|GigOptix’s Semiconductor Solution Enables Industry Leading High Speed Interconnects in Consumer Application|
The optical module is current employed in a high definition camera and the application is pushing the technology envelope from HD TV at 3.7Gbps to next generation HD transfer speeds beyond 40Gbps that will enable increases of 4 times the frame rate and support multi-view HD 3D imaging. The consumer electronics manufacturer has for the first time enabled a mass production technology for VCSEL based optical interconnect modules by eliminating the need for lenses to couple the fiber to the VCSEL. This was enabled by the development of a new assembly technology that connects the optical fiber with the VCSEL using a silicon interposer that enables the fully automated assembly of the module. The resulting module is capable of transmitting data at up to 40Gbps and this not only provides much higher data rates over longer distances but also is more cost competitive compared to existing copper interconnect solutions.
GigOptix’s HXR/T4104 chipset comprises the HXT4104 4x10.3Gb/s parallel VCSEL driver and the HXR4104 4x10.3Gb/s parallel limiting TIA. These two devices address 40Gbps active cable and consumer applications. The HXR/T4104 chipset simplifies system design by being fully programmable via an industry standard 2-wire interface. This provides full control of signal peaking, modulation and average currents in addition to providing access to temperature and output power monitoring on a channel by channel basis.
“We are thrilled to see deployment of our optical driver and receiver
technology moving into high volume applications,” commented
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