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Optical modulator geared for 40G, 100G systems

Posted: 22 Mar 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:optical modulator? MZM? transponder?

GigOptix Inc. has launched an SMT Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) designed for 40G RZ-DQPSK and 100G DP-QPSK metro and long haul transponders. According to the company, the GX6255 is a high performance, low power, compact driver capable of driving 8Vpp at up to 32Gb/s.

The GX6255 typically dissipates about 1.6W 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.

"We are very excited about the ramp up of our latest 40G and 100G driver, the GX6255, to mass production," stated Raluca Dinu, GM and VP of the optics product line at GigOptix. "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. GigOptix continues to benefit from our focused strategy of developing products for the 40G and 100G communications markets. The new driver joins our large driver portfolio, which in combination with our comprehensive TFPST modulator offering and the variety of the dual channel transimpedance amplifiers, enable GigOptix to offer our customers the most comprehensive and richest selection of 40G and 100G component solutions in the market."

The GX6255 is now ramping to mass production with orders from Asian Tier-1 telecom customers

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