Lenslet Launches Optical DSPs

The world’s first commercial optics-based digital signal processing technology

October 8, 2001

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RAMAT-GAN, Israel -- Lenslet Labs, Ltd. today unveiled the world’s first commercial optics-based digital signal processing technology, following a successful technology demonstration.The new technology boosts the performance of Digital Signal Processing, setting new performance levels of Tera operations per second, in a single component. The technology, based on a proprietary optical core, takes multiple electronic digital inputs, converts them into optical signals (photons), performs the desired computation at light speed in the optical core, and then converts the optical output signals back into digital electronic form. Lenslet Labs has taken advantage of new optical components that have appeared on the market in recent years, as well as breakthrough proprietary signal conditioning algorithms.Lenslet's Optical Digital Signal Processing Engine (ODSPE) reaches Tera (1012) Operations Per Second (TOPS) with the potential of reaching hundreds of TOPS in the foreseeable future, surpassing current DSP speeds that are measured in hundreds and thousands of Mega (106) Operations Per Second (MOPS).Unlike traditional DSPs, the Optical Digital Signal Processing Engine (ODSPE) uses mathematical transforms rather than instructions as its basic atomic operations. This greatly accelerates software development time by mapping computation-intensive algorithms onto the ODSPE at a conceptually higher level of abstraction. Lenslet’s ODSPE is re-configurable and can be dynamically tailored to the required transform type. It provides on-the-fly programmability, flexibility and upgradeability.Lenslet Labs Ltd.

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