Inphi: Alcor 400G DR4 Silicon Photonics Platform

March 23, 2021
The new Alcor platform includes Inphi’s field-proven PAM4 DSP technology, linear TIA, and driver to provide even higher levels of integration and lower power for high-performance hyperscale data center, cloud computing, and emerging AI applications.
Based on Inphi’s Porrima™ PAM4 DSP platform, the new Alcor platform includes Inphi’s field-proven PAM4 DSP technology, linear TIA, and driver to provide even higher levels of integration and lower power for high-performance hyperscale data center, cloud computing, and emerging AI applications, the company asserts. The DSP targets high-volume 100G Ethernet optical modules.

Judge’s comment: “This DSP with advanced telemetry functions enables 100G DR modules based on 56-GBaud PAM4 with less than 3.5-W power dissipation and reduces overall BOM cost through integrated laser drivers."

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