Chip-scale, 4-channel optical transceiver aimed at datacenter apps - Embedded.com

Chip-scale, 4-channel optical transceiver aimed at datacenter apps

Sunnyvale, Calif.—XLoom Communications Inc. has started to sample the iFlame optical chip, a multi-channel, high-density, cost-effective, optical engine for grid computing and datacenter applications.

According to XLoom, iFlame is the industry's first chip-scale 4-channel optical transceiver, which is aimed at data center applications running over InfiniBand, Ethernet and Fiber-Channel. iFlame is designed to replace bulky copper interconnects for higher data rates up to 20-Gbits/s per link with easy-to-install fibers.

The iFlame chip, implemented as an optical engine, enables high-speed, high-density, cost-effective interconnect applications such as Opto-electrical media converters, optical active connectors and cables as well as traditional transceivers such as the upcoming QSFP form factor.

The iFlame, which is less than 1 square/CM in size, features an array of four state-of-the-art 850 nm VCSELs (Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers) and four photo-diodes for data rates of 1.25-Gbits/s to 5-Gbits/s per channel, for a total aggregate of up to 20-Gbits/s.

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XLoom Communications Inc., +972-3-6919960, www.xloomcom.com

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