GigOptix has leveraged its extensive mixed signal experience in high volume parallel optics devices to combine advanced RF analog circuit techniques that reduce power consumption with integrated on-chip Analog-to-Digital Convertors (ADC) and Digital-to-Analog Convertors (DAC) to enable a fully digitally controlled TOSA and ROSA. This architecture significantly simplifies the design of an optical transceiver such as an SFP+ transceiver by eliminating all analog and RF circuits from the PCB. This elimination of RF analog interfaces improves performance and reduces both power consumption and EMI within the transceiver. The new architecture also drives down costs while also significantly reducing the engineering effort associated with developing a solution. The introduction of the SMART ROSA and TOSA further reinforces GigOptix' position as the industry leader of high speed chips and Multi-Chip-Modules (MCMs) by enabling customers a seamless and low cost deployment using the company's "plug and play" components.
The DWDM Bundled Solutions represent what GigOptix believes is an industry first for a company providing a complete solution set comprised of a Transimpedance Amplifier (TIA), Thin Film Polymer on Silicon (TFPS™) Mach-Zehnder Modulator (MZM) with a matched driver for an optical application. The Bundled Solution reduces customer engineering expenditure, accelerates time-to-market for new products and enables customers to leverage GigOptix' industry leading low power solutions with enhanced cost efficiencies. GigOptix Bundles will address 40G DPSK, 40G RZ-DQPSK as well as Coherent 40G and 100G DP-QPSK applications.