Macom announces availability of 400Gbps chipset for short reach optical connectivity applications

MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. has announced the sampling availability of its four channel, 56 Gb/s PAM-4 VCSEL driver (MALD-38435) and companion four channel transimpedance amplifier (TIA) (MATA-38434) devices for short reach VCSEL-based optical module and active optical cables (AOC) applications, the company said.

These new devices complement previously announced transmit and receive clock data recovery (CDR) devices for a complete transmit and receive solution. MACOM´s chipset solution operates at up to 56 Gb/s PAM-4 (28GBbaud PAM-4)data rate per channel, enabling short reach (up to 100m) optical modules for 200G QSFP and 400G QSFP-DD and OSFP applications.

MACOM enables a better-connected and safer world by delivering breakthrough semiconductor technologies for optical, wireless and satellite networks that satisfy society´s insatiable demand for information.