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Skorpios shows 400G Transceiver at ECOC 2019


World's first heterogeneously integrated (III-V and Silicon) 400G Tx device

Skorpios Technologies, a US-based integrated silicon photonics company, is demonstrating its 400G CWDM8 transceiver product at ECOC 2019 in Dublin. In addition, it is providing an update on its 100G CWDM4 QSFP28 product and unveiling the company's new product roadmap which includes FR4/FR8 and ZR products.

The 400G CWDM8 transceiver is claimed to be the world's first heterogeneously integrated (III-V and Silicon) 400G Tx device with eight lasers, eight modulators, in a 3x5mm package. The Tx device has two lasers implemented on each of four pieces of III-V material, demonstrating how the HPIC technology platform can easily scale to massively higher bandwidths, according to the company.

Skorpios says its HPIC III-V EAM modulators are capable of 50G NRZ and PAM4 based optical transmissions using the same architecture and are easily upgradeable to 100G per wavelength

The company reports continued progress with its 100G CWDM4 QSFP28 module. The company has completed over 2,000 hours of successful reliability testing and is in system qualification with Tier 1 switch vendors. Skorpios is accepting purchase orders for its 100G product at differentiated pricing enabled by its unique technology platform.

Skorpios also provided an update to its new product roadmap which features 400G FR4, 800G FR4x2, 800G FR8, 400ZR and 800ZR products. The company plans to ship 400G FR4 modules in Q1 2020 and sample 800G FR8 modules in Q4 2020.

"Our 400G demo and shipment of our 100G product underscore the power, scalability and disruptive nature of Skorpios' HIPIC technology platform," said James Czilli, vice president of engineering.

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