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Inphi Announces Smallest SMT Quad Linear Driver for Coherent Applications at ECOC 2015

Meeting the Needs of Coherent Systems Growth in 100G/200G

Valencia, Spain, Sept. 28, 2015 – Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed, mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, computing and data center markets, today announced the sampling of a new product in its 32GBaud Linear Coherent Product Family. Inphi now introduces the IN3217SZ, a quad linear differential to single-ended Mach-Zehnder Modulator Driver in a Surface Mount Technology (SMT) package. The new SMT quad linear driver extends the product portfolio by utilizing cost effective packaging for higher volume 100G/200G coherent long haul and metro optical interconnect applications.

With a 14x9mm small form factor package, the IN3217SZ directly interfaces to Lithium Niobate (LiNbO3) or Indium Phosphide (InP) MZ modulators, in target systems from line cards; 4×5 modules; CFP, or CFP2 modules. The new low power design, together with industry leading performance enables next-generation long haul and metro networks to address highly integrated line card designs and advanced pluggable modules.

“With the widespread adoption of coherent technology underway, devices such as the IN3217SZ enable the higher densities and lower cost solutions the 100G/200G applications require in the industry today,” said Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst, Carrier Transport Networking at Infonetics Research.

“The networking market needed new lower power linear modulator drivers in smaller package footprints to address the high volume next-generation applications, and we are pleased today to announce the IN3217SZ as the answer to that need,” said Lian Zhao, product line manager, Optical Interconnect at Inphi. “The IN3217SZ expands the Inphi product portfolio again to address the latest market demands for high-performance, long-haul applications and high density and volume metro applications for 100G/200G Coherent Systems.”

About Inphi
Inphi Corporation is a leading provider of high-speed analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, computing and data center 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

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