GigOptix provides a comprehensive portfolio of high performance, low power solutions for the traditional Optical Networking Telecom and Datacom markets, as well as the emerging Optical Interconnect Datacenter and Consumer markets. GigOptix leverages its legacy in broadband high-speed Microwave RF IC design to create a portfolio of high performance broadband drivers for Mach-Zehnder (MZ) and Electro-Absorption (EA) modulators, low power VCSEL drivers, as well as limiting and linear Transimpedance Amplifiers (TIAs) spanning 10G, 40G and 100G speeds. GigOptix is also first to market with its Thin Film Polymer on Silicon electro-optical polymer modulator technology that promises to improve the performance of optical modulators by significantly reducing power consumption and shrinking the size of the device.
GigOptix’s portfolio of Optical Interconnect VCSEL drivers and TIA array solutions address the challenging demands of higher data rates and lower power within the datacenter and consumer space. GigOptix’s solutions enable chip to chip, board to board, and system to system optical interconnects that alleviate the constraints of copper cabling and enable standards such as HDMI, DisplayPort and USB to realize higher data rates with significantly less EMI and power consumption.
GigOptix leverages its legacy in broadband high-speed RF design to create low power and broadband drivers for Mach-Zehnder and Electro-Absorption (EA) modulators as well as limiting and linear Transimpedance Amplifiers (TIAs) spanning 10G, 40G and 100G speeds.
Moreover, GigOptix's Thin Film Polymer on Silicon (TFPS) based LX modulator line offers compelling advantages in terms of increased bandwidth, smaller footprint and lower power consumption for 40G and 100G communications applications. GigOptix's proprietary materials are synthesized at the molecular level for optimal EO functionality. Our differentiated technology enables LX modulators to combine the fast switching speeds and low drive voltages with small form factor size.
GigOptix has leveraged its extensive mixed signal experience in high volume parallel optics devices to combine advanced RF analog circuit techniques that reduce power consumption with integrated on-chip Analog-to-Digital Convertors (ADC) and Digital-to-Analog Convertors (DAC) to enable a fully digitally controlled TOSA and ROSA. This architecture significantly simplifies the design of an optical transceiver such as an SFP+ transceiver by eliminating all analog and RF circuits from the PCB. This elimination of RF analog interfaces improves performance and reduces both power consumption and EMI within the transceiver. The new architecture also drives down costs while also significantly reducing the engineering effort associated with developing a solution. The introduction of the SMART ROSA and TOSA further reinforces GigOptix' position as the industry leader of high speed chips and Multi-Chip-Modules (MCMs) by enabling customers a seamless and low cost deployment using the company's "plug and play" components.
The DWDM Bundled Solutions represent what GigOptix believes is an industry first for a company providing a complete solution set comprised of a Transimpedance Amplifier (TIA), Thin Film Polymer on Silicon (TFPS™) Mach-Zehnder Modulator (MZM) with a matched driver for an optical application. The Bundled Solution reduces customer engineering expenditure, accelerates time-to-market for new products and enables customers to leverage GigOptix' industry leading low power solutions with enhanced cost efficiencies. GigOptix Bundles will address 40G DPSK, 40G RZ-DQPSK as well as Coherent 40G and 100G DP-QPSK applications.