Latest Industry Milestone Enables Higher Receiver Sensitivity, Lower Power 100G Coherent Solutions in Pluggable CFP and CFP2 Form Factors for Metro Applications
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 10, 2014 – Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed, mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets, today announced sampling of the Inphi IN3252TA, the industry’s first 32 Gbps Dual High Gain Linear TIA/VGA Amplifier. The IN3252TA is a dual, high-gain differential/variable-gain amplifier (TIA/VGA) designed specifically to address the demanding requirements for 100G coherent transmission for the Metro market.
The global optical transceiver market is set to grow strongly over the next five years to $5.1bn in 2017, from $3.4bn in 20121. Loi Nguyen, vice president, Optical Interconnect at Inphi commented “Our newest amplifier is a critical milestone in that it will enable the widespread deployment of 100G coherent long haul technology in the higher volume, more cost sensitive Metro market. As the demand for more bandwidth and higher speed transmission increases, it is innovations such as these that make the next-generation of our data networks possible. Our customers can count on Inphi to keep leading these innovations.”
The IN3252TA will serve as a critical component in the deployment of 100Gbps links in the Metro network between Cloud 2.0 datacenters and from datacenters to the Core networks. It will support traditional 100Gbps metro network architectures, as well as “dark” unamplified fibers that are already in the ground, but not “lit”. The IN3252TA amplifier is a critical technology for dark fiber applications because the higher gain enables higher sensitivity and longer reaches without the need for expensive and labor-intensive installation of the in-line optical fiber amplifiers.
The IN3252TA will also serve as a key technology of that enables the deployment of lower cost, lower power consumption, small form-factor, pluggable CFP and CFP2 modules. The higher gain of the IN3252TA enables lower local oscillator laser power and reduces over all module power consumption making it possible to fit the 100G coherent technology in the CFP and CFP2 form factors.
Inphi Corporation is a leading provider of high-speed, mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets. 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 www.inphi.com.
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