MultiPhy, TeraXion tackle 100G dispersion compensation

Communications semiconductor developer MultiPhy, Ltd. reports that it has successfully demonstrated integration and interoperability of the MP1100Q MLSE Receiver/DEMUX and MP1101Q MUX chipset with the CS-DCL optical chromatic dispersion compensator from TeraXion.

Communications semiconductor developer MultiPhy, Ltd. reports that it has successfully demonstrated integration and interoperability of the MP1100Q MLSE Receiver/DEMUX and MP1101Q MUX chipset with the CS-DCL optical chromatic dispersion compensator from TeraXion.

As next-generation data center networks get deployed, the need for inexpensive and low-power metro links for 100G transmission becomes greater. Traditionally at the 10G rate, these links have reached up to 80 km, otherwise known as the ZR standard.

“There is a tremendous amount of interest in providing a solution that fits the performance envelope of the existing10G-ZR links in the network today,” said Neal Neslusan, vice president of marketing and sales at MultiPhy. “The combination of MultiPhy’s and TeraXion’s world-class offerings provide a superb solution that can be realized in a low-power, pluggable CFP for these cost-sensitive applications.”

To reach 80 km, the 100G module will need to meet special compensation tolerances. The combination of MultiPhy’s chipset, with its variable dispersion compensation characteristics, along with the TeraXion device’s small footprint makes it possible to design such capabilities into a CFP module, the companies say.

“With heritage of more than a decade of sustained innovation in FBG [fiber Bragg grating] technology, TeraXion is now pleased to offer a very compact optical dispersion compensator to extend the reach of future next-generation 100G metro links,” said Martin Guy, vice president, product management and CTO at TeraXion.

MultiPhy will be at the OFC show in San Francisco, CA, next week in booth #3179 to discuss this and other applications of the MP1100Q/MP1101Q chipset as well as future developments.

TeraXion, at Booth #1902, will officially launch the CS-DCL will at OFC next week.

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