GigOptix sampling 28-Gbps modulator driver for 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps

GigOptix, Inc. (OTCQX: GGOX) says it is now sampling the GX6262, a 28-Gbps Mach Zehnder modulator (MZM) driver for optical transmitters aimed at 40-Gbps DQPSK and 100-Gbps DP-QPSK metro and long-haul optical network applications.

Jan 9th, 2012

GigOptix, Inc. (OTCQX: GGOX) says it is now sampling the GX6262, a 28-Gbps Mach Zehnder modulator (MZM) driver for optical transmitters aimed at 40-Gbps DQPSK and 100-Gbps DP-QPSK metro and long-haul optical network applications.

The GX6262 delivers low RMS jitter degradation and an adjustable eye cross point, according to GigOptix. It also offers differential output from 7 Vpp and power consumption of 2.7 W @ Vout=7Vpp.

“We developed the GX6262 in close collaboration with our Tier 1 customers to be fully compliant with their specific requirements to ensure that their DQPSK transponders would be successful products,” commented Andrea Betti-Berutto, CTO at GigOptix. “The competitor product burns more power than our GX6262, it requires more real estate on the print circuit board, and is not as cost-effective as the GX6262 solution. Since each 40G DQPSK transponder requires two GX6262 drivers these advantages are compounded and therefore, the GX6262 enables customers to implement much more compact and efficient transponder solutions.”

Samples of the GX6262 are available for evaluation with an evaluation board.

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