Luxtera Supports 40GigE

Company demonstrates Silicon CMOS Photonics-based OptoPHY and Blazar products at OFC

March 22, 2010

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CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Luxtera, the worldwide leader in Silicon CMOS Photonics, today announced OptoPHY’s support for 40G Ethernet applications. As 10G Ethernet connections migrate to server connectivity, 40G Ethernet is emerging as a preferred solution for switch interconnect, delivering the bandwidth necessary for aggregation of multiple servers. To enable wide deployment of 40G Ethernet, a low cost optical interconnect is required. OptoPHY is the first CMOS Photonics-based single chip transceiver for on-board deployment. Breaking cost barriers traditionally associated with optics, OptoPHY delivers low power consumption and long reach to surpass legacy copper and VCSEL-based multimode fiber transceivers.

OptoPHY features a smaller form-factor than traditional MSA modules and is ideal for switch interconnect and network interface controller (NIC) applications on servers. The solution complements standard MSA transceivers, specifically Luxtera’s award-winning 40G QSFP Active Optical Cable, Blazar. At OFC, Luxtera will work with technology partners, Tektronix and NetLogic Microsystems, to display its optical technology through live and static demonstrations. Luxtera will have a live demonstration of OptoPHY inside the Tektronix booth and will showcase OptoPHY as well as Blazar with NetLogic.

“Tektronix is proud to be supporting a live demonstration of the OptoPHY solution for 40G Ethernet. The Tektronix DSA8200 Series Oscilloscope is ideal for characterization and IEEE 802.3 compliance of 40G designs like Luxtera’s CMOS Photonics technology,” said Brian Reich, general manager, Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix. “We are excited to showcase the high bandwidth optical connectivity in our testing of Luxtera’s CMOS Photonics technology.”

Luxtera Inc.

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