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MACOM Announces Industry's First Single-Chip Solution for 100G Bidirectional Optical Connectivity

  • New MALD-37845 integrates CDRs, TIAs and VCSEL drivers in a single,
    low cost chip
  • Full TX/RX solution is targeted for short reach 100G optical
    modules, AOCs and on-board optics
  • MALD-37845 will be showcased at CIOE in Booth #1A32, and ECOC in
    Booth #579
  • MALD-37845 is sampling to customers today

Technology Solutions Inc.
("MACOM"), a leading supplier of
high-performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic solutions,
today announced the industry's first integrated, single-chip transmit
and receive solution for short reach 100G optical transceivers, active
optical cables (AOCs) and onboard optical engines. The seamless
integration of four-channel Transmit and Receive Clock Data Recovery
(CDRs), four Transimpedance Amplifiers (TIAs) and four Vertical-Cavity
Surface-Emitting Laser (VSCEL) drivers within the new MALD-37845
will afford customers unrivaled ease of use and reduced costs.

Supporting a full range of data rates from 24.3 to 28.1 Gbps, the new
MALD-37845 is designed for use in CPRI, 100G Ethernet, 32G Fibre Channel
and 100G EDR InfiniBand applications, and will provide customers with a
low power, single-chip solution ideally suited for small form-factor
optical subassemblies. The MALD-37845 supports interoperability with a
variety of VCSEL lasers and photodetectors, and is firmware-compatible
with earlier-generation MACOM solutions.

"Optical module and AOC providers are under tremendous pressure to
enable their customers with 100G connectivity at volume scale," said
Marek Tlalka, Senior Director of Marketing, High-Performance Analog,
MACOM. "We believe that the MALD-37845 overcomes the integration and
cost challenges inherent to legacy multi-chip offerings, providing an
elegant, high-performance solution for short reach 100G applications."

MACOM's MALD-37845 100G single-chip solutions are sampling to customers
today, with production availability planned for the first half of 2019.

MACOM will be showcasing the new MALD-37845 at the China International
Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE), Booth #1A32, in Shenzhen, China,
September 5th – 8th, and at the European
Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), Booth #579, in Rome, Italy,
September 24th – 26th. For more information about
MACOM's optical and photonic technology solutions, visit


MACOM enables a better-connected and safer world by delivering
breakthrough semiconductor technologies for optical, wireless and
satellite networks that satisfy society's insatiable demand for

Today, MACOM powers the infrastructure that millions of lives and
livelihoods depend on every minute to communicate, transact business,
travel, stay informed and be entertained. Our technology increases the
speed and coverage of the mobile Internet and enables fiber optic
networks to carry previously unimaginable volumes of traffic to
businesses, homes and datacenters.

Keeping us all safe, MACOM technology enables next-generation radars for
air traffic control and weather forecasting, as well as mission success
on the modern networked battlefield.

MACOM is the partner of choice to the world's leading communications
infrastructure, aerospace and defense companies, helping solve their
most complex challenges in areas including network capacity, signal
coverage, energy efficiency and field reliability, through its
best-in-class team and broad portfolio of analog RF, microwave,
millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products.

MACOM is a pillar of the semiconductor industry, thriving for more than
60 years of daring to change the world for the better, through bold
technological strokes that deliver true competitive advantage to
customers and superior value to investors.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the
ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental
management standard. MACOM has design centers and sales offices
throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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