Inphi: Polaris Gen2 PAM4 Platform

March 23, 2021
The Inphi Polaris Gen2 PAM4 platform is the industry’s first 50G, 28-Gbaud PAM4 DSP solution based on low-power 7-nm CMOS technology, the company asserts.
The Inphi Polaris Gen2 PAM4 platform is the industry’s first 50G, 28-Gbaud PAM4 DSP solution based on low-power 7-nm CMOS technology, the company asserts. The foundation of Inphi’s Polaris platform is a highly configurable DSP engine that is field proven and qualified in multiple hyperscale data center networks.

Judge’s comment: "There are several new features incorporated into the new version, such as integrated TIA, integrated drivers (EML and SiPh), quad channels, etc. These new features, coupled with the wide range of product types supported, coupled with the importance of this technology to the optical communications industry warrant a [high] score."

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