Release Signals Launch of New High-Speed Input/Output Product Line
Munich, Germany, November 10, 2003 — Xignal Technologies AG, a leading IP solutions provider for the communications semiconductor industry, today announced the release of its XT16700 10 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) Driver. The product, which provides the lowest power consumption in the industry, makes possible a first-ever single-package VCSEL/VCSEL-driver hybrid design in the industry.
Xignal’s XT16700 VCSEL-driver design is ideal for a number of applications, including 10 Gb/s Very Short Reach (VSR) optical modules, intra-system links, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Fibre Channel and optical backplanes. By integrating the purely CMOS-based driver into the VCSEL housing, the device removes design constraints and improves signal integrity, thus allowing for longer link distances and reduced manufacturing and equipment design costs.
“Xignal is proud to announce a driver which allows the creation of a new class of active optical devices," said Holger Hoeltke, Vice President of Marketing at Xignal. “We are committed to continuing to release highly sophisticated, yet easy to integrate designs representing the best of breed in the industry.”
The Xignal XT16700 product is a serial 10 Gb/s driver designed to match VCSEL diodes with different input impedances. It exhibits a power consumption of only 50 mW if connected to a VCSEL diode. Due to the highly programmable nature of the product, the XT16700 ensures an optimized optical output signal at a number of common anode and cathode type VCSELs. The VCSEL driver is available as a single channel as well as a four-channel version upon the customer's request.
About Xignal Technologies AG
Xignal Technologies is a leading IP solutions provider that creates innovative, cutting-edge analog solutions for advancing the design and manufacturing of communication systems ICs. With a focus on high-growth market segments, Xignal’s technology shortens design cycles, reduces costs and reduces time-to-market. The Xignal Technologies headquarters are located at Leipziger Strasse 16, D-82008 Unterhaching, Munich, Germany. Additional information is available at http://www.xignal.com.
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