SOUTH KOREA: TeraSquare Inc. will reveal the worlds’ first MLG2.0 single chip solution for 100G networks, at this year’s ECOC exhibition.
The new IC is the first for the market and will revolutionize the industry by enabling 10GE and 40GE channels to be used at 100G data rates, whilst dramatically improving signal quality and making massive power consumption savings.
The MLG2.0 is a reverse gearbox for CDR applications that converts up to ten 10GE channels or a combination of 10GE and 40GE channels up to 100G.
It is designed for next-generation 100G small form factor modules such as CFP2, CPF4 and QSFP28 and is fully compliant to OIF. The IC only consumes 1.4W of power and has all of the features of the TeraSquare 100G parallel CDR launched last year.
Upgrading to 100Gbps data-rate is progressing rapidly within the market, as well as a big increase in the number of ports using legacy data-rate 10GE and 40GE. These rates are set to be widely used for the next 10 years, leaving the market with a huge demand in solutions that can support the legacy data-rate at 100Gbps data rate with increasing port density.
MLG2.0 is the right solution for this demand that is set to hit the market. TeraSquare is already working on the future beyond MLG2.0, MLG3.0 is currently being standardized and will include a forward-error-correction (FEC) function.