AMCC unveils second-generation electronic compensation technology

6 November 2003 San Diego, CA Lightwave -- Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) has built upon its electronic dispersion compensation technology, DispersionXX, with the introduction of the S3394 10-Gbit/sec receiver device. The implementation of the S3394 enables customers to reduce power, expand link distances, and use less expensive optics when designing small form factor solutions, say company representatives.

6 November 2003 San Diego, CA Lightwave -- Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) has built upon its electronic dispersion compensation technology, DispersionXX, with the introduction of the S3394 10-Gbit/sec receiver device. The implementation of the S3394 enables customers to reduce power, expand link distances, and use less expensive optics when designing small form factor solutions, say company representatives.

The S3394 is AMCC's second-generation 10-Gbit/sec dispersion compensation receiver featuring DispersionXX technology. Like the S3094 before it, the S3394 was designed to interface with a Forward Error Correction (FEC) device. Unlike the S3094, the S3394 receiver features two modes of operation. For maximum flexibility with existing optical designs, the S3394 will work directly with third-party FEC devices. For superior optical performance, the S3394 mates seamlessly to AMCC's NIAGARA G.709 FEC device. The S3394 supports OC-192, STM-64, 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10-GbE), and 10-Gbit FibreChannel (or equivalent FEC rates) applications for metropolitan, long haul, ultra long haul, and DWDM interfaces.

"We've not only increased the performance in our second-generation electronic dispersion compensation device but we've also significantly lowered the power consumption of the solution," reports Neal Neslusan, director of product marketing for AMCC. "While our first electronic dispersion compensation device was very much a vehicle targeted at proving the capability of the technology, the S3394 with DispersionXX technology is absolutely targeted at production solutions, and we feel the part is right on time for the marketplace."

In addition to the electronic dispersion compensation engine for Chromatic and Polarization Mode Dispersion, the S3394 provides essential features and functions such as a programmable Bessel Filter, peak detector, linear gain control amplifier, a low-pass filter, and a high-performance CDR/DeMux with threshold and phase adjust capabilities running off a convenient positive 1.8-V/3.3-V supply. The device supports NRZ and RZ data formats for rates up to 11.3-Gbits/sec with an input sensitivity down to 6 mV p-p.

The S3394 is currently sampling to development partners, with general availability scheduled for the first quarter of 2004. For additional technical information, visit www.amcc.com/BestInClass/S3394.

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