Luxtera Puts 30G in CMOS

Silicon CMOS Photonics-based transmitters enable cost effective migration to faster data rates

June 1, 2010

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HAMBURG -- Luxtera, the worldwide leader in Silicon CMOS Photonics, today announced that its optical modulators now support next-generation 30Gbps serial data rates, a key step towards enabling four lane parallel 100Gbps interconnects. Luxtera’s technology addresses the growing market for optical interconnects including next-generation Ethernet, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand networks projecting data speeds of up to 100Gbps per Port. By leveraging the benefits of Silicon CMOS Photonics, Luxtera’s transmitters support unprecedented levels of optical bandwidth to provide higher performance and longer reach at a lower cost than traditional datacenter technologies.

“As InfiniBand transitions to EDR data rates and Ethernet transitions to 100GE, there is an increasing need for low cost, high-throughput interconnects to support large-scale computing systems and datacenters,” said Lisa Huff of CIR and Discerning Analytics. “Traditionally, this market has been serviced by vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) and multi-mode fiber, which may reach performance limitations beyond 10Gbps. Luxtera’s Silicon Photonics-based transmitters enable datacenters to keep pace with bandwidth needs, providing end-users with enhanced performance that will support 100Gbps deployments at economical cost points.”

Luxtera Inc.

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