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MASS manufacturing of TrAnsceiveRs for Terabit/s era

Objective

MASSTART aims to provide a holistic transformation to the assembly and characterization of high speed photonic transceivers towards bringing the cost down to €1/Gb/s or even lower in mass production. This will guarantee European leadership in the Photonics industry for the next decade. MASSTART will surpass the cost metric threshold by using enhanced and scalable techniques: i) glass interface based laser/PIC and fiber/PIC coupling approaches, leveraging glass waveguide technology to obtain spot size and pitch converters in order to dramatically increase optical I/O density, while facilitating automated assembly processes, ii) 3D packaging (TSV) enabling backside connection of the high speed PIC to a Si carrier iii) a new generation of flip chip bonders with enhanced placement in a complete assembly line compatible with Industry 4.0 which will guarantee an x6 improvement in throughput and iv) wafer-level evaluation of assembled circuits with novel tools that will reduce the characterization time by a factor of 10, down to 1 minute per device. This process flow will be assessed with the fabrication and characterization of four different demonstrators, addressing the mid-term requirements of next generation transceivers required by Data Center operators and covering both inter- and intra- Data Center applications. These demonstrators are: i) a 4-channel PSM4 module in QSFP-DD format with 400G aggregate bit rate, ii) an 8-channel WDM module in a QSFP-DD format with 800G aggregate bit rate, iii) a 16-channel WDM on-board module delivering 1.6Tb/s aggregate line rate and iv) a tunable single-wavelength coherent transceiver with 600Gb/s capacity following the DP-64QAM modulation format on 64Gbaud/s line rate. Finally, MASSTART will interact closely with international bodies to ensure the compliance and standardization of the developed technology with other proposed packaging form factors for rapid commercialization.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
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Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 169 375

Participants (10)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 869 147,50
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 702 100
Address
Maerzenquelle 1-3
98617 Meiningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD - MLNX
Israel
EU contribution
€ 649 092,50
Address
Yokneam Ilit Industrial Zone - Hermon Building
20692 Yokneam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FICONTEC SERVICE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 611 362,50
Address
Rehland 8
28832 Achim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEEM PHOTONICS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 271 250
Address
Chemin Du Vieux Chene 61
38240 Meylan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRIGHT PHOTONICS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 172 812,50
Address
Burgemeester Van Den Helmlaan 67
3604 CE Maarssen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALMAE TECHNOLOGIES
France
EU contribution
€ 406 358,75
Address
Route De Nozay Site Data 4
91460 Marcoussis
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 516 250
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DUSTPHOTONICS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 459 375
Address
Berkowitz 4
6423806 Tel Aviv - Jaffa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKTRONIX GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 172 812,50
Address
Heinrich Pesch Strasse 9-11
50739 Koln
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)