11 June 2021
Telcordia qualification for Skorpios’ Heterogeneous Photonic Integrated Circuit platform
Skorpios Technologies Inc of Albuquerque, NM, USA (which provides integrated silicon photonics products based on proprietary, wafer-scale heterogeneous integration process) has completed formal Telcordia qualification on its 100G CWDM4 chipset, as well as its 100G CWDM4 optical transceiver, both of which are shipping in limited quantities. The chipset is based on Skorpios’ Heterogeneous Photonic Integrated Circuit (HPIC) technology platform, which integrates III-V material into a standard CMOS process flow.
At the device level, extensive testing demonstrated full compliance to GR-468. Testing beyond Telcordia requirements resulted in demonstrating >10,000 hours high-temperature operating life (HTOL) against a requirement of 2000 hours, and extensive accelerated aging testing demonstrated a 50+ year lifetime for the four-channel devices.
At the optical transceiver level, full compliance was demonstrated to GR-468, GR-326 and GR-1217 standards. Testing beyond Telcordia requirements resulted in demonstration of 2000 hours of unbiased damp heat against a 1000-hour requirement.
Skorpios says that this qualification, especially the extended HPIC HTOL and accelerated aging results, demonstrates best-in-class reliability for its HPIC technology platform. Qualification of the HPIC platform enables Skorpios to offer products with the performance of traditional III-V optoelectronic devices, the cost advantages of traditional silicon photonics and the scalability for next-generation products that neither traditional III-V nor traditional silicon photonics can achieve, the firm adds.
“With a technology platform passed full Telcordia qualification with no issues and demonstrated industry-leading lifetimes, Skorpios secures a commanding position in current and future applications requiring high levels of photonic integration with many lasers and modulators on a single die,” reckons chief technology officer Glenn Li.