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  • Macom, AOI to Collaborate on 100G Data Transceivers

Photonics.com
Jan 2016
LOWELL, Mass., Jan. 28, 2016 — M/A-Com Technology Solutions Holdings Inc., a supplier of high-performance radio frequency, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, and Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (AOI) a provider of fiber optic access network products, have announced a collaboration to support initial orders and production ramp of 100G QSFP28 optical transceivers for data center applications.

“Macom offers an extensive chipset product portfolio for data center applications for both coarse wavelength division multiplexing and PSM-4 applications, that is key for the transition of the megadatacenter customers from 40G to 100G,” said Joshua Yeh, senior vice president of AOI’s network equipment module business unit. “Through this collaboration, coupled with our internally sourced 25G laser diodes and 100G light engines, AOI is excited to offer customers volume production of 100G transceivers optimized for datacenters.”

The QSFP28 transceiver is the predominant form factor for 100G switching and routing connectivity, as well as a key enabler as 100G begins to ramp in datacenters. As part of the collaboration, AOI will leverage Macom’s broad portfolio of CDRs, drivers and TIA chipsets in its QSFP28 solution. Macom chipsets provide low power and a small form factor, which are critical enablers for the QSFP28 solutions.

Macom supplies of products for internet and modern battlefield applications in high-speed optical, satellite, radar, wired, wireless, industrial, medical and mobile device markets.

AOI develops and manufactures advanced optical components, modules and equipment for global broadband fiber access networks for use in the internet data center, community access television, broadband and fiber-to-the-home markets.



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