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II‐VI tapes-out Steelerton digital signal processor

by on08 June 2022

100 Gbps coherent transmission

II‐VI announced tape-out of its Steelerton digital signal processor (DSP) for 100 Gbps coherent transmission in optical access and aggregation networks. 

The company says its Steelerton DSP, features miniaturised ultralow power dissipation, typically of 2 W, was designed specifically to enable 100 Gbps digital coherent optics (DCO) in a pluggable QSFP28 format.

For those not in the know,  QSFP28 is one of the most widely deployed 100 Gbps transceiver form factors in networking.

II-VI  Vice President Matthias Berger said the Steelerton DSP will bring 100 Gbps QSFP28-DCO transceivers into the mainstream in access networks.

“It’s a breakthrough solution that enables wide-scale deployment of full C-band tunable coherent transceivers into QSFP28 ports, of which there are tens of millions in service. The Steelerton DSP is less than one-fifth the size and consumes less than half the power of any other 100 Gbps coherent DSP commercially available,” he said.


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