I/O link technology



As the throughput rates of next-generation servers approach several terabits per second, the chip-to-chip interconnects are becoming a limiting factor for overall system performance.

Recognizing the importance of the "interconnect bottleneck", a dedicated research group is working on new technologies and advanced solutions in the field of low-power, high-speed, high-density, chip-to-chip interconnects for next-generation servers and similar systems.

The group's activities concentrate on

The group maintains a number of collaborations with internal and external partners, for example in the framework of two related KTI (Kommission für Technologie und Innovation) projects and CASE (Center for Advanced Silicon Electronics).