New Amplifier’s Wide Dynamic Range and High Input Current Handling Capabilities Make Optical Networks More Flexible and Versatile
OFC/NFOEC – LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 5, 2012 – Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets, today announced that it is sampling the industry’s first transimpedance amplifier (TIA) for 100G reconfigurable colorless networks. The new chip will be showcased at Inphi’s OFC/NFOEC booth #1447 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, March 6-8, 2012.
Network operators are constantly challenged to cost-effectively meet unpredictable bandwidth demands, rapidly provision new services, and maintain high network availability. To achieve these objectives, network operators are transforming their networks toward a reconfigurable colorless network architecture using coherent receivers. Coherent receivers are key enabling technologies for the colorless architecture, as they allow for dynamic optical wavelength selection at network endpoints. Inphi’s IN3250TA, the latest addition to its TIA portfolio, has wide dynamic range and high input current handling capabilities, enabling a single receiver to be used across a large number of channels with different wavelengths, thereby transforming the networks to a reconfigurable, “colorless” networks.
“As optical networks gear up to meet demand for higher bandwidth driven by increased use of mobile devices and wireless connectivity for high-definition video as well as multimedia content and applications, 100G reconfigurable colorless networks are needed,” said Loi Nguyen, vice president, Networking, Communications and Multi-Market Products at Inphi. “Inphi’s new amplifier enables next-generation networks by offering wide dynamic range and high input current required to support 100G reconfigurable colorless networks.”
“The market for reconfigurable colorless networks continues to grow as demand increases for 100G optical networks,” said Daryl Inniss, VP and Practice Leader, Components at Ovum. “Inphi’s new TIA helps realization of this more flexible, efficient, and scalable network.”
Inphi Corporation is a leading provider of high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets, providing high signal integrity at leading-edge data speeds that are designed to address bandwidth bottlenecks in networks, 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, storage platforms, test and measurement equipment and military systems. To learn more about Inphi, visit www.inphi.com
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