News | March 8, 2018

NeoPhotonics Announces 53 Gbaud Linear Optical Component Family For 400Gbps Data Center Applications

A complete 53 Gbaud Optical Tool Kit Including Drivers, EMLs, PIN PDs and TIAs For 100G and CWDM4 400G Module Designers

San Jose, CA /PRNewswire/ - NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading designer and manufacturer of hybrid photonic integrated circuit based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today announced its 53 Gbaud Linear Optical Component family, which includes  PAM4 capable optical components for 100G and 400G cloud data center and other client applications, including drivers and EML lasers in transmitters plus PIN photodetectors and TIAs in receivers.

Cloud data centers are generating strong demand for transceiver solutions with higher port densities and lower cost per bit, which is driving the technology shift to single-lambda 100Gbps with PAM4 technology.  The NeoPhotonics 53 Gbaud family offers module designers a complete set of optical components with accompanying analog electronic chips designed to achieve high performance with low power consumption in small form factor applications.

The 53 Gbaud Linear Optical Component family from NeoPhotonics includes:

  • 53 Gbaud Open Drain Driver (ODD) for linear operation of EML lasers. With a typical 90mW of power consumption per channel and small size, this high speed driver is well suited for space and power efficiency in small form factor pluggable modules.
  • 53 Gbaud MZM drivers for Silicon Photonics modulators. This quad driver has a high 3.5Vppd output per channel and a typical 2.2W low power consumption for all four channels designed for small form factor pluggable modules.
  • 53 Gbaud CWDM4 EML, which includes the option for integration with NeoPhotonics' open drain driver. Over the operating temperature range from 20 to 70C, this EML is a preferred transmitter solution for PAM4 for intra-datacenter applications.
  • 53 Gbaud PIN photodetectors. The side illumination structure of the PIN PD enables a simple coplanar assembly with mux/demux chip and TIA well suited for compact modules.
  • 53 Gbaud Transimpedance Amplifier (TIA). With low noise and a typical power consumption of 60mA over a 3.3V rail, this TIA is well suited for receiver signal amplification for up to 10km transmission.

"Our complete 53 Gbaud Linear Optical Component family, with a typical bandwidth of 35GHz for all these optical components, provides all needed optical components for single lambda 100Gbps transmitters and receivers, scalable to 400Gbps transceivers with CWDM4 wavelengths." said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics.  "NeoPhotonics is pleased to now also support the cloud data centers and the industry with a solid and growing portfolio of cost effective optical components based on NeoPhotonics' high speed platforms of GaAs driver, InP EML/PIN PD, and SiGe TIA," continued Mr. Jenks.

NeoPhotonics will exhibit its 53 Gbaud Linear Optical Component family at the OFC Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition in Booth 3322 in San Diego, March 13th to 15th, along with its broad family of products for high speed applications.

About NeoPhotonics
NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit, or PIC, based optoelectronic components modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high-speed communications networks. The Company's products enable cost-effective, high-speed data transmission and efficient allocation of bandwidth over communications networks. NeoPhotonics maintains headquarters in San Jose, California and ISO 9001:2000 certified engineering and manufacturing facilities in Silicon Valley (USA), Japan and China. For additional information visit www.neophotonics.com.

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This press release includes statements that qualify as forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those related to industry trends and expected demand for 53 GBaud EML lasers and drivers and other high speed network applications. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are only predictions based on the company's current expectations, estimates and projections about their respective industry and business, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by the company, all of which are subject to change and which may differ materially from actual future events or results. The actual company results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements as well as other risks and uncertainties relating to the company's business, are described more fully in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, as well as in the Company Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the three month periods ended March 31, 2017, June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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