AEPONYX, the startup building the integrated photonics with MEMS devices, is picking telecom and 5G networks as the first market vertical for its tunable transceiver designs.
AEPONYX, the startup building the integrated photonics with MEMS devices, has closed a new $10 million funding round. The Montreal, Canada-based firm is picking telecom and 5G networks as the first market vertical for its tunable transceiver designs.
The company employs fast-tuning and ultra-small MEMS devices and silicon nitride photonics to create optical transceivers for dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) communications over single fiber-optic links. That’s crucial in facilitating high data rates in small form factor fiber-optic gear.
Silicon photonics on MEMS provides photonics with the cost structure of microelectronics. Source: AEPONYX
The use of ultra-small MEMS also lowers latency and power consumption in high-speed data applications. AEPONYX’s planar micro-optical switch chips are based on a platform that combines silicon photonics with MEMS technology. Besides telecom and 5G, AEPONYX is eying its silicon photonics on MEMS technology for quantum computing, LiDARs, and sensors.
This article was originally published on Planet Analog.
Majeed Ahmad, Editor-in-Chief of EDN, has covered the electronics design industry for more than two decades.