Centellax Demonstrates 16:1 MUX at OFC 2003; Now, Great Serdes Performance in a Reliable Process is Available for 40 Gb/s Systems.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
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SANTA ROSA Santa Rosa, city, Argentina
Santa Rosa, city (1991 pop. 80,629), capital of La Pampa prov., central Argentina. It is a modern city and road junction surrounded by a rich agricultural and cattle-raising area. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 20, 2003
Centellax, a company that designs and develops high speed components for the optical communications Optical communications
The transmission of speech, data, video, and other information by means of the visible and the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. industry, will demonstrate, for the first time, its state of the art 16:1 MUX (MUltipleXor) See multiplexor.
mux - multiplexing with clock multiplying unit (CMU CMU - Carnegie Mellon University ) at their booth (#6733) at the Optical Fiber Conference 2003 March 25th through March 27th in Atlanta, Georgia. This 16:1 MUX is a fully integrated SiGe packaged IC and is a critical component for transponder A receiver/transmitter on a communications satellite. It receives a microwave signal from earth (uplink), amplifies it and retransmits it back to earth at a different frequency (downlink). A satellite has several transponders. applications in 40 Gb/s OC-768 and STM-256 systems.
"This is the first public demonstration of our 16:1 technology which we have been working on for the last couple years and I believe that it will show that Centellax is a very competitive force in the 40 Gb/s Serdes market," said John Hirsekorn, Director of Sales & Marketing at Centellax, Inc. "We have not seen less than 1 ps rms jitter A flicker or fluctuation in a transmission signal or display image. The term is used in several ways, but it always refers to some offset of time and space from the norm. For example, in a network transmission, jitter would be a bit arriving either ahead or behind a standard clock cycle in a fully integrated 16:1 SiGe part on the market to date and now our customers will be able to get the killer combination of excellent performance in a reliable and manufacturable process technology."
These new Serdes components are capable of handling data rates from 39 to 44 Gb/s, have low rms jitter (less than 1 ps on the MUX output), fast rise and fall times, a 400 mV output swing, SFI-5 compliance and very low power dissipation. The booth demonstration of this state of the art performance is being aided by the new, portable IXIA (booth #4032) 40 Gb/s BERT (Bit Error Rate Test) An analysis of network transmission efficiency that computes the percentage of bits received in error from the total number sent. with SFI-5 parallel interface modules.
The Centellax design philosophy continues to couple high performance and ease of integration for the application with a technology that offers proven reliability at an attractive price. More information is available from Centellax on the Web at www.centellax.com, or at 707/568-5900, ext. 25.
Centellax, Inc. designs and develops high-speed components for the OC-768 / STM-256 market, providing solutions for short-haul, metro, long-haul, and ultra long-haul optical communication networks. Using state-of-the-art processes, proven technologies and innovative design, the company offers integrated circuit products operating at 40 Gb/s and beyond. Privately held, Centellax was incorporated in early April 2001 by a team of veteran telecommunications industry engineers. The company is headquartered in Santa Rosa, Calif., with additional design facilities in Carlsbad, Calif.