Thursday, June 16, 2011

GigOptix Supplies HXT/R4 Chip for 40G Active Optical Cable

GigOptix announced that a Taiwanese optical engine manufacturer has entered production with GigOptix's HXT/R4 chip-set for use in a 40G Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable (QSFP) Active Optical Cable (AOC) application.

GigOptix's HXT/R4 chip-set has been designed to support multiple applications ranging from 5Gb/s to 10Gb/s per channel.

The company has incorporated features that enable customers to optimize the trade-off between power dissipation and performance of the optical link. This has been successfully demonstrated by transmitting data over a 100m link with less than 100mW total power dissipation.

GigOptix also enables customers to examine the detailed status of their product after the fiber has been attached. This functionality allows customers to more easily test and monitor the operation of the VCSEL and Photo Diode (PD) devices within the optical engine leading to significant cost savings.