MACOM Announces Industry’s First Analog CDR-Based PAM-4 Portfolio
- Portfolio targeted for compliance with the newly formed Open Eye MSA enabling 50Gbps to 400Gbps optical modules
- Builds on MACOM’s pre-eminent position in high-performance CDRs, drivers and TIAs, enabling lower cost, lower power and lower latency data center interconnects
- Companion 200G FR4 L-PICs to provide requisite performance at the cost comparable to current 100G CWDM4 solutions
- Production Samples available today, enabling a smooth migration to next generation connectivity
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MACOM's end-to-end transmit and receive portfolio features low-cost, low-power extensions to its existing lineup of Clock and Data Recovery (CDRs), drivers and (Transimpedance Amplifiers (TIAs), adding a companion integrated 200G FR4 L-PIC optimized to reduce customers' module costs through dramatically improved ease of assembly, calibration and test. These components are designed to eliminate the need for expensive, power-hungry signal processing and 53Gbps EMLs, enabling streamlined optical module architectures targeted for 200G and 400G connectivity. (Photo: Business Wire)
Optimized for volume-scale deployment in high-density
MACOM’s end-to-end transmit and receive portfolio features low-cost, low-power extensions to its existing lineup of Clock and Data Recovery (CDRs), drivers and (Transimpedance Amplifiers (TIAs), adding a companion integrated 200G FR4 L-PIC optimized to reduce customers’ module costs through dramatically improved ease of assembly, calibration and test. These components are designed to eliminate the need for expensive, power-hungry signal processing and 53Gbps EMLs, enabling streamlined optical module architectures targeted for 200G and 400G connectivity.
MACOM’s full CDR-based and L-PIC-based portfolio comprises the MAOM-38053 four-channel transmit PAM-4 CDR with an integrated driver, and an L-PIC transmitter and on the receive side, features a MATA-03819 quad TIA, MACOM BSP56B photodetectors and the MASC-38040 four-channel receive PAM-4 CDR. This approach is anticipated to deliver over 25% reduction in power consumption while simultaneously driving the cost per gigabit down as compared to today’s CWDM4 and digital signal processing (DSP)-based PAM-4 solutions. Cloud customers can now double their link rate with only minor, incremental power and cost.
“MACOM is proud to be part of an ecosystem that enables seamless
component interoperability among a broad group of industry-leading
technology providers, including providers of electronics, lasers and
optical components,” said
The Open Eye MSA group aims to accelerate the adoption of data center interconnects scaling to 50Gbps, 100Gbps, 200Gbps and 400Gbps by expanding existing standards to enable optical module implementations using multiple technologies including optimized CDR-based architectures in addition to existing DSP architectures.
All of the MACOM products highlighted in this CDR and LPIC-based
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