Panel II: PAM vs. Coherent for Data Center Connectivity

Tuesday, 07 March, 12:15 – 13:45

Theater I

We regret to inform you the video for this session will not be available due to technical issues.

Session Description
As data center transceiver data rates approach 1.6T and 3.2T, the industry is discussing two technology approaches: direct detect (PAM) and coherent lite. Panelists from component to module vendors and hyperscale cloud providers will investigate the tradeoffs between these two technologies, such as reach, power, cost and complexity.


Lian Qin, Marketing AVP, Marvell, USA


Cedric Lam, Principal Engineer, Google, USA

Oliver Sun, Fellow, InnoLight, China

Xi Wang, VP, Marvell Technology, USA

Lee Xu, EVP, Coherent, USA