Power-Efficient Quad Linear Driver Enables Next-Generation 100
Gbps/400 Gbps Coherent Systems with 30% Power Reduction
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (NYSE MKT:finance%3Fq%3DNYSE%3AGIG&esheet=50734721&newsitemid=20131024005151&lan=en-US&anchor=GIG&index=2&md5=bef4f666f4ce4e40ed71bdeb1d2ca725" rel="nofollow">GIG),
a supplier of advanced semiconductor and optical communications
components announces that the GigOptix GX62472 linear quad channel MZM
driver has demonstrated more than 30% power consumption savings compared
to the previous generation.
High-performance power-efficient linear devices enable 100 Gbps/400 Gbps
advanced modulation formats that address end user demand for more
bandwidth. GigOptix’s GX62472 is a second generation, quad 32 Gbps per
channel, linear Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) driver, specifically
developed and optimized for long-haul telecommunications. The release of
a power-efficient linear driver by GigOptix is a significant milestone
and further strengthens GigOptix’s 50% long-haul driver market
leadership position. Enabled by advanced engineering techniques, the
GX62472 now delivers leading linear quad driver performance with a
typical reduction of power enabling 2.1W per channel. The power
reduction was achieved in the GX62472 while demonstrating excellent
total harmonic distortion performance.
“We have demonstrated significant power savings for all four channels
compared to the earlier generation of devices. The new GX62472 device
has a 30% power reduction achievement and directly enables our customers
to target higher data rates via advanced modulation formats, and into
smaller form factors where power consumption is of increasing concern,”
said Mr. Andrea Betti-Berutto, Chief Technical Officer at GigOptix, Inc.
“GigOptix customers come to us for the best performance in their
advanced long-haul modulation systems, and we continue to innovate our
trailblazing products. Lower power linear MZM drivers will enable faster
adoption of next generation systems working towards terabit systems.”
About GigOptix, Inc.
is a leading fabless supplier of semiconductor and optical components
that enable high speed information streaming that address emerging high
growth opportunities in the communications, industrial, defense and
avionics industries. The Company offers a broad portfolio of high
performance MMIC solutions that enable next generation wireless
microwave systems up to 90GHz and drivers, TIAs and TFPSTM
optical modulators for 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps fiber-optic
telecommunications and data-communications networks. GigOptix also
offers a wide range of digital and mixed-signal ASIC solutions and
enables product lifetime extension through its GigOptixSunset
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Source: GigOptix, Inc.