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Inphi Announces Immediate Production Availability of Industry’s First 45GBaud Linear Coherent Product Family at OFC 2016

Enabling 400Gbps Coherent Transmission for Long Haul, Metro and Data Center Interconnect Applications

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 23, 2016 – Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed connectivity solutions, today announced production availability of its new 45GBaud Linear Coherent Product Family, the industry’s first linear ICs enabling 400G coherent solutions for next-generation long haul, metro, and data center applications. The Driver and TIA product family comprises of Inphi’s IN4514SZ, a high-performance octal linear differential to single-ended Mach-Zehnder Modulator Driver, and Inphi’s IN4550TA, a quad linear TIA/VGA Amplifier. Inphi’s 45GBaud Linear Coherent Product Family will be showcased at Inphi’s OFC 2016 booth #3611 in Anaheim Convention Center, March 22-24, 2016.

Inphi’s IN4550TA is industry’s first production 45Gbaud quad linear TIA/VGA amplifier with both analog and digital interfaces supporting new generation of 400G dual carrier dual polarization Integrated Coherent Receivers (ICR). Inphi’s IN4514SZ is the industry’s first production high bandwidth octal linear driver for dual carrier 400G coherent networks. The G3PO connector is designed to couple to dual carrier MZ modulators, and the digital interface provides single interface for managing and monitoring all channels. Together, these parts provide a complete solution for the higher bandwidth and high modulation formats of next-generation networks.

“As 100G deployments increase in metro and intra data center networks, the need for supporting even higher speed networks for data center interconnect and long haul networks will become more critical,” said Tim Doiron, Principal Analyst – Intelligent Networking, ACG research. “It is anticipated that by 2019, there will be a 60% increase in the number of data centers in metropolitan areas. Efficiently interconnecting these data centers will require migrating to 200G and 400G interfaces. Inphi’s 45GBaud products family is a key ingredient in enabling this migration.”

“Successful field trials of 400Gbps transmission over the past year combined with the need to support ever-growing demand for more bandwidth have made 400Gbps transmission networks a reality in 2016. Inphi is excited to be the leading supplier of optical interconnect products for these new generation higher capacity networks,” said Loi Nguyen, founder, vice president, Optical Interconnect, Inphi. “Customers are looking to Inphi to lead the 45G optical interconnect markets supporting higher bandwidth and modulation formats for data center and service providers.”

About Inphi
Inphi Corporation is a leading provider of high-speed connectivity solutions. Inphi’s end-to-end data transport platform delivers high signal integrity at leading-edge data speeds, addressing performance and bandwidth bottlenecks in networks, from fiber to memory. Inphi’s solutions minimize latency in computing environments and enable the rollout of next-generation communications infrastructure. Inphi’s solutions provide a vital interface between analog signals and digital information in high-performance systems, such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking equipment, enterprise and data center servers, and storage platforms. To learn more about Inphi, visit

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