II-VI Offers ICs for Transceivers to be Used in Datacenters and 5G Optical Infrastructure

II‐VI Incorporated, a leader in optical communications components and subsystems, has announced the availability of its portfolio of integrated circuits (ICs) for high-speed transceivers deployed in datacenters and the 5G optical access infrastructure.

Each generation of higher-speed transceivers drives greater levels of design integration and precision matching of device characteristics between optoelectronic devices and their corresponding IC chipsets. II-VI’s ICs for transceivers were designed by their in-house integrated circuit team to achieve the maximum performance from the II-VI line of optoelectronic devices, now also available on the market.

II-VI’s pioneering in-house IC design team has a track record of designing ICs for laser-based transceivers that span well over two decades, with hundreds of millions of these ICs shipped into the field, and qualified in ultrahigh-performance transceivers by all leading network systems and hyper-scale datacenter customers. The company is offering this portfolio of state-of-the-art ICs to the merchant market and will continue to accelerate their pace of innovation in SiGe- and CMOS-based integrated circuits.

II-VI’s portfolio of ICs includes laser drivers and trans-impedance amplifiers as well as NRZ and PAM4 retimers. II-VI’s broad set of components for transceivers also includes tunable lasers, electro-absorption modulated lasers (EMLs), directly modulated lasers (DMLs), Fabry-Perot lasers, vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), high-speed detectors, micro-optic filters, and isolators.

II-VI at OFC 2020, March 10-12, Booth #3214

II-VI will showcase new products at OFC 2020 that make possible the 5G optical infrastructure, hyper-scale datacenters, and LiDAR. These innovations enable communications networks to instantly ferry information across large distances and allow hyper-scale datacenters to rapidly compile and analyze massive amounts of data. These capabilities will help bring to market new high-bandwidth and low-latency applications such as autonomous driving, telemedicine, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence, transforming a broad range of industries as well as our daily lives.