Publication detail

FPGA-based Media Converter for FSO Links

POLIAK, J. KUBÍČEK, M.

Original Title

FPGA-based Media Converter for FSO Links

English Title

FPGA-based Media Converter for FSO Links

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

The paper summarises basic principles of freespace optical (FSO) links and their applications. Further an experimental FSO platform is presented. Its main purpose is to demonstrate FSO benefits for last-mile interconnect solution, especially for end users. The realized FSO link transceiver based on FPGA is described in detail, including its expected performance characteristics. The main benefit of the proposed FSO link is its simplicity, low-cost design and protocol transparency. The transceiver uses a single Ethernet cable for both data transmission and power supply. This greatly simplifies and speeds up the link installation procedure. Finally, a pair of FSO transceivers with an integrated media converter were built and are currently in the process of testing.

English abstract

The paper summarises basic principles of freespace optical (FSO) links and their applications. Further an experimental FSO platform is presented. Its main purpose is to demonstrate FSO benefits for last-mile interconnect solution, especially for end users. The realized FSO link transceiver based on FPGA is described in detail, including its expected performance characteristics. The main benefit of the proposed FSO link is its simplicity, low-cost design and protocol transparency. The transceiver uses a single Ethernet cable for both data transmission and power supply. This greatly simplifies and speeds up the link installation procedure. Finally, a pair of FSO transceivers with an integrated media converter were built and are currently in the process of testing.

Keywords

free-space optical link; FPGA; LED; ethernet

RIV year

2013

Released

21.10.2013

Location

Newcastle upon Tyne

ISBN

978-1-4799-1188-2

Book

Proceedings of 2013 2nd International Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications (IWOW)

Pages from

157

Pages to

161

Pages count

5

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT102122,
  author="Juraj {Poliak} and Michal {Kubíček}",
  title="FPGA-based Media Converter for FSO Links",
  annote="The paper summarises basic principles of freespace
optical (FSO) links and their applications. Further an
experimental FSO platform is presented. Its main purpose is to
demonstrate FSO benefits for last-mile interconnect solution,
especially for end users. The realized FSO link transceiver based
on FPGA is described in detail, including its expected
performance characteristics. The main benefit of the proposed
FSO link is its simplicity, low-cost design and protocol
transparency. The transceiver uses a single Ethernet cable for
both data transmission and power supply. This greatly simplifies
and speeds up the link installation procedure. Finally, a pair of
FSO transceivers with an integrated media converter were built
and are currently in the process of testing.",
  booktitle="Proceedings of 2013 2nd International Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications (IWOW)",
  chapter="102122",
  doi="10.1109/IWOW.2013.6777798",
  howpublished="online",
  year="2013",
  month="october",
  pages="157--161",
  type="conference paper"
}