Creativity is a key ingredient to innovative products. To be creative the designer has to have Know-How, the right mentality and very important intuition. To be innovative is my passion.
Karsten Drögemüller is co-founder and Managing Director of the company IX-CAD GmbH. He has over twenty five years of experience in the Fiber Optics industry at several positions as engineer and as manager in the product development of components and transceivers, in the production ramp up and in long term customer relationships in America and Asia. He is specialist inRF package and high speed path design performing with EM-Field simulation tools. At Fiber Optics Infineon TechnologiesKarsten was Project Manager of the first parallel optical link (PAROLI) in the market. Previously he was twelve years with the Central Corporate Research of the SIEMENS AG in Munich. He holds the Diploma in Microwave Circuits and Fiber Optics Technology from the Technische University Braunschweig.
He is Author and Co-Author of 20 Publications, has given presentations on international conferences and holds 6 patents.
Karsten is designated member of the technically advanced group of users in the AgilentEEsof EDA community. The worldwide group has 25 members.
Jim Tardiff, Program Manager at Sun Microsystems Inc. said: “Karsten possess a rare mixture of technical depth, program management, team leadership and interpersonal skills.”
History and vision
IX-CAD was founded in 2001 and offers products and engineering design services for high-speed digital applications for Fiber Optic communication.We have long lasting experience and unique Know How which has developed leading edge products over decades:
First 10Gbit/s TO-Header for SCHOTT Electronic Packaging in 2001
XFP Compliance Test Board kit in 2004
40Gbit/s DQPSK system at CoreOptics (now Cisco) in 2007
25Gbit/s TO-Header in 2009
TOSA and ROSA for 100Gbit Ethernet in 2011
With our engineering design services we bring RF and Fiber Optics expertise to small and midsize companies which don’t have the resources or can’t build it up.
Our product portfolio of test and measurement equipment supports companies to test their products for new upcoming markets.
SCHOTT and IX-CAD have a shared vision regarding the need of cost effective, hermetic sealed packages for very high speed applications in the Fiber Optics industry.
This collaboration leverages SCHOTT’s expertise in developing and manufacturing reliable, hermetic packages and combines that expertise with the advanced circuit and electromagnetic simulation capability from ix-cad. SCHOTT and ix-cad have defined a common design flow to achieve highest quality within short development time and with minimum use of resources.