MultiPhy unveils advanced 100G solution for metro transport applications

MultiPhy, a global provider in DSP-based high bandwidth
CMOS communications semiconductors announced the MP1100Q device, enabling the
next generation of 100G metro transport applications.

With the growing demand for mobile 4G services,
high-speed data services, video streaming, and new high bandwidth applications,
a need exists to grow the capacity of the transport dense wavelength division
multiplexing (DWDM) networks and inter-datacenter networks.

This together with the content delivery network (CDN)
evolution requires a significant growth in network capacity specifically in the
metro zones. While long haul 100G transport solutions have been brought to
market recently, the solution space focused on metro applications for 100G
transport has been underserved.

We see a distinct 100G metro transport market, apart and
separate from the long haul market,” said Daryl Inniss, vice president and
practice leader, Communications Components, Ovum.

Driven by metro-focused services like Content Delivery
Networks (CDN), cloud computing, and next generation datacenter connectivity,
we predict strong growth in the metro transport market,” Inniss added.

MultiPhy is
introducing a 100G metro-focused semiconductor device, the MP1100Q, which is
targeted to enable 100G optical modules for the metro market.

The device supports a 4X28G direct detect technology and
leverages an advanced DSP-based receiver technology using Maximum Likelihood
Sequence Estimation (MLSE) algorithms, significantly improving overall
performance by overcoming fiber impairments.

In addition, the MP1100Q lowers the total cost of the
metro module by utilizing mature 10G electro-optic subcomponents.

We’re seeing an incredibly strong demand for 100G from
our customers in the metro,” said Christoph Glingener, chief technology officer
at ADVA Optical Networking.

What’s clear is that the needs of service providers and
enterprises in this space are significantly different to the long haul. They
need a 100G solution that is not optimized for distance, but rather optimized
for efficiency, specifically in cost, space, power and spectral. Direct
Detection meets these needs,” Glingener added.

The MP1100Q device allows for a low-cost and low-power
Compact Form-factor Pluggable (CFP) module solution that easily fits into the
existing networks and can provide a path for quick growth. Metro DWDM chassis
are poised to take advantage of the power and cost benefits brought to the
metro 100G transport space by the MultiPhy MP1100Q device.

MultiPhy will demonstrate the MP1100Q device at the
European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC), September
19-21 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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