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GigOptix rolls out 100Gbit/s/400Gbit/s quad linear driver

Posted: 29 Oct 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:GigOptix? power consumption? telecommunications? power linear?

GigOptix recently announced that the GX62472 linear quad channel MZM driver has demonstrated more than 30 per cent power consumption savings compared to the previous generation.

"We have demonstrated significant power savings for all four channels compared to the earlier generation of devices. The new GX62472 device has a 30 per cent power reduction achievement and directly enables our customers to target higher data rates via advanced modulation formats, and into smaller form factors where power consumption is of increasing concern," said Mr. Andrea Betti-Berutto, Chief Technical Officer at GigOptix. "GigOptix customers come to us for the best performance in their advanced long-haul modulation systems, and we continue to innovate our trailblazing products. Lower power linear MZM drivers will enable faster adoption of next generation systems working towards terabit systems."

High-performance power-efficient linear devices enable 100Gbit/s/400Gbit/s advanced modulation formats that address end user demand for more bandwidth. GigOptix's GX62472 is a second generation, quad 32Gbit/s per channel, linear Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) driver, specifically developed and optimised for long-haul telecommunications. The release of a power-efficient linear driver by GigOptix is a significant milestone and further strengthens GigOptix's 50 per cent long-haul driver market leadership position. Enabled by advanced engineering techniques, the GX62472 now delivers leading linear quad driver performance with a typical reduction of power enabling 2.1W per channel. The power reduction was achieved in the GX62472 while demonstrating excellent total harmonic distortion performance.





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