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Trumpf To Demo Live 200G And 400G Solutions At ECOC 2021


Live demo over 70m fibre cable will show interoperability of Trumpf 56Gbps per channel VCSEL and photodiode paired with corresponding VCSEL driver and TIA for 56Gbps per channel applications from Macom

Trumpf Photonic Components, a maker of VCSELs and photodiodes, is presenting a live showcase on its VCSEL and photodiode solutions together with Macom Technology'sVCSEL driver and transimpedance amplifier (TIA) at ECOC 2021 (13th to 16th September, Bordeaux, France).

With this live demonstration over a 70 m fibre cable, the component suppliers provide a live experience on the interoperability of the Trumpf 56Gbps per channel VCSEL and photodiode paired with corresponding VCSEL driver and TIA for 56Gbps per channel applications from Macom.

The demonstrated signal integrity is shown to be better than the bit error rate (BER) of 1E-11. Next to an error-free optical data communication, the demonstration showcases proven, highly optimised optics and PMD solutions for applications in datacom, including 400Gbps QSFP-DD SR8 and QSFP-DD AOC for data centres.

In addition to compliance with the required industry standards, enhanced reliability of Trumpf 56Gbps per channel VCSEL is provided, as they are featured with a fully passivated die and extra mechanical protection for the mesa. Better shielding of the matching photodiode is reached by a very low dark current and additional ground pad, which also provides ground-signal or signal-ground option for mounting.

“We are happy to be working with Macom for a joint showcase demonstration, as together we provide a proven reputable solution for optics and PMDs to our customers,” says Ralph Gudde, VP of marketing and sales at Trumpf. “With 56Gbps per channel solutions in place, we are now focused on delivering 112Gbps per channel VCSELs and photodiodes towards early 2022” he added.

“Showcasing interoperability of VCSELs and photodiodes with Macom's laser drivers and TIAs, can deliver customers an excellent bit-error performance at 56Gbps per channel for 200Gbps and 400Gbps optical module applications,” said Marek Tlalka, senior director, high-performance analogue, at Macom. “After successfully proving the high performance and interoperability of these components, we are looking forward to continuing our work towards the next generation 112Gbps per channel solutions.”

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