GigOptix Showcasing Live 100GbE Demo with New Quad Channel CMOS CDR and Leading Drivers, TIA products at ECOC2015

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE MKT:GIG), a leading supplier of advanced high speed semiconductor components for use in long-haul, metro, Cloud connectivity, data centers, consumer electronics links and interactive applications, through optical and wireless communications networks today announced that it will showcase a live demo utilizing its 3rd generation 100Gbps Short Reach Chipset with its new 28Gbps Quad CMOS CDR.

The HXC42400 Quad CMOS CDR is a new addition to the GigOptix datacom portfolio, resulted from the recent acquisition of Terasquare, and complements the previously released HXT8204 28Gbps quad channel VCSEL driver array and HXR8204 28Gbps trans-impedance (TIA) receiver array to enable next generation SR4 (100m) and extended reach SR4 (eSR4 – 300m) module and Active Optical Cable (AOC) applications.

The Datacom demo will showcase:

  • GigOptix HXC42400: a 28Gbps 4-channel CMOS CDR / Retimer designed for low power 100GbE (QSFP28) modules, 100GbE AOC, and supports OTN OTU4, 32G Fibre Channel, and EDR Infiniband.
  • GigOptix HXT8204: a 28Gbps 4-channel VCSEL driver designed for compact, low-power 100GbE SR4 optical transmitter pluggable modules and Active Optical Cables (AOCs).
  • GigOptix HXR8204: a 28Gbps 4-channel TIA with integrated limiting amplifier receiver array designed for high capacity datacom 100GbE SR4 pluggable modules and AOCs.

The HXC42400, HXT8204, and HXR8204 are ideal for optical module, active optical cable, and optical engine applications with their partitioning of the CDR power dissipation from the temperature sensitive, high performance VCSEL, VCSEL driver, Photo Detector, and TIA circuit elements for 100m and extended reach applications module or AOC applications. The HXC42400 Quad CDR solution is applicable to 100GbE (QSFP28) module, OTN OTU4, 32Gbps Fibre Channel, and EDR Infiniband applications.

BrPhotonics’ demo will showcase:

  • 100Gbps Integrated TOSA Reference Platform for CFP2 Transceivers: a 100Gbps DP-QPSK TOSA reference platform with 100Gbps DP-QPSK polymer modulator chip, example coherent receiver, and biasing circuitry.

About the 100Gbps DP-QPSK Live Demonstration

BrPhotonics, in partnership with GigOptix and CPqD, will demonstrate a coherent optical link design for 100Gbps long-haul communication with a complete CFP2 TOSA and separate receive path circuitry. The integrated CFP2 TOSA and Reference Platform utilize a linear quad MZM driver, a BrPhotonics 100Gbps DP-QPSK (TFPSTM) modulator, and an independent tunable laser. Discrete coherent receiver devices are located on the reference PCB as well as the GigOptix bias boards. The demonstration setup provides eye diagram display on a real-time sampling scope, and X and Y polarization observation via optical constellation analyzer.

The HXC42400, HXT8204, and HXR8204 will be shown operating as part of a live, show floor demo at ECOC2015, Booth #702, September 28 to 30, in Valencia, Spain.

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About GigOptix, Inc.

GigOptix, Inc., (NYSE MKT: GIG) is a leading fabless supplier of high-speed semiconductor components that enable end-to-end information streaming over optical and wireless networks. Its products portfolio addresses emerging telecom long-haul and metro applications, datacom Cloud and data center connectivity, point-to-point backhaul wireless applications, and interactive interfaces for consumer electronics. The Company offers a broad portfolio of high performance MMIC solutions that enable next generation wireless microwave systems up to 90GHz and drivers, TIAs for 40Gbps and 100Gbps fiber-optic telecommunications and data-communications networks, and Clock Data Recovery (CDR) technology.

GigOptix also offers a wide range of digital and mixed-signal ASIC solutions in a wide range of technology geometries from 28nm to 0.6um, and enables a complete product life cycle support form swift introduction of new product through its ASIC SunriseTM program to extension of legacy products through its GigOptix Sunset RescueTM program.


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