Thursday, March 15, 2012

GigOptix ramps to production its GX6255 single channel driver for 40G and 100G optical systems

SAN JOSE, USA: GigOptix Inc., a leading fabless supplier of semiconductor and optical components that enable high speed information streaming, announced that its GX6255, a surface mounted 8Vpp Mach-Zehnder Modulator (MZM) single ended driver designed for use in both the 40G RZ-DQPSK and the 100G DP-QPSK metro and long haul transponders, is now ramping to mass production with orders from Asian Tier-1 Telecom customers.

GigOptix's GX6255 is a high performance, low power, compact, Surface Mounted Technology (SMT) MZM driver capable of driving 8Vpp at up to 32Gb/s. The GX6255 typically dissipates ~1.6W power with 7.5Vpp output. The device is designed to be fully compliant with industry standard single drive 40G RZ-DQPSK and 100G DP-QPSK modulators and meets all the telecom qualification spec demands. Ovum has stated in a recent market report that it expects the 100G market to grow by 107% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) and the 40G market to grow by more than 40% CAGR.

"We are very excited about the ramp up of our latest 40G and 100G driver, the GX6255, to mass production,” said Dr. Raluca Dinu, GM and VP of the Optics Product Line at GigOptix.

“With the advent of cloud computing, the migration of data services to the web, coupled with the mass adoption of smartphones and tablets, we are seeing increasing consumer driven demand for more bandwidth across the network. GigOptix continues to benefit from our focused strategy of developing products for the 40G and 100G communications markets. The new driver joins our large driver portfolio, which in combination with our comprehensive TFPSTM modulator offering and the variety of the dual channel Transimpedance Amplifiers (TIA), enable GigOptix to offer our customers the most comprehensive and richest selection of 40G and 100G component solutions in the market."

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