Macom unveils 200G and 400G cloud data centre chipsets at ECOC

Created September 7, 2018
The 200G demonstrations comprise of the company's MAOM-38051 four-channel transmit CDR and modulator driver and MAOT-025402 TOSA with the embedded MAOP-L284CN CWDM L-PIC transmitterTechnologies and Products

Macom Technology Solutions has introduced a complete chipset for 200G and 400G CWDM optical module providers servicing cloud data centre applications, which will be demonstrated at industry shows including ECOC.

The offering enables 200G modules at under 4.5W and 400G modules at under 9W total power consumption – delivering power efficiency with a fully analogue architecture that ensures low latency. Macom says its products will provide a lower cost option compared to DSP-based offerings.

The company’s full transmit and receive solution operates at up to 53 Gbps PAM-4 data rates per lane and is optimised for use in 200G QSFP56 and 400G QSFP-DD and OSFP module applications.

Gary Shah, vice president, Macom high-performance analogue business line, said: “We are committed to leading the evolution of data centre interconnects from 100G to 200G and 400G, as evidenced by our unique ability to deliver a complete 200G chipset and TOSA/ROSA sub-assembly solution with market leading performance and power efficiency.”

He said: “With this solution, optical module providers are expected to benefit from seamless component interoperability and a unified support team, reducing design complexity and costs while accelerating their time to market.”

Products highlighted in forthcoming 200G live demonstrations are sampling to customers now, said the vendor, with production availability targeted for “early 2019”. Customers can select from component-level solutions or a TOSA/ROSA sub-assembly-level solution.

Live demonstrations are taking place at this week’s China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE), and at the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Rome, on 24-26 September.

The 200G demonstrations comprise of the company’s MAOM-38051 four-channel transmit CDR and modulator driver and MAOT-025402 TOSA with the embedded MAOP-L284CN CWDM L-PIC transmitter. The receive side features the MAOR-053401 ROSA with embedded demultiplexer, BSP56B photodetectors, the MATA-03819 quad TIA and the MASC-38040 four-channel receive CDR.

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Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation