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5 September 2019

CIG to demo first 200G FR4 optical module for data-center interconnect market, fully compliant with new Open Eye MSA

On stand #1C51 at China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE 2019) in Shenzhen, China (4-7 September), Shanghai-based Cambridge Industries Group (CIG, a ODM/JDM/EMS supplier for the ICT industry) is giving a live demonstration of a complete, first-ever, 200G FR4 optical module. The module is fully compliant with Open Eye MSA specifications and interoperable with multiple vendors’ products including digital signal processor (DSP)-based 200G optical modules.

“This live demonstration of our new analog CDR [clock & data recovery]-based 200G FR4 module, in addition to our DSP-based modules, reaffirms our commitment to bring low-cost and low-power technologies to the industry,” says CEO Gerry Wong. “CIG is the first in the world to introduce this product into the data-center interconnect market and, together with our large-scale, high-quality automated manufacturing capabilities, we are capable of quickly meeting the needs of the DCI market,” he claims.

The module adopts the 50Gbps PAM-4 (4-level pulse amplitude modulation) format and advanced technologies in analog CDR chipsets. This enables lower cost, lower power and lower latency compared with DSP-based modules, the firm says. Low latency is especially important because mission-critical applications such as real-time application or high-frequency trading require very low-latency transmission.

CIG says it is applying its expertise in optical module design and manufacturing for 25Gbps, 100Gbps and 400Gbps products into the new 200Gbps modules targeted for data-center applications. The product is in the early sampling stage, with general availability expected in early 2020.

See related items:

Open Eye Consortium members get 53Gbps-per-lane single-mode spec for fully analog PAM-4 data-center applications

Open Eye MSA formed to speed adoption of 50-400Gbps PAM4 data-center interconnects based on CDR architectures

Lumentum selling Oclaro Japan optical transceiver product lines to CIG

MACOM Japan completes sale of LR4 100G long-range optical subassembly business to CIG Shanghai

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