Tuesday, July 24, 2012

AppliedMicro Unveils World’s Fastest CMOS Transmitter ICs for 100Gbps

AppliedMicro a CMOS transmitter chip that paves the way for wide-scale deployment in 100G DWDM Optical Transport Networks (OTN) as operators increasingly seek higher bandwidth solutions and greater network density.

AppliedMicro’s S28032 DQPSK Mux chips supports line rates up to 31.8Gbps per channel, which allows for 7%, 15% or 20% forward error correction (FEC) overhead. The device is currently sampling with AppliedMicro's early access partners, who are passing traffic error-free in the lab in preparation for field trials. The company's expect carriers and network operators will see next generation DWDM systems featuring the S28032 early in 2013.

"Our previously announced Gearbox product set the bar for performance in 100GBASE-LR4 applications, supporting ODB (optical duo-binary) pre-coding for metro networks," said George Jones, Vice President of Connectivity Solutions at APM. “Our new S28032 extends AppliedMicro’s leadership position in 100G CMOS PHY products to the DWDM network for metro, regional and long-haul 100Gbps applications."