The State of the CW-WDM MSA – A Fireside Chat with Chris Cole and Matt Sysak

Mar 6, 2023 | Blog

Join Chris Cole and Matt Sysak in this fireside chat as they discuss the state of the CW-WDM MSA, a standard for higher wavelength count optical interfaces. The MSA’s initial focus was on standardizing the wavelength grid and key specifications around laser sources, leaving the applications to individual implementers. Several years in, the most promising early application is computer interconnects, particularly for AI, ML, and HPC.

Since the standard was announced in 2020, the MSA has begun to take hold, with multiple suppliers offering core technology, including aggregators and test and measurement companies. Don’t miss this insightful conversation on the state of the CW-WDM MSA and the future of optical interfaces.