Provides Low Power Consumption Solution for 4x25 NRZ 100G, 4x50 PAM4
200G and 8x50 PAM4 400G Applications
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 7, 2017--
NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading designer and
manufacturer of advanced hybrid photonic integrated circuit based
modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed
communications networks, today announced a low power consumption 28
GBaud externally modulated laser (EML) with an integrated driver, which
is designed for client side 4x25 NRZ 100G, 4x50 PAM4 200G, and 8x50 PAM4
400G applications. This new EML joins NeoPhotonics family of EML lasers,
which are currently shipping in high volume for 100G datacenter and
client side applications.
Datacenter operators and service providers are actively deploying client
side interface transceivers at 100Gbps and 200Gbps -- and moving rapidly
towards 400Gbps -- leading to ever increasing demands for lower power
consumption and smaller form factor components. NeoPhotonics current
suite of 28 GBaud EML lasers are a leading technical and commercial
solution for 100G client interfaces and are shipping in high volume. In
a typical 100G client application, a stand-alone driver is needed
between the CMOS-based CDR IC and the EML to provide enough modulation
voltage swing to the EML. The driver typically consumes around one watt
of electrical power and occupies more than a square centimeter of
precious board space inside the 100G transceiver.
NeoPhotonics new 28 GBaud EML integrates a driver, which utilizes
NeoPhotonics low power linear GaAs amplifier technology, with
NeoPhotonics 28 GBaud EML at the chip-on-carrier, or CoC, level. The CoC
assembly fits into a four channel transmitter optical sub-assembly, or
Quad TOSA, designed for 100Gbps QSFP28 and CFP4 form factors,
eliminating the need for a separate driver on the board. Customers can
then directly link the CMOS-based CDR IC to NeoPhotonics’ 28 GBaud CMOS
drivable EML, and enjoy the benefits of simplicity, low power
consumption, and space savings. In PAM4 applications, the integrated
linear driver makes NeoPhotonics’ new CMOS drivable 28 GBaud EML an
attractive option for 200Gbps and 400Gbps applications due to the simple
and direct connection to the PAM4/CDR IC.
“Our first in the industry CMOS drivable 28GBaud EML simplifies 100G,
200G, and 400G transceiver designs, provides a reliable solution for an
EML-based Quad TOSA, and allows a 100G QSFP28 to meet the challenging
target power consumption of 3.5W,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of
NeoPhotonics. “This new product is based on our advanced hybrid photonic
integration technology, and integrates our proven Indium Phosphide EML
and Gallium Arsenide driver technologies together to achieve significant
power and size reductions for the next-generation 100G, 200G, and 400G
datacenter and client side applications,” continued Mr. Jenks.
NeoPhotonics CMOS drivable EML is currently being designed into
NeoPhotonics next generation client side 100G, 200G and 400G
transceivers and will be available to external customers in the second
half of 2017. The new EML, along with NeoPhotonics broad suite of
products for line and client side 100G and beyond products, will be
displayed in Booth #3017 at the OFC Conference and Exhibition in Los
Angeles, California, March 21-23, 2017.
NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of photonic
integrated circuit, or PIC, based optoelectronic components modules and
subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high-speed communications networks.
The Company’s products enable cost-effective, high-speed data
transmission and efficient allocation of bandwidth over communications
networks. NeoPhotonics maintains headquarters in San Jose, California
and ISO 9001:2000 certified engineering and manufacturing facilities in
Silicon Valley (USA), Japan and China. For additional information visit www.neophotonics.com.
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