Semtech, Coherent pair for 200G per lane laser driver/EML demo at ECOC 2022

Sept. 29, 2022
The demonstration paired Semtech’s latest FiberEdge 200G PAM4 single-channel EML driver with Coherent’s new 200G EML.

Semtech Corp. (Nasdaq: SMTC) and Coherent Corp. (Nasdaq: COHR), teamed last week at ECOC 2022 in Basel, Switzerland to demonstrate 200G per lane optical signaling. The demonstration paired Semtech’s latest FiberEdge 200G PAM4 single-channel EML driver with Coherent’s new 200G EML. The combination delivered high-performance and low distortion, the collaborators asserted.

“Semtech continues to demonstrate commitment to innovation in high-speed optical markets by working with industry leaders like Coherent,” said Nicola Bramante, senior product line manager for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “The collaboration with Coherent on Semtech’s 200G per lane technology is a proof point in interoperability of optics with Semtech’s latest FiberEdge developments, ensuring a clear path toward 200G-based 1.6T and 3.2T future optical transceiver deployments in data centers.”

“We’re very excited to collaborate with Semtech to develop the new state-of-the-art in transceiver technology that pairs the 200G EML from Coherent and the 200G PAM4 laser driver from Semtech,” added Dr. Sanjai Parthasarathi, chief marketing officer at Coherent. “The devices pair up seamlessly to achieve 200G per lane transmission, heralding a new era in transceiver technology. This demonstration validates a technology that is capable today of enabling several generations of terabit transceivers tomorrow.”

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