27 May 2010


GigOptix begins full production of 10G, 40G and 100G TIAs

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 for fiber-optic communications systems, says it has started high volume production of its portfolio of TIAs addressing 10G, 40G and 100G applications.

GigOptix's TIA portfolio includes:

  • GX3101B is a universal limiting TIA whose 20kOhm gain enables it to support a range of reaches without requiring a post amplifier and whose bandwidth selection supports a range of speeds from 1Gb/s to 12.5Gb/s. The device simplifies customers' logistics by enabling one part to address the majority of customers' limiting TIA requirements, says GigOptix.
  • GX3220 single channel and GX3222 dual channel 32Gb/s balanced linear TIAs with AGC whose bandwidth control enables these devices to address both the 40G DQPSK (differential quadrature phase shift keying) and the 100G coherent DP-QPSK (dual polarization quadrature phase shift keying) markets.
  • GX3122 is a dual channel balanced linear TIA with AGC addressing the 40G DP-QPSK coherent market.
  • GX3110 is a linear TIA with AGC for 11.3Gb/s SONET whose low harmonic distortion figure enables customers to improve product performance.

Production samples are available immediately.

"GigOptix is proud to offer our customers one of the broadest ranges of high performance TIA solutions ranging from single channel TIAs for Fiberchannel and Ethernet to multichannel TIAs compliant with the emerging 40G and 100G Ethernet and OIF standards," said Padraig O'Mathuna, GigOptix’s vice president of Marketing. “We expect that our new TIA and receiver amplifier portfolio will be a major growth engine for GigOptix's revenue growth in 2010 and beyond

According to Ovum's Q110 Telecom and Datacom forecasts, the annual total available market for this family of products is 13.7M units in 2010 and it is expected to grow to 38M units by 2015 with a CAGR of 23%, say GigOptix.

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