COLORZ®

Delivers up to 4Tb/s of bandwidth over a single fiber

Industry’s 1st Silicon Photonics PAM4 Platform Solution for 80km DWDM connectivity in a QSFP28 form factor.

Linking Data Centers

COLORZ® moves computing closer to users, allowing for faster video streaming and faster response time for artificial intelligence, autonomous driving applications and supports the proliferation of new devices enabled for IoT.

Inphi’s innovative COLORZ Silicon photonics technology integrates hundreds of discrete components on a single die, resulting in the industry’s first low power, cost effective 100G DWDM platform solution in QSFP28 form factor for DCI within an 80km distance. Our customers use COLORZ to link together regional data centers located within the same metropolitan region so they can function efficiently as if they were a single mega data center. This virtual mega center enables customers to cost effectively and incrementally build smaller 30 megaWatt class data centers and subsequently link them together as if they were a 120 megaWatt class data center. It is COLORZ low latency, high density and low power characteristics that make this compelling mega center architecture possible and cost effective.

Cloud is the Network™

COLORZ® provides the missing link that enables end-to-end 100G Ethernet connectivity throughout the Cloud and is another step in the realization of Inphi’s vision of The Cloud is the Network™.

Connecting Metro-Distributed Data Centers: The Economics and Applicability of Inphi’s COLORZ® Technology
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Platform Solution

Leveraging Inphi’s leadership in PAM DSP technology, Linear Drivers and TIAs, COLORZ fits in a QSFP28 hot pluggable form factor and delivers up to 4Tb/s of bandwidth over a single fiber. This hot-swappable device plugs into any QSFP28 100G Ethernet port of any standard switch or router. COLORZ offers enhanced monitoring and link diagnostic capabilities. Ultimately, COLORZ enables enterprise, service providers and cloud operators to scalable and easy-to-deploy 100G Ethernet services in their networks.

Network Connectivity

COLORZ can be used in several network edge applications including, traffic aggregation, broadband/wireless backhaul and linking central offices to data centers. These applications are ideal for traditional carriers or cable multiservice operators looking to simplify their network architecture and add pay as you grow 100G capacity. COLORZ provides the required connectivity and aggregation for a range of service types from customer locations, or edge offices, to the regional point of presence.

 

Campus Connectivity

Inphi’s new COLORZ-Lite™ now offers campus and data centers a cost optimized solution for shorter distances. COLORZ-Lite brings flexibility, time to market and ease of service delivery to cloud network operators constrained by fiber exhaustion or for applications requiring extended reaches which cannot be cost effectively achieved with Grey optics.

Inphi’s COLORZ-Lite™ Technology: Offering an innovative solution for Nx100 G campus connectivity
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