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GigPeak launches 64Gbaud SMT quad linear modulator driver

GigPeak, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GIG), an innovator of semiconductor ICs and software solutions for high-speed connectivity and high-quality video compression over the network and the cloud, has announced GX66471, a 64Gbaud quad-channel linear optical modulator driver in a 14mm x 9.1mm Surface Mount Technology (SMT) package for 400G/600G coherent applications, the company said.

The 64Gbaud linear driver offers a promising solution for line card and pluggable module vendors to bring next-generation 400G/600G products to the coherent market.

GigPeak´s GX66471 is designed to support 64Gbaud 16QAM and 64QAM addressing the needs of both 400G and 600G systems, and has differential input and single-end output interfaces with a 4.5Vpp output voltage swing, suitable for driving Lithium Niobate Mach-Zehnder Modulators. The driver features low power consumption and adequate package size for pluggable models, such as the CFP2-ACO.

GigPeak, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GIG) is an innovator of semiconductor ICs and software solutions for high-speed connectivity and high-quality video compression over the network and the cloud. The focus of the company is to develop and deliver products that enable lower power consumption and faster data connectivity, more efficient use of network infrastructure, broader connectivity to the cloud, and reduce the total cost of ownership of existing network pipes from the core to the end user.

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