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VI Systems debuts 56G NRZ VCSEL driver and TIA chips

Graph of simulated versus actual measured bandwidth of VCSEL driver IC

VI Systems has launched its first-generation 56Gb/s laser driver and amplifier chips designed for non-return-to-zero (NRZ) modulation in latency-critical optical communication links. The chips are designed to comply with the recently completed common electrical interface CEI-56G specification from the Optical Internet Working Forum (OIF), which specifies 56Gb/s NRZ signalling for very-short and ultra-short reach optical interconnects.

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VI Systems offers 50G photo-detector module for R&D test

Optical components developer VI Systems has launched an ultra-high speed fibre-coupled photodetector module designed for test set-ups when developing advanced short-reach optical interconnects.

The D50-1300M module will support data rates of up to 50Gb in non-return-to-zero (NRZ) modulation or pulsed amplitude modulation (PAM) formats. The photodetector operates over an input wavelength range from 840nm to 1550nm, making it compatible with a variety of different protocols and technologies.

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VI Systems introduces 56G NRZ modulator driver chip

VI Systems, a German developer of high-speed optical components for datacom, has introduced the A50-300C90, an optical modulator driver IC that supports data rates of up to 56Gb/s with non-return-to zero (NRZ) modulation.

The target applications are silicon photonics and integrated optoelectronic devices for short- and medium-reach data transmission in data centres and high-performance computing. Serial data rates based on 56Gb/s are being developed to support emerging architectures using Common Electrical Standard (CEI-56G) interfaces, 64G Fibre Channel and proprietary products.

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VI Systems unveils VCSEL driver chip for 54G NRZ

VI Systems, a specialist in ultra-high speed optical components for datacom networks, has introduced the A50-150C driver integrated circuit suitable for driving vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) at speeds of up to 54Gb/s in the non-return-to-zero (NRZ) modulation format.

The target applications are short-reach optical interconnects for data centre and high-performance computing applications. The chip could enable a future generation of optical interfaces based on directly modulated high-speed VCSELs using 50Gb/s signalling on each lane.

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VHXT6212A-840

VI Systems has introduced the 2nd generation of its 12-channel parallel optical testboards for p[erformance of up to 300 Gbit per second. The VHXT6212A-840 transmitter test board offers high speed electrical input connectors for differential signal input for each channel and standard SMA connectors for the supply voltage.

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Oleg Khaykin, CEO of Viavi Solutions, speaks candidly to Fibre Systems about how to compete in the challenging world of communications test and measurement

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Hao Dong describes how innovative optical fibres and cabling could provide substantial benefits for connecting data centres across a wide range of distances

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Richard Ednay considers whether fibre characterisation needs to be modified to suit modern optical communication systems that are likely to include coherent transmission

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ECOC is the place to be to discover the latest technological and commercial innovations in optical components and networks. Here we highlight some of the exhibitors and events taking place in the exhibition hall.