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Fiber as a Design Differentiator: From Cabling to Packaged Solutions

Original Air Date: Jan 17, 2013 | Duration: 60 minutes Webinar
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Overview:
In the new age of fiber connectivity, performance is about much more than just cabling. Ensuring optimal performance and maximizing uptime for data centers and networks is increasingly about making smart connectivity choices. This webinar will introduce engineers to the broad range of end-to-end options for fiber connectivity, which enables top-flight performance, reduced cost and bill of materials, and provable reliability. Our panel of industry experts with introduce and explain the utility of passive and active fiber optic components and modules, advanced optical cable assemblies, connectors and adaptors. We'll survey a range of industries and applications with a focus on enterprise networking, data centers, and industrial automation.

What you'll learn from this webinar:

  • Connectivity options for data center, networking and industrial applications that reduce cost, minimize risk of signal loss, and boost reliability
  • Critical factors in designing and selecting fiber optics connectivity solutions, including materials, footprint, signal speed and integrity.
  • The latest connectivity innovations for the electrical-optical interface.
Moderator:
Bill Schweber
Bill Schweber is an electronics engineer who has written three textbooks on electronic communications systems, as well as hundreds of technical articles, opinion columns, and product features. In past roles, he worked as a technical web-site manager for multiple topic-specific sites for EE Times, as well as both the Executive Editor and Analog Editor at EDN. At Analog Devices, Inc. (a leading vendor of analog and mixed-signal ICs), Bill was in marketing communications (public relations); as a result, he has been on both sides of the technical PR function, presenting company products, stories, and messages to the media and also as the recipient of these.


Presenter:
Martin Rowe, Editor-in-Chief, The Connecting Edge
Martin Rowe served as technical editor and senior technical editor at Test & Measurement World for 20 years including three years as EDN Design Ideas editor. During that time, Martin covered a wide range of technologies and companies. Technologies included bench instruments such as oscilloscopes, meters, signal sources and their applications. His favorite applications for these instruments were high-speed signal measurements, basic measurements (voltage, current, power), calibration, and EMC/EMI/RFI. All of these apply directly to connectors and connectivity. From 2004 to 2012, Martin visited numerous companies to learn how engineers performed test. Visits included Bose, DeWalt, and even Tyco Electronics (now TE Connectivity).

Kam Patel, Business Line Manager, Enterprise Data Center Solutions, TE Connectivity
Kam Patel is the Business Line Manager for Enterprise Data Center Solutions for TE Connectivity (TE). Kam has been with TE for over 20 years in a variety of Engineering and Product Management roles and has authored numerous articles, white papers, and presentations on the design of telecommunications and data networks. Kam has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont and holds more than 10 patents for network equipment design. He can be reached at kam.patel@te.com.

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