MultiPhy Targets 100G Metro

MultiPhy unveils world's first 100G PHY IC for the metro market

September 19, 2011

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GENEVA -- MultiPhy, Ltd, a global leader in DSP-based high bandwidth CMOS communications semiconductors, today announced the MP1100Q, a 100Gb/s DEMUX receiver chip specifically designed to meet the low-cost and low-power needs of the quickly growing 100G metro transport marketplace.

The MP1100Q is a DSP-based 100G receiver chip incorporating an ultra-high-speed analog-to-digital converter (A/D), the world's fastest Maximum Likelihood Sequence Estimation (MLSE) decoder, and the DEMUX gearbox function. The device provides a high-performance solution optimized for optical metro transport applications, such as metro dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) networks with link lengths of up to 800km, and point-to-point (PtP) links of up to 80km used for data center connectivity. Optical modules utilizing the MP1100Q solution can be realized in the compact form-factor, pluggable (CFP) module format, and meet the challenging cost, power dissipation and performance metrics required to enable the 100G metro business model.

"Our MP1100Q Receiver IC solution enables optical network operators with the cost and power conscious 100G metro solutions that they require for the metro optical transport market," said Avi Shabtai, CEO, MultiPhy. “The benchmark performance of the MP1100Q will allow optical module vendors to market solutions specifically for the metro. The strong response we’ve received from the industry proves that the MP1100Q is truly a transformative device."


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