Semtech Corp. has announced several new developments in its semiconductors business.
The Camarillo-based chipmaker, Internet-of-Things product manufacturer and Cloud connectivity service provider said that the FiberEdge GN 1825 transimpedance amplifier (TIA) was now available to customers.
The new product, part of Semtech’s optical networking portfolio, provides high-performance signal integrity for optical module solutions used by companies in the data center/enterprise networking, wireless infrastructure and passive optical network markets, according to Semtech.
“With its 8 channels, combined with flip-chip technology, the new FiberEdge GN1825 product ensures that the TIA’s layout occupies the minimal footprint while still delivering the outstanding performance required in data centers, characteristic of the Semtech’s FiberEdge TIAs portfolio,” said Nicola Bramante, senior product line manager for Semtech’s signal integrity products group. (TIA is the abbreviation for transimpedance amplifier, which is a current-to-voltage converter.)
The Ventura County-based tech company demonstrated its Physical Medium Dependent chipset at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition in San Diego last week.
The PON-X GN7161 and the PON-X GN7060 are the first chipsets from Semtech to comply with the timing and performance requirements of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) standard for 50G HS-PON (Higher Speed passive optical network) Optical Line Terminal (OLT) applications, according to the company.
The ITU is an agency of the United Nations that oversees the coordination of governments and the private sector on global telecommunications networks and services.
A passive optical network is a fiber-optic telecommunications technology that delivers broadband network access to end customers.
Jacqui Adams, senior product line manager for the signal integrity products group, said that the 50G PON enables multi-gigabit broadband services for homes and businesses and will drive new-use cases for the PON market.
“Our chipset contributes to that growth by enabling OLT transceiver module vendors to bring high-performance products to market which meet the performance and timing requirements of next generation multi-gigabit PON network standards,” Adams said.