MACOM announces 10G-PON chipset family for mainstream PON deployment

MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. has announced its chipset family designed to enable mainstream 10G passive optical network (PON) deployment. MACOM says the portfolio is the industry's first for 10G-PON applications and enables optical line terminals (OLTs) and optical network units (ONUs).

MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. has announced its chipset family designed to enable mainstream 10G passive optical network (PON) deployment. MACOM says the portfolio is the industry's first for 10G-PON applications and enables optical line terminals (OLTs) and optical network units (ONUs).

The company says its chipset family enables component integration and cost-efficiencies for acceleration of 10G-PON infrastructure build-outs. The product family combines the scalability features of electro-optic modulated lasers (EOMLs) with a wide range of prequalified, interoperable APDs, TIAs, laser drivers, and CDRs. The 10G-PON chipset family for OLTs and ONUs includes the following products:

· M02180 10G/10G burst-mode laser driver and limiting amplifier with integrated CDR

· MATA-02135 10G TIA

· MATA-02238 10.3G dual-rate burst-mode TIA

· MAMF-011095 L-PIC controller chip

· M02172 11.3G EML driver with single 3.3 V supply

· M02142 11.3G burst-mode limiting amplifier

· 127D-021-VT5AB 2.5-Gbps, 1270-nm directly modulated DFB NFF laser diode chips

· 157D-10C-LT6CD EOML L-PIC

· 127D-10I-LTSCC 10-Gbps directly modulated DFB laser diode devices at 1270 nm

· APB10B and APB10B/ES avalanche photodiode chip or CoC.

MACOM's 10G-PON family leverages the company's L-PIC technology platform and patented Etched Facet Technology for high-volume, low-cost laser manufacturing. The company says it is the only supplier providing the entire range of 10G-PON components, while providing EOML technology that addresses the performance, yield, and cost limiting challenges of electro-absorptive modulated lasers (EMLs).

"The shift to 10G-PON is underway with initial deployments in all major regions worldwide. The current 2.5G-PON infrastructure cannot meet continuing bandwidth growth from both residential and nonresidential subscribers and applications" said Julie Kunstler, Ovum's principal analyst. "In the ultra-cost sensitive, highly-competitive fiber access market, MACOM's technology and product developments to minimize both integration complexities and costs while reducing deployments times will be well received."

MACOM will showcase its 10G-PON chipset family at ECOC (September 17 – 21, Gothenburg, Sweden, Booth #117). Sample components are currently available to customers, and a full production is planned for 1H 2018.

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