Shenzhen, China, March 14, 2016 − Gigalight has announces the launch of mass production of 40G QSFP+ SR4 GEN2 optical transceiver. The main difference of the GEN2 in the market lies in the multichannel real-time DDM function, which is easy to realize for transceivers with data rate lower than 10Gbps, but very complicated for those with data rate more than 10Gbps, as the latter is mostly based on COB not on packaging technique.
As for parallel high-speed optical transceiver with higher rate, it requires excellent design and precise layout to realize optic circuit detection on 4-channels or 12-channels array light chip in an extremely limited space, which has been accomplished by Gigalight patented optical engine technology. Having started to develop optical engine technology since 2011, now by virtue of its own endeavor and cooperation with quality suppliers, Gigalight has gained rich experience and unique technology about array LENS development and integrated optical devices coupling capsulation. It is a critical mission for Gigalight R&D long-term works that realizes multichannel optical power DDM real-time monitoring of high-speed parallel optical module. The lack of real-time monitoring for optical power does not influence regular operation of optical modules. However, Gigalight has been striving to create products with higher than industry standard and has been firmly pursuing optical module with complete functions. Finally, Gigalight reached this goal.
"Real-time monitoring for multichannel parallel optical power means more to optical network than single-channel transceiver, because any channel of multichannel module with problem will lead to overall failure. Once it can realize simultaneous monitoring for multichannel, which means that 40G or 100G module is no longer an uncontrolled black box. With loopback having optical power monitoring, engineers can design power automatic feedback compensation circuit, which enables the modules to adjust to wider temperature range and poor external environment. Simultaneous monitoring for multichannel also assures vector compliance of every path. Gigalight 40G QSFP SR4 GEN2 has excellent optic electronic performance, and its eye mask margin of each path is 30%, as well as its sensitivity is better than -13dbm." the related employee of Gigalight marketing department said.
"It shows that Gigalight recently-launched GEN2 optical module will not largely increase clients' purchasing cost. The bulk price of GEN1 and GEN2 almost reaches equilibrium, even GEN2 module is a truly perfect product accorded with related standards. Gigalight launched this new product at CIOE in September 2015, and now plans to completely switch the generation products in the first half of 2016."
By the way, Gigalight will attend OFC exhibition in USA this month, looking forward to your visits for communication about new products.
As a global design innovator in the field of optical interconnection hardware, GIGALIGHT integrates the design, manufacturing and sales of active and passive optical components and subsystems, and provides customers with comprehensive and innovatively designed high-speed optical interconnection hardware solutions. The product lines cover optical transceivers, passive optical components, coherent optical modules and subsystems. The key range of services include data centers, 5G bearer networks, metro WDM transmission, ultra-high-definition broadcast video and other application fields.