45G differential limiting amplifier from GigOptix in mass production

JANUARY 20, 2009 -- GigOptix Inc. (OTCBB:GGOX) says that its GX3440, a 45-Gbps differential limiting amplifier, is now shipping in full production.

JANUARY 20, 2009 -- GigOptix Inc. (OTCBB:GGOX) says that its GX3440, a 45-Gbps differential limiting amplifier, is now shipping in full production. The GX3440 is designed to be used in 40G DPSK and 40G DQPSK telecom receivers and can also be used in numerous test instrumentation applications, the company says.

The GX3440 was unveiled last April (see "GigOptix develops 45G differential limiting amp"). The device is the first of GigOptix’s family of differential and transimpedance amplifiers to be released to production this year that “comprehensively addresses customers’ requirements for telecom and datacom receiver amplifier solutions,” in the words of the company. (See "GigOptix unveils TIA portfolio for 10/40/100G" for more info.)

Key features GigOptix identified include:

  • low power dissipation
  • high input sensitivity
  • broad bandwidth to accommodate up to 44.6 Gbps
  • large differential output voltage

“The design and development for this high-performance 40G DPSK balanced receiver was driven by a leading Japanese 40G ROSA manufacturer based on our proven history of producing high-speed designs,” stated Andrea Betti-Berutto, CTO of GigOptix. “The GX3440’s high-performance design enables our customer to meet the exacting requirements of 40G telecom receivers.”

Production samples are available immediately.

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