AMSTERDAM--()--MultiPhy Ltd, a global leader in DSP-based high bandwidth CMOS communications semiconductors, today announced the successful test and interoperation of the MP1100Q MLSE Receiver/DEMUX and MP1101Q MUX Chipset with the Sumitomo Electric ELD5401QK series EML device, a key component in the realization of a low cost 40km point to point 100G optical module.
“The market demand for Sumitomo Electric’s excellent EML solution is strong”
This successful test once again illustrates MultiPhy’s patent-pending “reduced bandwidth optics” technology, where 10G optical component technology is used in the design of a 100G Direct Detect optical transport solution. In addition to working with many tunable 10G TOSA devices for WDM applications, the successful test with very low cost EML devices, such as Sumitomo Electric’s, enables the design of a low cost point to point solution for non-tunable applications, like those commonly found in the Metro networks on many CESR (Carrier Ethernet Switch Router) platforms.
As more and more 100G links get deployed throughout the network, the demand increases for low cost Metro focused solutions that are competitive in cost and power consumption with multi-lambda 10G solutions. The point-to-point transport market, as seen in CESR and Metro WDM systems, is especially sensitive to price pressures. “We are pleased MultiPhy has chosen to prove interoperation with the Sumitomo Electric ELD5401QK series EML. The significance of this announcement is that it demonstrates the viability of 40km low cost transmission at the 100G data rate,” said Manabu Yoshimura, General Manager, Technology and Marketing Strategy Department at Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, Inc. “This demonstration paves the way for cost competitive 100G transport which is required in the industry. The Sumitomo Electric ELD5401QK series EML can work well with the MultiPhy MP1100Q MLSE Receiver/DEMUX and MP1101Q MUX Chipset to provide a great solution.”
Utilizing MultiPhy’s patent-pending “reduced bandwidth optics” technology, the MP1100Q MLSE Receiver/DEMUX and MP1101Q MUX Chipset overcomes the impairments seen when overdriving a lower speed optical component such as the Sumitomo ELD5401QK series EML. In point to point applications, the tunable nature normally associated with line side optics is not needed. A fixed laser solution, especially an EML solution, would significantly drop the cost of a 4X28G module assembly. The Sumitomo ELD5401QK series EML has shown strong performance in achieving the desired 40km reach associated with many line side point-to-point Metro applications.
“The market demand for Sumitomo Electric’s excellent EML solution is strong,” said Avi Shabtai, CEO at MultiPhy. “When we started to look into which EML devices we should test we focused on Sumitomo Electric because of their excellent reputation and traction in marketplace. The results of our tests with our MP1100Q/MP1101Q Direct Detect Chipset have been very positive.”
MultiPhy will showcase the performance of the Sumitomo Electric ELD5401QK series EML with the MP1100Q MLSE Receiver at the ECOC show in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on September 17-19 in Booth #617. Please contact Neal Neslusan at firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 978 302 5700 to arrange for a booth visit.
MultiPhy is a fabless semiconductor company that provides digital-signal-processing based integrated circuits for high-speed communications. Founded in 2007, the company develops 100Gb/s and higher rate CMOS chips for direct detect and coherent transmission solutions, leading in the technology paradigm shift made necessary by the dramatic increase in network traffic. MultiPhy has world-class expertise in communications theory, optical communications, algorithms development, as well as analog, digital and
mixed signal CMOS VLSI design. The company’s differentiated patent pending technology enables the development of cost effective, low power, high-performance solutions at 100Gb/s and beyond as well as one Tb/s coherent OFDM technology for next-generation networks. For more information, please visit www.multi-phy.com.
About Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, Inc., (SEDI)
Sumitomo Electric Device Innovation, Inc. (SEDI), a subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., was launched as a new company in August 2009 by integrating the wireless and optical transmission device business of Eudyna Devices, Inc. and Sumitomo Electric. SEDI designs and manufactures optical/wireless components and subsystems for telecommunication, CATV, broadband data communication and wireless transmission. SEDI is one of the world’s leading companies in the optical communication components market, while also providing various solutions in other areas such as mobile communication, consumer-use application and automobile markets.
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