MACOM Introduces Family of High Performance Transimpedence Amplifiers for 100G Optical Module Applications

  MACOM Introduces Family of High Performance Transimpedence Amplifiers for
  100G Optical Module Applications

 Ultra Low Power and Small Footprint Solutions are Ideal for High Density and
                    Small Form Factor 100G Optical Modules

OFC 2014

Business Wire

LOWELL, Mass. -- March 11, 2014

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high
performance analog RF, microwave, millimeter wave and optical products, today
announced the company's latest family of high-performance, ultra-low power
4x28G TIAs which support data rates from 10.3Gbps to 28Gbps. The devices
consume ultra-low power dissipation from a 3.3V supply and deliver the best in
class sensitivity in a small bare die layout, making them ideal for
high-density optical module applications. They are offered in four different
versions including the discrete channel M03002 and array channel of M03100,
M03101 and M03102 with input pitch sizes of 250um, 500um, and 750um
respectively, offering flexibility for various optical modules and optical
interconnect applications.

These additions to the MACOM TIA product line compliment the company's growing
100G product portfolio, which consists of the industry’s lowest power 4x28G
laser driver and Clock and Data Recovery devices (CDRs). The new TIAs improve
optical sensitivity and dynamic range while adding key features such as
individual photodiode average receive current indicator and on-chip decoupling
capacitors that reduce the overall cost of optical subassemblies.

"The TIA solution offered by MACOM is a critical component enabling low module
power dissipation in next generation 100G modules," comments Sheng Zhang,
Chief Scientist at Source Photonics. "By combining Source Photonics advanced
optics with MACOM high performance TIA solutions, we will be able to address
the demanding 100G module requirements."

The M03002, M03100, M03101 and M03102 devices can be used in conjunction with
the M37040 and M37046 4x28G receive CDRs to form a complete ultra-low power
100G module receiver chipset solutions. “We continue to expand our optical PMD
product offering as a trusted source for 100G CFP2, CFP4 and QSFP modules,"
said Angus Lai, Product Marketing Director, High Performance Analog at MACOM.
"Our newest family of TIAs offers superior sensitivity and ultra-low power
dissipation. Along with our highly integrated 4x28G CDRs, they enable the best
in class 100G module solutions."

MACOM will be highlighting the new TIAs alongside established physical media
device (PMD) solutions that are now part of its portfolio following the
company's acquisition of Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. earlier this year. 100G
module chipset solutions and live demonstrations are planned in MACOM's
demonstration room (#631) at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and
Exposition (OFC 2014), March 11 -13, 2014 at the Moscone Center in San

About MACOM:
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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Media Contacts:
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.
Husrav Billimoria, 978-656-2896
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Rebecca Andersen, 202-596-2652
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