Avago Technologies unveils miniature embedded parallel optics modules

Avago Technologies has developed a compact, low-cost, high-bandwidth parallel optic solution for short-range data and communication interconnect applications.

MARCH 22, 2010 -- Avago Technologies has developed a compact, low-cost, high-bandwidth parallel optic solution for short-range data and communication interconnect applications.

Avago’s miniature 12-channel embedded MicroPOD parallel optics transmitter and receiver modules support lane rates of up to 12.5 Gbit per second for an aggregate bandwidth of up to 150 Gbps. These modules enable higher-density interconnect solutions than previously possible with other embedded or edge-mount pluggable optical or electrical interconnect solutions, says a representative.

As an industry leader in delivering embedded parallel optics technologies for differentiated solutions, Avago’s compact transmitter and receiver modules will aid in the development of next-generation supercomputers, networking switches, and routers used in data centers, and in the science, research, and entertainment industries. The MicroPOD modules support data rates from 1 to 12.5Gbps in addition to being compliant to IBTA 12xQDR Infiniband and IEEE 802.3ba 100GBASE-SR10 specifications.

Next-generation computing, switching, and routing systems will require Terabytes of interconnect between nodes. Avago’s MicoPOD modules offer the density to extend bandwidth capacity to 12.5 Gbps per lane in a compact form factor. These modules incorporate Avago’s VCSEL and PIN array technology and IC technologies to optimize the modules for superior electrical signal integrity and optical performance. Signal integrity is further improved with the use of a micro LGA electrical interface to the host board.

US Conec’s miniature detachable PRIZM LightTurn connector, developed specifically for Avago’s MicroPOD receiver and transmitter modules, provides the passive optical connection and enables the dense tiling of the modules on the host printed circuit board.

Avago is demonstrating its MicroPOD parallel optics solution at the OFC/NFOEC Conference at the San Diego Convention Center in booth #2027.

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