GigOptix, a supplier of semiconductor and optical components, declared that it has secured an order to manufacture GX6262, a Mach Zehnder Modulator (MZM) driver of 28Gbps specifically designed for metro and long-haul optical transmitters.
It can be efficiently installed in a Tier 1 telecom 40G Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) networking system. Inspired by the product’s rising demand and forecast, GigOptix will commercialize this product amounting to over $1 million in 2012 revenue.
The GX6262 driver from GigOptix is an efficient 28 Gbps differential driver that offers over 7Vpp differential output. Its applications includes driving 40G differential DQPSK InP modulators, 100G Optical Duobinary (ODB) modulators, and 100G Dual Polarity Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (DP-QPSK). The features included in the devices are an adjustable eye crossing point, low power utilization of 2.7 W when driving 7Vpp output voltage and low RMS jitter degradation.
According to the Chief Technology Officer of GigOptix, Andrea Betti-Berutto, the installation of GX6262 by one of GigOptix’s Tier 1 customers demonstrates the effective capability of the solution, which was fabricated in compliance with the customer’s needs.
GigOptix’s core strategy of customer-specific product development has been demonstrated by the rapid production ramp. Designed for 40G systems, this novel solution can also be used for applications with smartphones, tablets and customer’s cloud based services.
GigOptix has a comprehensive portfolio of modulators, Transimpedance Amplifiers, and 100G and 40G drivers and serves as a major supplier in 100G and 40G markets.