NeoPhotonics makes Class 60 versions of CDM and Micro-ICR available

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NeoPhotonics, a developer of photonics solutions for high speed communications networks, has announced Limited Availability of Class 60 versions of its Coherent Driver-Modulator (CDM) and Intradyne Coherent Receiver (Micro-ICR).

These components are shipping in initial quantities to multiple customers and address the next generation of 96 GBaud and above systems.

The Class 60 CDM and Micro-ICR are mechanically compatible with their preceding Class 40 counterparts and provide a natural upgrade path to higher baud rates supporting data rates that include 800G applications.

Optical system performance improvements enabled by operation at these increased baud rates mean that customers will be able to pack more data over longer distances for lower cost per bit, operating expenses and power consumption, all under the same hardware envelope that uses NeoPhotonics Class 40 components.

These new components are available in compact form factor packages suitable for use in pluggable modules and compact daughter cards and extend the highest speed-over-distance performance of the company's existing Class 40 products by increasing the 3 dB bandwidth from 40 GHz to 60 GHz. Working together these components will enable customers to implement single wavelength data transmission near one Terabit per second over datacentre interconnect (DCI) distances, as well as 400~500Gbs transmission over long haul distances.

The Class 60, polarization-multiplexed, coherent driver modulator (CDM) features a co-packaged InP modulator with four linear, high bandwidth, differential drivers, and is designed for low modulation voltage, or “V-Pi”, low insertion loss and a high extinction ratio. The compact package is compliant with the form factor of the OIF Implementation Agreement #OIF-HB-CDM-01.0.

NeoPhotonics Class 60 High Bandwidth Micro-Intradyne Coherent Receiver (Micro-ICR) is designed for 96 GBaud symbol rates, essentially tripling the rate of standard 100G ICRs. The compact package is compliant with the OIF Implementation Agreement OIF-DPC-MRX-02.0.

“We are pleased to be shipping initial quantities of our Class 60 coherent modulators and receivers, which along with our Ultra-Narrow Linewidth external cavity “Nano” tunable laser, provide a complete suite of components enabling customers to efficiently implement 800Gbps per wavelength coherent communications systems,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “We are further extending the bandwidth of our Indium Phosphide coherent integration platform by developing Class 80 components for 130 Gbaud operation as we continue to serve the highest speed-over-distance applications."