Tuesday, September 14, 2010

GigOptix Samples Dual Channel SMT 100G Driver

GigOptix has begun sampling its new dual channel Surface Mounted Technology (SMT) GX62255 8Vpp Mach-Zehnder Modulator (MZM) driver designed for use in 100G optical transponders. The SMT device integrates two 32Gb/s 8Vpp driver channels into a single small form factor solution. A 100G transponder requires four drivers, while GigOptix' highly integrated dual channel solution significantly reduces both the area needed to implement the driver section and the Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) within the system. Each 100G transponder uses two GX62255 devices to amplify the data signals from the transmitter's multiplexer to drive the optical MZM.

GigOptix said its GX62255 is specifically designed to interface easily with industry standard 100G DP-QPSK MZMs, providing optimal signal coupling.

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