Macom launches transmitter/receiver solution for SFP28 short-reach applications

Created September 27, 2016
Macom Technologies and Products

Macom Technology Solutions , a developer of analog, RF, microwave and optical semiconductor products, has launched the MATA-37644, a multi-rate 28G CDR with trans-impedance amplifier and limiting amplifier, and the MALD-37645, a multi-rate 28G CDR with VCSEL driver and input equalizer. These companion devices offer customers a complete transmit and receive solution for 25G Ethernet, 32G fiber channel and CPRI applications.

Marek Tlalka, Director of Marketing at Macom, commented, “This chipset expands our existing family of CDRs, laser drives and TIA products to emerging 25G Ethernet and 32G Fibre Channel Data Center and Enterprise applications as well as to 24G CPRI telecom applications.”

The MATA-37644 and MALD-37645 are both available in a die form for low cost wire-bonding assembly and feature high-performance, reference-free CDRs that can be bypassed to support legacy or non-standard data rates. The CDRs retime at 25 to 28.1Gb/s, and 21 to 25.3Gb/s as well as divide by two data rates. These devices can be controlled through the 2-wire serial interface and consume ultra-low power, making them the suitable for small form-factor SFP28 applications.

The MATA-37644 includes a high-sensitivity TIA with selectable bandwidth control to support legacy data rates, and an output driver with programmable output swing and 2-tap de-emphasis. The MALD-37645 provides customers with programmable bias and modulation current, enabling interoperability with a variety of VCSEL lasers as well as an adaptive input equalizer to support flexible VSR connections to host ASICs.

Tlalka said, “We are offering these one-channel companion devices as a complete solution for SFP28 chip-on-board applications, including optical modules, active optical cables and on board optical engines. Our new chipset expands the existing family of CDRs, laser drives and TIA products to emerging 25G Ethernet and 32G Fibre Channel Data Center and Enterprise applications as well as to 24G CPRI telecom applications.”

Charlie Wang, Vice President of Research and Development at Innolight Technology, added, “Macom’s latest chipset solution is enabling the development of low cost and low power SFP28 short reach optical modules. We are excited to be working with Macom to deliver best-in-class enterprise and data center optical interconnectivity to customers.”

The MATA-37644 and MALD-37645 will be shown in private demonstrations for customers, partners, press and analysts at CIOE 2016, Booth #1A32, September 6-9th in Shenzhen, China. For more information or to schedule a demonstration, please contact your local MACOM sales representative.

Link: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160906005051/en/3868306/MACOM-Announces-TransmitterReceiver-Solution-SFP28-Short-Reach

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