Inphi has been the leading force to define and create a PAM4 ecosystem of optical module suppliers. In 2018, Inphi rolled out Porrima Gen1 platform and then Porrima Gen2 in early 2019, establishing the industry’s leading platform with proven performance. After successfully enabling the adoption of 400G DR4 and FR4 modules powered by Inphi’s first and second generation Porrima PAM4 DSP, it was a natural progression to provide a path to lower power with a qualified software/API suite. Based on 7nm, Porrima Gen3 offers an expanded feature set and enhanced direct drive capability, further expanding the breadth of lasers that can be used with the integrated laser driver. The new platform is also designed to reduce total module power consumption to less than 8W for 400Gbps DR4/FR4 mode in the QSFP-DD form factor.
“Porrima Gen3 is another prime example of our ongoing dedication to this market, by increasing investments to exceed customer needs and stay ahead of the competition,” said Eric Hayes, SVP, Networking Interconnect, Inphi. “Not only are we delivering better performance and lower power with this third-generation PAM4 solution, but we are also making it easy for customers to make a smooth transition. This will accelerate adoption of this total solution and maintain our market leadership position.”
“Once again, Inphi demonstrates market leadership with its ongoing commitment to reduce both the footprint and power of its PAM4 solutions,” said Andrew Schmitt, Directing Analyst at Cignal AI. “Inphi’s PAM4 DSP is well-positioned to address the need for standards-based 400GbE connectivity as well as the customized, high volume hardware requirements of large cloud operators.”
Porrima Gen3 Key attributes and Benefits:
Porrima Gen3 IN566x Linear TIA:
The IN5661TA/5664TA is a 56GBaud low power single/quad linear TIA for PAM4 optical modules. Features include:
Inphi is now sampling its Porrima Gen3 PAM4 platform solution to qualified customers.
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