19 October 2017
MACOM opens Optoelectronics Innovation Lab in China
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc of Lowell, MA, USA (which makes semiconductors, components and subassemblies for analog RF, microwave, millimeter-wave and photonic applications) has opened its Optoelectronics Customer Innovation Lab, with multiple top-tier optical networking customers in attendance (including Huawei, APAT, Mentech, Xgiga, Ruigu, Moduletek, Hi-Optel, CIG, and Lumentum) representing the metro/long-haul, cloud data center, wireless backhaul and PON access markets.
As a hub of 100G, 400G and beyond optical and photonic development, the new lab is located in KeXing Science Park, Shenzhen, China, and focuses on supporting customers using MACOM’s optoelectronic and photonic components to enable cloud data centers, client access and metro/long-haul applications.
At the opening MACOM displayed live demonstrations covering its silicon photonics CWDM4 L-PIC transmitter (combined with a 100G ROSA optical transmission link for 100G, 400G and beyond), a 200G PAM-4 optical interconnect link (based on MACOM’s analog chipsets for cloud data centers) and 10G-PON total solutions to the region’s top customers, enabling their 100G, 400G-and-beyond optical applications.
“The opening of MACOM’s Optoelectronics Innovation Lab allowed us to showcase the progress we have made leveraging our preeminent product and technology portfolio across CWDM4, PAM-4 and 10G PON Solutions,” says Vivek Rajgharia, senior VP & general manager, Lightwave business unit, at MACOM. “This is another step in our efforts to drive optical design innovation and collaboration with our customers, servicing global demand,” he adds. “Our customers today are looking to MACOM to not only deliver industry-leading components but also accelerate their time to market, working closely with them on technical and design support to enable their deployments.”