Monday, September 19, 2011

MultiPhy Unveils 100G PHY IC for the Metro Market

MultiPhy introduced a 100 Gbps DEMUX receiver chip specifically designed to meet the low-cost and low-power needs of the quickly growing 100G metro transport marketplace. The DSP-based 100G receiver chip incorporates an ultra-high-speed analog-to-digital converter (A/D), the world's fastest Maximum Likelihood Sequence Estimation (MLSE) decoder, and the DEMUX gearbox function. It can be used in DWDM networks with link lengths of up to 800 km, and point-to-point (PtP) links of up to 80km used for data center connectivity. Optical modules utilizing the MP1100Q solution can be realized in the compact form-factor, pluggable (CFP) module format, and meet the challenging cost, power dissipation and performance metrics required to enable the 100G metro business model.

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