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18 September 2014

GigOptix to showcase 100G live demos with partners at ECOC

At the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC 2014) show in Cannes, France (22-26 September), GigOptix Inc of San Jose, CA, USA (a fabless supplier of analog semiconductor and optical communications components for fiber-optic and wireless networks) says that it will be showcasing its 100Gbps networking with live demonstrations of its 4-channel 28Gbps VCSEL driver/TIA chipset together with low-power-consumption clock data recovery (CDR) from Santa Clara-based fabless semiconductor firm MoSys Inc and GigOptix’ linear quad driver inside BrPhotonics’ Thin Film Polymer on Silicon (TFPS) DP-QPSK modulator-based integrated 100Gbps TOSA for CFP2 transceivers.

GigOptix and MoSys have agreed to jointly market the 4-channel 28Gbps VCSEL driver/TIA chipset together with MoSys’ low power-consumption CDR for 100Gbps datacom market. This partnership allows fast market penetration with what is claimed to be the best combination of performance, cost and form-factor chipset on the market.

In booth #396 at ECOC, GigOptix, MoSys and BrPhotonics - a joint venture between GigOptix and CPqD (an independent Brazil-based research center) - will showcase the following products:

  • GigOptix HXT6204: a 28Gbps 4-channel vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) driver designed for compact, low-power optical transmitter pluggable modules and active optical cables (AOCs);
  • GigOptix HXR6204: a 28Gbps 4-channel trans-impedance amplifier (TIA) receiver array designed for high-capacity datacom pluggable modules and AOCs;
  • MoSys MSH110: a 28Gbps 4-channel LineSpeed Low Power Retimer IC;
  • a fully bundled solution comprising MoSys’ LineSpeed Low Power Retimer (MSH110) IC and the GigOptix HXT/R6204 laser driver and TIA ICs; and
  • BrPhotonics’ 100Gbps integrated TOSA (transmitter optical sub-assembly) reference platform for CFP2 transceivers: a 100Gbps DP-QPSK TOSA reference platform with GigOptix’ GX62472 linear driver and 100Gbps DP-QPSK polymer modulator chip, example coherent receiver, and biasing circuitry.

At GigOptix’s booth #396, interoperability will be demonstrated between the MoSys’ LineSpeed Low Power Retimer (MSH110) IC and the GigOptix HXT/R6204 laser driver and TIA ICs. The 100G demonstration will show the devices combined to deliver a complete loopback of 4 lanes of 25.78Gbps over more than 100m of multimode fiber. The performance between the devices has been optimized to deliver error-free performance with PRBS-31 traffic across the fiber and highlights the ability of the MoSys’ full duplex re-timer and GigOptix’s TIA and laser driver (LD) to form a solution for VCSEL-based applications such as 100GBASE-SR4. The low-power 700mW Retimer and laser driver and TIA devices support multiple module form factors including the stringent size and power envelope requirements of the QSFP28 MSA form factor. Future product combinations resulting from the partnership between GigOptix and MoSys will make further improvements in power and address additional optical applications.

BrPhotonics will demonstrate a coherent optical link design for 100Gbps long-haul communication with a complete CFP2 TOSA and separate receive path circuitry. The integrated CFP2 TOSA and reference platform use a GigOptix GX62472 linear quad MZM (Mach-Zehnder modulator) driver, a BrPhotonics 100Gbps DP-QPSK (TFPS) modulator, and an independent tunable laser. Discrete coherent receiver devices are located on the reference PCB as well as the GigOptix bias boards. The demonstration setup provides eye-diagram display on a real-time sampling scope, and X and Y polarization observation via optical constellation analyzer.

See related items:

GigOptix and CPqD form joint venture BrPhotonics in Brazil

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