Renesas Electronics ships new laser diodes, base stations

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, has announced the RV2X6376A Series of directly modulated laser (DML) diodes, the company said.

The DML diodes deliver 25 Gbps x four wavelengths as the light source in 100 Gbps optical transceivers that enable high-speed communications inside 4.9G and 5G LTE base stations, and between data center routers and servers. The RV2X6376A Series are the industry´s first DML diodes that support full 25 Gbps speed (per individual laser) and industrial temperature (-40°C to 95°C) without cooling.

The RV2X6376A Series are designed into compact 100 Gbps QSFP28 optical transceiver modules that use conventional NRZ modulation. They are compatible with the Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM4) standard that specifies four lanes of 25 Gbps optically multiplexed onto and demultiplexed from duplex single mode fiber.

The RV2X6376A Series extend the laser diodes family, joining the proven, commercial temperature grade (-5°C to 75°C) NX6375AA Series used in data centers. In addition to providing the ruggedness and reliability base stations require, the RV2X6376A Series also offers data center customers an upgrade to the wider industrial temperature range when additional margin is needed.

Renesas Electronics delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live–securely and safely. A global provider of microcontrollers, analog, power and SoC products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics, Office Automation and Information Communication Technology applications to help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com.