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Microchip selects AlphaCore 112Gbps IP for ethernet applications

Alphawave IP has announced that Microchip has selected its AlphaCore100 for its next-generation META-DX2 1.6Tbps Ethernet retimer family.

The announcement represents an important milestone for Alphawave, a specialist in high-speed connectivity for technology infrastructure, and it slow-power and high-performance 112Gbps IP.

Commenting on the announcement Tony Pialis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alphawave said, “Microchip was an early customer of Alphawave and their newly announced META-DX2 solution leverages our 112Gbps IP that we first delivered to Microchip in 2021. We are pleased to welcome Microchip to the ranks of Alphawave customers that will be taking their solutions to market in 2022.”

Microchip’s META-DX2 is a compact 1.6T Ethernet PHY solution with up to 800GbE connectivity for Cloud Data Centres, 5G and AI. The product leverages Alphawave’s low-power 112Gbps PAM4 SerDes IP that was first developed in 2017 and qualified for production in 2018.

Babak Samimi, Vice President of Microchip said, “We partnered with Alphawave on the 112Gbps generation of our META-DX2 terabit-scale Ethernet PHY product line based on the proven performance of their IP. By working with Alphawave, we have realised world-leading performance and ensuring we achieve our desired time to market. We look forward to supporting our customers on integration of META-DX2 into their platforms over the coming months.”

Neil Tyler

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