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GigOptix's 100G Mach-Zehnder Modulator Drives Photon-X's RF Photonics Applications.

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, Calif. -- GigOptix Inc. (OTCBB OTCBB

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:GGOX) today announced the use of its 100G LX8900 Mach-Zehnder Modulator Modulator

Any device or circuit by means of which a desired signal is impressed upon a higher-frequency periodic wave known as a carrier. The process is called modulation. The modulator may vary the amplitude, frequency, or phase of the carrier.

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) by Photon-X, LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.

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, a manufacturer of advanced fiber optic and RF photonic devices and subsystems.

The LX8900 with an optical bandwidth of 65GHz enables customers to modulate a signal's phase and amplitude at ultra high frequencies in the optical domain. Existing modulation mechanisms operating at these frequencies suffer from a number of drawbacks including narrow bandwidth and high power dissipation. Moreover, other optical modulator An optical modulator is a device in which a signal-controlled element is used to modulate a beam of light.

  • Electro-optic modulator, exploiting the electro-optic effect
  • Acousto-optic modulator
 technologies such as Lithium Niobate Lithium niobate (LiNbO3) is a compound of niobium, lithium, and oxygen. It is a colorless solid that is insoluble in water. Its melting point is 1257 °C and its density is 4.65 g/cm³. Its CAS number is [12031-63-9].  and Indium Phosphide phosphide

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 are not able to perform at these high speeds. The LX8900, due to the intrinsic properties of the GigOptix's EO polymer material, is not only able to operate at ultra high frequencies but also provide a broadband response in a small, low power, radiation hard form factor. The LX8900 and its future derivatives are expected to have applicability in defense and aerospace and be used in phase array radar, antenna remoting, RF beam steering Beam steering: Changing the direction of the main lobe of a radiation pattern. In radio systems, beam steering may be accomplished by switching antenna elements or by changing the relative phases of the rf signals driving the elements.  and ultra high frequency signal mixing applications.

"This collaboration with Photon-X is a great opportunity to leverage our technology beyond the high speed 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.
 arena into new markets such as wide band RF Photonics in defense and aerospace systems," said Andrea Betti-Berutto, Chief Technical Officer of GigOptix. "The LX8900 is a unique product in terms of its high speed and broadband operation and it is a great addition to our expanding RF solution portfolio of broadband amplifier devices."

"GigOptix electro-optic polymer technology provides a very exciting opportunity for us to develop new innovative high speed and wide band products in the RF photonics space," said Renfeng Gao, Director of Photon-X, LLC. "The LX8900's bandwidth and performance characteristics are very impressive and we believe will open up a whole new realm of RF photonic applications."

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About GigOptix Inc.

GigOptix is a leading fabless manufacturer of electronic engines for the optically connected digital world. The Company offers a broad portfolio of high speed electronic devices including polymer electro-optic modulators, modulator drivers, laser drivers and TIAs for telecom, datacom, Infiniband and consumer optical systems, covering serial and parallel communication technologies from 1G to 100G. For more information, please visit

About Photon-X, LLC.

Photon-X is a privately held company privately held company

A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly.
 that manufactures advanced fiber optic and RF photonic devices and subsystems. The Company portfolio includes photonic modules, integrated optical circuits, optical fab services and RF photonic subsystems for both optical communications and defense applications. For more information, please visit

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