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Macom announces 10G PON range


Portfolio combines electro-optic modulated lasers with a range of pre-qualified, interoperable APDs, TIAs, laser drivers, and CDRs

Macom Technology has announced what it claims is the only complete solution portfolio for 10G passive optical network (PON) applications, enabling optical line terminal (OLT) and optical network unit (ONU) infrastructure.

"The shift to 10G GPON is underway with initial deployments in all major regions worldwide. The current 2.5G GPON infrastructure cannot meet continuing bandwidth growth from both residential and nonresidential subscribers and applications," said Julie Kunstler, principal analyst, Ovum. "In the ultra-cost sensitive, highly-competitive fibre access market, Macom's technology and product developments to minimise both integration complexities and costs while reducing deployments times will be well received."

Macom's solution portfolio combines the performance and supply scalability advantages of electro-optic modulated lasers (EOMLs), complemented by a wide range of pre-qualified, interoperable APDs, TIAs, laser drivers, and CDRs. Using Macom's L-PIC technology platform and patented Etched Facet Technology for high-volume, low-cost laser manufacturing, Macom's 10G PON solution portfolio is poised to replicate the breakthrough cost structure reductions that Macom previously achieved in 2.5G PON.

Macom is distinguished as the industry's only supplier to provide the entire range of 10G PON components, while delivering superior EOML technology that overcomes the performance, yield and cost limitations of electro-absorptive modulated lasers (EMLs). Macom's deep application expertise and end-to-end chip-set enables customers to go to market with tightly-integrated 10G PON systems at aggressive timescales, significantly shortening the design and development cycles required to independently validate component interoperability. Only Macom can provide the cost structure, capacity and supply chain flexibility for high-volume, client-side applications.

"Macom's leading market share in the PON domain "“ where we've shipped over 135 million lasers to date"“ is a testament to customers' trust in our proven technology platforms and volume-scale manufacturing efficiency," said Vivek Rajgarhia, senior VP and general manager, Lightwave, Macom. "With the introduction of our 10G PON solution portfolio, we've again affirmed our commitment to helping customers overcome the challenges of deploying advanced optical technologies at massive scale and lowered cost structures."

Macom will show its 10G PON solution portfolio at CIOE (September 6 "“ 9, Shenzhen, China) and ECOC (September 17 "“ 21, Gothenburg, Sweden).

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