MACOM: single-chip solution for 100G bidirectional optical connectivity

MACOM Technology Solutions announced the industry’s first integrated, single-chip transmit and receive solution for short reach 100G optical transceivers, active optical cables and onboard optical engines. The seamless integration of four-channel Transmit and Receive Clock Data Recovery, four Transimpedance Amplifiers and four Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser drivers within the new MALD-37845 will afford customers unrivaled ease of use and reduced costs.

Supporting a full range of data rates from 24.3 to 28.1 Gbps, the new MALD-37845 is designed for use in CPRI, 100G Ethernet, 32G Fibre Channel and 100G EDR InfiniBand applications, and will provide customers with a low power, single-chip solution ideally suited for small form-factor optical subassemblies. The MALD-37845 supports interoperability with a variety of VCSEL lasers and photodetectors, and is firmware-compatible with earlier-generation MACOM solutions.

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