Inphi and NeoPhotonics to focusing on optical modules for 100G systems

Telecom Lead Team:
Inphi Corporation, a provider
of analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets,
is collaborating with NeoPhotonics to facilitate and accelerate deployments of
100G optical solutions.


collaboration is aimed for high density data center and cloud computing as well
as 100G transport applications.


Under the
collaboration, Inphi will offer its portfolio of 100G TIA and 100GbE iPHY
solutions, which include PHY and Clock Data Recovery (CDR) chipsets along with
its transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs), for NeoPhotonics to utilize in its 100G
optical product developments.


remains uniquely positioned to deliver a platform level 100GbE solution with
its portfolio of CMOS PHY ICs and high-performance PMD products, which will
allow for faster deployment of next-generation 100GbE optical solutions in
enterprise, data center and service provider networks,” said Young K. Sohn,
president and CEO of Inphi.


The mixed
signal semiconductor devices offered by Inphi are designed to provide
NeoPhotonics higher performance and lower power consumption for the next
generation of the optical modules.


next-generation 100G optical solutions can benefit from Inphi’s technology
leadership position in the 100G market and help us deliver high levels of performance
and low power consumption for our PIC-based product portfolio,” said Tim Jenks,
chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics.


With service
providers and data centers demanding technology with low power consumption,
Inphi’s iPHY CMOS PHY solutions and NeoPhotonics PIC-based modules and
sub-systems are designed to provide easy upgrades to 100GbE networks while
retaining a lower carbon footprint.

Inphi’s CMOS
PHYs and CDRs offer a substantial savings in power — 3x less than currently
available offerings — in a 2x reduced area footprint, while improving
reliability without sacrificing performance.


NeoPhotonics Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit, or
PIC, based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high-speed
communications networks.


Last year, NeoPhotonics announced sample availability of its first 40G transceiver module
for high speed Ethernet client side applications.


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