Cognet Intros 10-Gig CMOS Fiber

The new technology offers drastically reduced power consumption and enables significant size and cost reduction in fiber optic modules

September 7, 2000

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LOS ANGELES -- Cognet Microsystems, a provider of high-speed fiber optic solutions to the data networking and telecommunications industry, today announced the first 10 Gbps Transimpedance Amplifier (TIA) in standard Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) process technology. The new technology will enable manufacturers to build more compact and lower-cost 10 Gbps fiber optic modules for OC192 SONET and 10 Gigabit Ethernet applications. At a record-low 60 mW power dissipation, the CN10KRT consumes an order-of-magnitude lower power than competitor's products. The chip operates from a 1.8 volt supply voltage and boasts a broadband analog bandwidth of d.c. to 9 GHz and a single-ended transimpedance gain of 500 ohms.

"Such performance was previously considered unattainable in CMOS," said K. Joseph Sikias, Director of Sales and Marketing at Cognet. "Our customers will be able to achieve a dramatic size and cost reduction in their 10 Gbit/s fiber optic modules."

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