Sunday, March 6, 2011

Luxtera Debuts is CMOS Optical Engine

Luxtera announced a strategic transition from the Active Optical Cable (AOC) business to the semiconductor component business model. The company is introducing its first optical engine chipset supporting InfiniBand, Ethernet, SAS and Fibre Channel connectivity. Luxtera's optical engine chip-set consist of a CMOS opto-electronic transceiver chip and a companion photonic power source. It supports four fully-integrated 14 Gbps opto-electronic transceiver channels on a single CMOS chip.

Luxtera's LUX2020A optical engine will be incorporated into the AOC product family recently purchased by Molex Incorporated as part of Luxtera's transition to a fabless semiconductor chip-sets supplier business model.

Luxtera will start sampling its new optical engine in Q2 of this year.

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