15 March 2012

GigOptix ramps production of single-channel driver for 40G and 100G optical systems

GigOptix Inc of San Jose, CA, USA (which supplies semiconductor and optical components) says that its GX6255, a surface-mounted 8Vpp Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) single-ended driver designed for use in both 40G RZ-DQPSK and 100G DP-QPSK metro and long-haul transponders, is now ramping to mass production with orders from Asian tier-1 telecom customers.

The GX6255 is a low-power, compact, surface-mounted technology (SMT) MZM driver capable of driving 8Vpp at up to 32Gb/s. It typically dissipates about 1.6W of power with 7.5Vpp output. The device is designed to be fully compliant with industry-standard single-drive 40G RZ-DQPSK and 100G DP-QPSK modulators and meets all the telecom qualification spec demands. Market research firm Ovum said in a recent report that it expects a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 107% for the 100G market and more than 40% for the 40G market.

“With the advent of cloud computing, the migration of data services to the web, coupled with the mass adoption of smartphones and tablets, we are seeing increasing consumer-driven demand for more bandwidth across the network,” says Dr Raluca Dinu, general manager & VP of the Optics Product Line. “GigOptix continues to benefit from our focused strategy of developing products for the 40G and 100G communications markets,” he adds. “The new driver joins our large driver portfolio, which in combination with our comprehensive TFPS modulator offering and the variety of the dual-channel transimpedance amplifiers (TIA), enable GigOptix to offer our customers the most comprehensive and richest selection of 40G and 100G component solutions in the market,” Dinu claims.

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