14 June 2010


Demand grows for GigOptix’s 100G quad-driver

GigOptix Inc of Palo Alto, CA, USA, which designs modulator and laser drivers and transimpedance amplifier (TIA) ICs based on III-V materials as well as polymer electro-optic modulators, says it has received approximately $2.0m in orders for its 100G quad-driver for use in next generation 100G DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) networking systems, for delivery in 2010.

The GX62450 100G DP-QPSK (Dual Polarization Quadrature Phase Shift Keying) driver is implemented using GigOptix’s semiconductor and RF design technology that couples low power dissipation with high performance operation in a small form factor, says the firm. It is designed to be plug-in compatible with industry available 100G Multiplexer and Mach-Zehnder Modulators.

According to GigOptix, the GX62450 is the industry's only available 4 channel fully integrated into one package driver. Its design includes a retiming circuit to reduce jitter, while its GPPO connectorized form factor not only ensures optimal RF coupling to the 100G optical modulator inputs, but also occupies less board-level real estate than comparable surface mounted device solutions, it is claimed.

Padraig O’Mathuna, GigOptix’s VP of Marketing, said: "We aligned our 100G driver development with our customer’s roadmap requirements, and we are pleased to see the culmination of this strategic relationship reach volume shipment orders so rapidly. We believe that we are well positioned as a leader in the 100G segment to take advantage of this upswing and consider the 100G DWDM market as being one of the major growth engines for our company going forward."

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