The devices are mechanically compatible with their Class 40 counterparts and provide an upgrade path to higher baud rates supporting data rates that include 800G applications.
Optical system performance improvements enabled by operation at these increased baud rates enable NeoPhotonics customers to pack more data over longer distances for better economics, lower cost per bit, lower operating expenses and lower power consumption, all under the same hardware envelope as Class 40 components.
Higher symbol rates increase data capacity while maintaining superior optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) and reach performance, thereby enabling the highest speed-over-distance use.
The devices are available in compact form factor packages suitable for use in pluggable modules and compact daughter cards.
The chips extend the highest speed-over-distance performance of Class 40 products by increasing the 3 dB bandwidth from 40 GHz to 60 GHz.
The ICs work together to enable customers to implement single wavelength data transmission near one Terabit per second over datacentre interconnect (DCI) distances, as well as 400~500Gbs transmission over long haul distances.
The polarisation-multiplexed, coherent driver modulator (CDM) features a co-packaged InP modulator with four linear, high bandwidth, differential drivers, and is designed for low modulation voltage, or “V-Pi”, low insertion loss and a high extinction ratio.
The package is compliant with the form factor of the OIF Implementation Agreement #OIF-HB-CDM-01.0. NeoPhotonics Class 60 High Bandwidth Micro-Intradyne Coherent Receiver (Micro-ICR) is designed for 96 GBaud symbol rates, essentially tripling the rate of standard 100G ICRs. The compact package is compliant with the OIF Implementation Agreement OIF-DPC-MRX-02.0.