Wednesday, February 29, 2012

GigOptix books Q1 $1.8 million order for 100G coherent drivers from tier 1 telecom system customer

SAN JOSE, USA: GigOptix Inc., a leading supplier of high performance electronic and electro-optic components enabling high speed end to end information streaming over the network, announced the booking of a $1.8M purchase order for its 100G Mach-Zehnder Modulator (MZM) quad-driver, a customized version of the GX62451, for use in a Tier 1 telecom 100G DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) networking system. The $1.8M order will be delivered during the first quarter of 2012, while subsequent, similar orders will continue through 2012.

GigOptix's GX62451 100G Dual Polarization Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (DP-QPSK) driver is a high performance 4 channel Mach-Zehnder Modulator (MZM) driver designed for 100G DP-QPSK long-haul optical transmitters. The GX62451 is GPPO connectorized and is plug-in compatible with industry standard 100G multiplexer and MZMs. Its form factor design featuring embedded high speed connectors not only ensures optimal RF coupling with the 100G MZM inputs but also occupies less board-level real estate than comparable surface mounted device solutions.

In its recent optical components report, Ovum identified 100G as the fastest growing segment within optical communications with a CAGR of 107 percent.

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