11 February 2011

GigOptix announces 40G & 100G TIA and MZ modulator design wins

GigOptix Inc of Palo Alto, CA, USA says it has received significant orders for both its GX3220 40G transimpedance amplifier (TIA) and its GX62455 100G Mach–Zehnder (MZ) optical modulator driver devices from a number of new tier 1 customers.

GigOptix expects these initial purchase orders to be delivered in first-half 2011, with the potential to generate significant additional revenue in second-half 2011 and into 2012.

“We are very happy to see our strategy of focusing on the high-growth 40G and 100G markets bearing fruit,” says Padraig O’Mathuna, VP of marketing. “As the only pure-play semiconductor vendor concentrating on the high-speed optical space, we have established a very strong product portfolio in both the 40Gb/s RZ-DQPSK and the 100Gb/s DP-QPSK markets and we have won new customers and grown market share over the last couple of quarters with our high-performance devices,” he claims.

“Moreover, we are unique in the industry by offering the only Bundled Solution comprised of a transimpedance amplifier (TIA), Thin Film Polymer on Silicon (TFPS) MZ modulator with a matched driver,” he continues. “Our Bundled Solution provides customers with a mechanism to reduce engineering expenditures and accelerate time-to-market on new products, as well as an opportunity to leverage GigOptix’s industry-leading low power solutions with greater cost efficiencies.”

The GX3220 is a low-power differential-input linear TIA designed for 40Gb/s RZ-DQPSK receiver applications with tunable frequency range enabling up to 32Gb/s, a high linearity and low harmonic distortion, and support for a variety of photodiodes. The GX62455 is a high-voltage-output 100Gb/s quad MZ modulator driver in a compact form-factor GPPO module that includes integrated low- and high-frequency chokes and requires no external components. Its connectors have been designed to be form-factor compatible with industry-leading 100Gb/s multiplexer and modulators for simpler system integration.

“The 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s DWDM markets are among the fastest-growing segments in optical communications,” notes Daryl Inniss, VP & practice leader at market research firm Ovum. “Operators are now upgrading their networks from 10Gb/s to 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s as they seek to address the increasing bandwidth demands from consumers,” he adds. In its most recent report on optical components, Ovum forecasted that the 40Gb/s dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) market would more than double and that the 100Gb/s DWDM market would grow with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 250% over 2011–2015.

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