TE Connectivity (TE) introduced "Coolbit optical engines" - new, active 25Gmdevices that convert data from electrical signals to optical signals for 100G, 300G and 400Gs.
In 2014, TE will bring to market four active optics products that include Coolbit optical engine platform:
- 100G QSFP28 active optical cables (AOCs)
- 100G QSFP28 transceivers
- 300G Mid board optical modules
- 400G CDFP AOCs
The QSFP28 modules perform at less than 1.5 Watts per transceiver. representing up to 60 percent more power savings than existing solutions.
Each Coolbit optical engine, developed in TE's fabrication facility in Jarfalla, Sweden, uses 25G VCSEL and PIN devices, a TIA amplifier and a driver IC. From research to distribution, TE controls the entire manufacturing process of the Coolbit optical engines and active optic end products. This integrated approach allows TE to transfer cost savings to the customer, while helping to ensure the quality and reliability of its products.
"TE is a technology engineering company that operates with the agility of a start-up. Creating 100G to 400G high-speed active optics will enable the industry to create breakthrough platforms and products," said Philip Gilchrist, chief technology officer and vice president of TE Data Communications. "TE makes the hard stuff first. Our long trusted legacy in connectivity, coupled with a dedication to developing the next impossible technology, we've driven active optics to new levels of performance in terms of higher speeds at incredibly lower power consumption. We can't wait to see what radical new products our partners will create with our Coolbit engine-based products."