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Micram Announces Broad Range of Silicon for 100G Development.

First Mux/Demux Chips for OOK Modulation Among a Dozen New 100G Components Announced at OFC 2009

SAN DIEGO -- Building on its leadership in ultrafast 100G silicon, Micram has announced an impressive slate of new components at this week's Optical Fiber Conference in San Diego, including the first silicon supporting the On-Off Keying (OOK) modulation scheme.

"Our goal in 100G is to give optical communications visionaries the tools they need to bring their ideas to life as quickly as possible," said Matthias Tom Frei, CEO of Micram. "Our latest range of components greatly expands what aggressive developers can achieve over the next 12 to 18 months. In particular, we are announcing the first silicon supporting OOK, an important electrical modulation scheme that Micram is taking from the theoretical to the practical with our new 112G Mux/Demux chips."

12 New 100G Development Chips

In its new range of silicon, Micram provides several varied multiplexer, demultiplexer and MSDFF components supporting the 30 Gb/s and 60 Gb/s speed ranges. The MX4130F 4:1 Mux breaks new ground by providing a FPGA control layer, enabling very high speed data streams to be generated by off-the-shelf FPGAs from Xilinx and Altera.

Also new from Micram are a series of single and quad transimpedance amplifiers (TIA) supporting both 3.3V and 5.2V applications, as well as a clock distribution module and frequency divider chip.
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VEGA Ultrafast DAC Live Demonstration

Also at OFC this week, Micram is teaming with test and measurement leader LeCroy Corporation to demonstrate both the Micram VEGA DAC 25's superior performance in real-time signal generation and the unique capabilities of the LeCroy WaveMaster sampling oscilloscopes in measuring that remarkable performance.

In the live demonstration, signals generated by the VEGA DAC 25 are captured, displayed and measured by a LeCroy WaveMaster 8 Zi, the world's fastest, highest bandwidth real-time digital oscilloscope and one of very few test devices that can keep up with the extraordinary performance of Micram VEGA.

Micram VEGA DAC 25 and ADC 30 signal converters are the fastest on earth, delivering up to a 60 GS/s conversion rate at 20 GHz bandwidth. This scorching performance delivers full 100GbE bandwidth today, enabling developers to make significant progress now, not years into the future.

While at OFC, visit Micram at Booth 411, in the German Companies Pavilion.

About Micram

Founded in 1991, Micram is the longest-established high-speed silicon design group in Europe and the creator of 12 world record-breaking telecommunications components. Micram maintains offices at its home Bochum, Germany, in Burlingame, California USA, and in Auckland, New Zealand.
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