New optical platform claims best-in-class 100 Gbps mux for ultra-long haul applications

August 21, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
Semtech Corporation is making available the SMI10022, the company’s multiplexer device supporting 100 Gbps ultra-long-haul network applications.

The SMI10022 is specifically designed to support soft-decision forward error correction (FEC), which enables an improvement in optical transmission reach for ultra-long-haul and submarine optical links.  

The SMI10022 is designed in BiCMOS silicon germanium and utilizing custom state-of-the-art ceramic BGA (SMT) packaging technology and provides high reliability, high performance and reduced cost.

The SMI10022 is a 4x 32G output multiplexer with on-chip clock multiplier unit (CMU) and integrated precoder. The input data interface is user selectable 20-lane or 10-lane and compatible with CEI-6G/11G-MR. The device offers features such as data-to-data skew adjust, full- and half-rate high speed CML clock outputs and an on chip PRWS error checker and pattern generator.

While the products offer designers the benefit of board space savings, their small size and RoHS & WEEE compliance also contributes to energy conservation and hazardous waste reduction.

Availability and Pricing

Engineering samples of the SMI10022 are available now to limited customers and the device is scheduled to enter volume production by end of August 2012. Semtech offers comprehensive design assistance, including field- and factory-based support.

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