Monday, March 12, 2018

Molex intros 100G PAM-4 Based 25G/50G/100G/400G

Molex introduced a portfolio of 100G and 400G products based on its 100G PAM-4 optical platform, including multi-Rate 25G/50G/100G PAM-4 DWDM QSFP28, 100G FR QSFP28, 400G DR4 and 400G FR4 QSFP-DD and OSFP.

100G PAM-4 platform-based product solutions include:

  • 25G/50G/100G Multi-Rate PAM4 DWDM QSFP28:
    Supports 40x100 Gbps DWDM with a total of 4 Tbps per fiber pair
    Flexible data rate programmability to support 25 Gbps and 50 Gbps applications
  • 100G FR QSFP28:
    Compliant with 100 Gbps Lambda MSA
    Supporting 100G connectivity up to 2km
  • 400G DR4 and 4x100G FR QSFP-DD/OSFP:
    Compliant with 100G Lambda MSA
    Supporting 400 Gbps connectivity up to 500m
    4X100G FR supporting four times of 100G FR up to 2km
  • 400G FR4 QSFP-DD/OSFP:
    Compliant with 100G Lambda MSA
    Supporting 400 Gbps connectivity up to 2km


“Molex is a leader in the development of the foundational building blocks for 100G PAM-4 optoelectronics, and in collaborations for digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits. By leveraging these combined capabilities, we support high bandwidth requirements for a wide range of applications across intra-data center, data center interconnect (DCI) and 5G wireless. In addition, 100G PAM-4 technology also lays the foundation for cost-effective and high-density 400G solutions,” said Rang-Chen (Ryan) Yu, vice president of business development, GM of optoelectronic solutions at Oplink, a Molex Company and co-chair of 100G Lambda MSA.

OFC booth 2512

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