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Kandou Bus to Participate in OIF 56 Gb/s Panel at OFC 2014

Company to Present Alternative Architecture for 56 Gb/s Links Utilizing Kandou's Chord(TM) ERNZ Signaling

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 03/11/14 -- Brian Holden, V.P. of Product Management at Kandou Bus, will participate in a panel discussion at OFC 2014 entitled "56 Gb/s serial: Why, What, When?". During this panel discussion, he will highlight an alternative architecture for 56 Gb/s links that uses Kandou's Chord™ ENRZ signaling instead of NRZ or PAM-4 signaling.

OFC, the Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exposition, is one of the world's leading optical technology events. The panel at OFC is sponsored by the OIF, the Optical Internetworking Forum, which has defined the CEI series of high-speed interface Interoperability Agreements and is working the 56 Gb/s generation of those interfaces.

Kandou Bus has proposed its Ensemble NRZ (ENRZ) modulation technology for use in two OIF 56 Gb/s rate interface specifications. ENRZ is the type of Chord™ signaling that is optimized for the highest data rates. It delivers three bits per symbol over four correlated wires, produces NRZ-shaped receive eyes, and is compatible with binary decision feedback equalizers. These properties make it amenable to SerDes-like implementations.

"ENRZ is a key interface technology that will extend the lifetime of copper interconnect," said Holden. "Using ENRZ will help the industry keep up with the relentless pace of network bandwidth increase. By increasing the data rate per pin, ENRZ allows system architects to reduce the baud rate by 33% and reduce overall power consumption significantly."

Bandwidth and power challenges for next-generation links are being addressed by the industry's leading standards development organizations such as OIF, IEEE and JEDEC. Kandou advocates for industry standards, contributing its technology and support via membership and officer positions within these organizations.

OFC Details

The panel will be held on March 12, 2014 between 11:00 and 12:00 in the Exposition Theater III in the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

The complete OFC program can be found at http://www.ofcconference.org/home/.

About the OIF

The OIF promotes the development and deployment of interoperable networking solutions and services through the creation of Implementation Agreements (IAs) for optical, interconnect, network processing, component and networking systems technologies. Information on the OIF can be found at http://www.oiforum.com.

About Kandou Bus S.A.

Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland and founded in 2011, Kandou Bus is an innovative interface technology company specializing in the invention, design, license and implementation of unmatched chip-to-chip link solutions. Kandou's Chord™ technology lowers power consumption and improves overall performance of semiconductors, unlocking new capabilities in electronic devices and systems. http://www.kandou.com.

Chord is a trademark of Kandou Bus. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

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