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Semtech and MultiPhy Announce Demonstration of 100G Single Lambda Chipset with EML Optics at OFC 2018

Single Wavelength 100G technology poised to start production deployment

San Diego, CA at The OFC Exhibition March 12, 2018Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, and MultiPhy Ltd, a global market leader in DSP-based high bandwidth communications, announce their latest  ground-breaking demonstration of 100G Single Lambda Technology utilizing the industry-leading PHY/PMD chipset for single lambda, 100G Ethernet and CPRI optical modules. The companies will demonstrate the new chipset, operating over 2 km optical links at OFC 2018. Single lambda 100G technology is expected to dramatically reduce the cost of Terabit networking, and represents a critical component for the build-out of next-generation hyper scale data centers as well as emerging 5G wireless networks.

The demonstration is comprised of multiple 2 km links using Semtech’s FiberEdge™ chipsets and MultiPhy’s FlexPhy devices driving EML optics. Semtech’s FiberEdge GN1860 EML driver with high output swing and linearity, Semtech’s GN3289 Linear ROSA with GN1089, a high-performance, low-noise linear transimpedance (TIA) amplifier, and FlexPhy are designed to provide a cohesive solution for implementing 100G single lambda interconnects.

“Semtech’s FiberEdge chipset has once again set the bar for 100G Single Lambda technology. Demonstrating fully operational 2km links with low-cost EML optics represents a major step forward for the 100G single lambda market,” said Gary Beauchamp, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group.

  MultiPhy’s FlexPhy platform is a low-power, high performance, DSP utilizing best-in-class signal processing technology to enable next generation Data Center and Wireless networks. The device’s mission mode adapts a 4x25Gbps NRZ CAUI4 host bus to a single 100G PAM4 IO pair on the line side. The device is packaged in a low profile BGA that features high-speed IO placement specifically optimized for use in QSFP28 modules.

“100G single lambda will dominate next generation data center networks. Delivering a complete solution that includes DSP/PMD provides faster integration and time to market to our customers, and accelerates the adoption of this new technology,” said Avi Shabtai, Chief Executive Officer of MultiPhy. “PAM4-based DSPs enable a paradigm shift in the optical data center connectivity market that leverages single wavelength processing capabilities to simplify optics and optimize cost and power.”

For more information about the PHY/PMD chipset for single lambda 100G Ethernet optical modules, visit https://www.semtech.com/company/contact/support.  

About MultiPhy

MultiPhy is the world leader in cutting edge digital-signal-processing based integrated circuits for high-speed communications. The company’s 100G CMOS chipsets with advanced modulation schemes are leading in the technology paradigm shift made necessary by the dramatic increase in network traffic. MultiPhy’s solutions make optical networks in data centers faster, more scalable, flexible and cost-effective. For more information, visit www.multi-phy.com/contact/.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The Company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.

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