MACOM Collaborates with Avago to Demonstrate Optoelectronic Switching for 10 Gigabit Ethernet Applications

  MACOM Collaborates with Avago to Demonstrate Optoelectronic Switching for 10
  Gigabit Ethernet Applications

MACOM Crosspoint Switches and Avago VCSEL MicroPOD Modules Enable High Density
                             Switching Platforms

OFC 2014

Business Wire

LOWELL, Mass. -- March 10, 2014

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc (“MACOM”)  and Avago Technologies today
announced a collaborative demonstration of a high density 10Gbps Ethernet
optoelectronic switching solution targeting enterprise and data center
applications. The demonstration will showcase a 12-channel 10Gbps traffic
running over a 100m optical fiber cable switched through a 48-port low latency
cross-point device. This demonstration and others will be on display at the
Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC 2014), March 11
-13, 2014 in San Francisco.

Visit MACOM at Booth 2203 for more information at the OFC 2014 show in San
Francisco (Photo: Busines ...

Visit MACOM at Booth 2203 for more information at the OFC 2014 show in San
Francisco (Photo: Business Wire)

With rapid growth of data centers and a need for low latency data center
configurability at the circuit level, a combination of MACOM’s cross-point
switches and signal conditioners combined with Avago’s optical transceivers,
delivers a high density and low latency optoelectronic switching solution with
signal regeneration and monitoring capabilities. MACOM has developed a
portfolio of high port count cross-point switches and signal conditioners to
address this need. The demonstration is achieved using MACOM’s M31517
multi-port signal conditioner and M21048 48x48 11.88Gb/s cross-point switch
and Avago’s Micro POD^TM 120G transmitter and receiver modules as well as 100m
optical fiber cable.

"MACOM is pleased to demonstrate this high bandwidth switching solution for
10G Ethernet. Increasing physical size of data centers combined with
increasing support for cloud computing applications drives the need for long
reach optical connectivity and low-latency circuit switching,” said Marek
Tlalka, Director of marketing, at MACOM. “The combination of Avago’s optical
transceivers with MACOM’s cross-point switches enables this capability as a
complement to traditional packet switching solutions.”

"Avago is pleased to take part in this demonstration leveraging our proven
high-bandwidth, low-power MicroPOD optical modules. As the size of data
centers increases, we expect these embedded parallel optic modules as well as
Avago’s pluggable modules to continue to play an important role in data
centers,” said Sharon Hall, segment marketing manager for Fiber Optics Product
Division at Avago Technologies. “The MicroPOD is an ideal low power, small
form factor device which can be leveraged across many switching platforms
enabling high-density 10Gbps Ethernet links.”

MACOM’s M21048 and M31517 devices are available now. Avago’s MicroPOD^TM and
MiniPOD^TM optical modules are in volume production now. The devices and more
will be on display in MACOM's demonstration room (#631) during OFC 2014.
Please email your MACOM sales representative to arrange a meeting.


M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. ( is a leading
supplier of high performance analog RF, microwave, and millimeter wave
products that enable next-generation Internet and modern battlefield
applications. Recognized for its broad catalog portfolio of technologies and
products, MACOM serves diverse markets, including high speed optical,
satellite, radar, wired & wireless networks, CATV, automotive, industrial,
medical, and mobile devices. A pillar of the semiconductor industry, we thrive
on more than 60 years of solving our customers' most complex problems, serving
as a true partner for applications ranging from RF to Light.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, M/A-COM Tech is certified to the
ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management
standard. M/A-COM Tech has design centers and sales offices throughout North
America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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