Lucent Technologies Introduces High-Speed Integrated Circuits for 10 Gigabit-Per-Second Optical Networking Systems.Business Editors
MUNICH, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 4, 2000
Lucent Technologies (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : LU) Microelectronics Group, the world leader in communications semiconductors, today announced the industry's first complete set of high-speed integrated circuits (ICs) for 10 gigabit-per-second (Gbit/s) synchronous optical networking It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled , and . (SONET) and synchronous digital hierarchy (communications, standard) Synchronous Digital Hierarchy - (SDH) An international digital telecommunications network hierarchy which standardises transmission around the bit rate of 51.84 megabits per second, which is also called STS-1. (SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) The European counterpart to SONET. See SONET.
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The new ICs -- a clock synthesizer/data multiplexer, clock recovery/data demultiplexer, laser driver, modulator driver, limiting amplifier and transimpedance amplifier - incorporate design innovations from researchers at Lucent's Bell Labs. Using silicon germanium (SiGe) and gallium arsenide (GaAs) technologies, the new ICs offer a comprehensive OC-192 (STM-64) solution for such optical networking applications as digital cross connects, add-drop multiplexers (ADMs), switches, routers, repeaters and access equipment. OC-192 is one of the fastest-growing market segments for optical networking systems being deployed today.
The company is exhibiting the new SiGe and GaAs ICs along with its line of optoelectronic components here at the 26th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC ECOC European Conference on Optical Communications
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"Our latest end-to-end portfolio of high-speed devices strengthens Lucent's position as the only major stand-alone semiconductor business with leadership in both optoelectronic components and integrated circuits," said Keith Woomer, marketing director with Lucent's Microlectronics Group. "Our customers now have access to a complete set of OC-192 chips to meet the demands of today's high-performance, high-bandwidth optical communications systems."
The clock synthesizer and data multiplexer (TTRN0110G) and the clock recovery and data demultiplexer (TRCV0110G) are implemented in Lucent's SiGe technology for high-speed, low-noise and low-power performance. The SiGe technology is a process module in the company's COM1 quarter-micron complementary metal oxide semiconductor See CMOS.
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The TTRN0110G multiplexes 16 parallel 622.08 megabit-per-second (Mbit/s) data lines and generates a 10 Gbit/s clock and data output. A unique feature of the multiplexer is clockless data transfer -- no clock is required to feed in the 16 data lines, providing higher performance than traditional FIFO (First In First Out) A storage method that retrieves the item stored for the longest time. Contrast with LIFO. See traffic engineering methods.
FIFO - first-in first-out and delay line solutions. Alternatively, contra-clocking may be used, whereby the device provides one of four phases of a 622.08 megahertz (MHz) clock output back upstream to the data chip. The TRCV0110G integrates the clock and data recovery with a 1-to-16 data demultiplexer.
Both devices use low-voltage differential swing (LVDS (Low Voltage Differential Signaling) A transmission method for sending digital information. LVDS sends data over data high and data low lines rather than data and ground. ) data interfaces and operate at the SONET/SDH OC-192 rate of 9.9532 Gbit/s, the forward error correction A communications technique that can correct bad data on the receiving end. Before transmission, the data are processed through an algorithm that adds extra bits for error correction. If the transmitted message is received in error, the correction bits are used to repair it. rate (FEC) of 10.6642 Gbit/s., and the serial 10 Gbit/s-Ethernet rate of 10.3125 Gbit/s. The combined power dissipation is currently 3.0 to 3.7 watts, depending on feature use, with a migration to 1.8 to 2.2 watts by next year. Both the TTRN and TRCV are supplied in a small ball grid array “BGA” redirects here. For other uses, see BGA (disambiguation).
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The drivers and amplifiers are implemented in a three-level metal quarter-micron Pseudomorphic High Electron Mobility transistor (PHEMT See FET. ) GaAs technology which was developed specifically with the appropriate breakdown voltage and noise characteristics to realize superior performance in these types of optical interface devices.
Samples of the new ICs are available now, with volume production expected by the first quarter of 2001. Unit pricing for the new ICs ranges from US$190 to US$300 in quantities of 10,000.
For more product information, customers may call the Microelectronics Group Customer Response Center, 1-800-372-2447, Dept. N47 (in Canada, 1-800-553-2448), Dept. N47; fax number 1-610-712-4106 (especially for callers outside of North America) or write to Lucent Technologies, Room 30L-15P-BA, 555 Union Boulevard, Allentown, Pa. 18109. The direct dial number for international inquires is 1-610-712-4323. Email: email@example.com.
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