GigOptix bags order for 28Gbps modulator driver for long-haul optical transmitters

Telecom Lead America: GigOptix, a fabless supplier of
semiconductor and optical components, has received an order for its GX6262, a
28Gbps Mach Zehnder Modulator (MZM) driver designed for metro and long-haul
optical transmitters.


GigOptix is expecting to ship more than $1 million in
revenue in 2012 from this product.


GigOptix will provide its GX6262 for a Tier 1 telecom 40G
Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) networking system.


We are very excited about the fast adoption of our
GX6262 by one of our Tier 1 customers; we developed the solution in close
cooperation with the customer to be fully compliant with their requirements.
The fast production ramp validates GigOptix’s core strategy of customer driven
product development,” said Andrea Betti-Berutto, chief technology officer of


GigOptix’s GX6262 driver is a high performance 28Gbps
differential driver capable of more than 7Vpp differential output for use in
driving 40G differential DQPSK InP modulators as well as 100G Dual Polarity
Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (DP-QPSK) and 100G Optical Duobinary (ODB)


The devices feature: low RMS jitter degradation; an
adjustable eye crossing point and low power consumption of 2.7W while driving
7Vpp output voltage.


The company said that the device is now actively being
designed in to other customers 40G systems.


Ovum in a recent market report expects the 100G market to
grow by 107 percent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) and the 40G market to
grow by more than 40 percent CAGR.


The company added that it is well positioned with a full
portfolio of 100G and 40G drivers, modulators and Transimpedance Amplifiers
(TIA) to a leading component supplier in the high growth 100G and 40G markets.


Recently,  GigOptix announced that it started shipments of HXR5104B quad to Kaiam Corporation,
which is a privately held company commercializing photonic integrated circuits


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