NeoPhotonics Announces Volume Production of High Bandwidth Coherent Driver Modulator

NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a developer and manufacturer of silicon photonics, has announced general availability and volume production of its 64 GBaud High Bandwidth Coherent Driver Modulator (HB-CDM), the company said.

This CDM joins NeoPhotonics a 64 GBaud Intradyne Coherent Receiver (ICR) and ultra-narrow linewidth tunable laser to enable customers to implement single channel 600G data transmission over data center interconnect (DCI) distances of approximately 80 km using 64 QAM. These components also support 400G over metro distances of 400-600 km using 64 GBaud and 16 QAM or 200G over long-haul distances of greater than 1000 km using 64 GBaud and QPSK.

NeoPhotonics HB-CDM is implemented in a small form factor (25 x 12 x 5 mm) package which co-packages a linear, quad-channel, differential 64 GBaud driver with an Indium Phosphide based Mach-Zehnder (MZ) quadrature modulator chip.

It provides efficient coherent multi-level modulation formats, such as DP-QPSK, DP-16QAM and DP-64QAM, to support coherent transmission up to 64 GBaud. The HB-CDM is compliant to the OIF´s Implementation Agreement OIF-HB-CDM-01.0 “High Bandwidth Coherent Driver Modulator” (www.oiforum.com), and assures users a 3dB EO bandwidth of greater than 40GHz. The compact size fits in a CFP2-DCO pluggable module.

NeoPhotonics is a developer and manufacturer of lasers and optoelectronic solutions that transmit, receive and switch high-speed digital optical signals for Cloud and hyper-scale data center Internet content provider and telecom networks. The company´s products enable cost-effective, high-speed over distance data transmission and efficient allocation of bandwidth in optical networks. NeoPhotonics maintains headquarters in San Jose, California and ISO 9001:2015 certified engineering and manufacturing facilities in Silicon Valley (USA), Japan and China. For additional information visit www.neophotonics.com.