Thursday, September 25, 2014

NTT Electronics Ships 20 nm 100G Coherent PHY

NTT Electronics began shipping a new 20nm 100G coherent digital signal processor (DSP) for long-haul and metro transport systems.

Broadcom confirmed the device is using its high performance 20 nanometer (nm) signal processing enhanced mixed signal technologies.

Designed in collaboration with NTT Electronics (NEL), the low-power 100G coherent PHY allows the use of a DSP within lower power and smaller second generation coherent 100G modules, including C form factor pluggable (CFP) and compact CFP2 analog coherent optical (ACO) modules.

The Broadcom-enabled coherent physical layer transceiver (PHY) consumes less than half the power of existing long-haul coherent ICs and expands the use of coherent technology to metro and shorter reach links.

"Our collaboration with NTT Electronics has resulted in a game-changing product optimized to deliver the economies of scale and flexibility needed for wide-scale adoption and rapid deployment of 100G over fiber optic networks," said Lorenzo Longo, Broadcom Vice President and General Manager, Physical Layer Products. "Our industry leading 20-nm signal processing enhanced mixed-signal technologies and A0 silicon execution has allowed NEL to substantially reduce power consumption while meeting stringent time to market requirements."

"We are strongly committed to pioneering innovation in the coherent DSP market through our robust partnership with Broadcom," said Haruhiko Ichino, NEL Executive Vice President and General Manager of Broadband System & Device Business Group. "Our novel LP-DSP has already been shipped to more than ten customers, who are designing their product families. We look forward to deployment of our product in early 2015 thereby providing value to the end customers by maximizing the number of 100G ports per system."


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