MaxLinear introduces first 400G data center transceiver chipset

MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL), a provider of communication SoCs for optical communications that integrate radio frequency (RF), broadband analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, digital signal processing and modems, has introduced the industry´s first 400Gbps transceiver chipset, the company said.

The Telluride chipset addresses the intensifying demands for efficient processing of burgeoning Internet traffic by enabling hyperscale data centers to transition from 100Gbps to 400Gbps optical interconnects.

The MxL9354X is a family of low-power high-performance PAM4 DSP SoCs that enable 400Gbps optical modules using a 4x100Gbps optics interface. These SoCs are suitable for use within QSFP-DD, OSFP and COBO module form factors. Two options are currently available; the MxL93542 that integrates an EA-EML driver with 1.8V PP SE swing, and the MxL93543 that offers differential 800mV peak-to-peak swing for non EA-EML-based optics.

MaxLinear, a provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, visit