Semtech joins the newly established non-profit organization Mobile Optical Pluggables Alliance (MOPA) Board of Directors to help drive next-gen 5G wireless requirements and optical solutions
CAMARILLO, Calif., Oct. 02, 2023 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC) today announced the appointment of the company to the Mobile Optical Pluggables Alliance (MOPA) Board of Directors. As a founding member of the newly established non-profit organization, along with Coherent, Ericsson, Lumentum, Nokia and Sumitomo Electric, Semtech has been a key driver in defining and developing future optical pluggable requirements to accelerate new optical solutions. MOPA helps to expand these solutions across components vendors, system vendors and carriers.
“As a semiconductor member, Semtech and our market-leading Tri-Edge™ and FiberEdge® portfolios, are integral to the continued growth of the 5G wireless architectures. During the past six months, there has been increasing interest – across the wireless ecosystem – in standardizing optical requirements for the 5G market,” said Raza Khan, director of marketing, wireless for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “Our optical integrated circuits are essential to any wireless solution and can help to accelerate time-to-market for new architectures. Semtech’s participation as an IC vendor in MOPA allows us to align technology requirements and create IC solutions that meet the wireless standards while meeting the high-bandwidth, low latency, and cost-effective needs of the industry.”
Semtech is contributing within MOPA through its 50G Wireless Tri-Edge portfolio, featuring GN2555 and GN2556, announced in March 2022. These integrated circuits (ICs) are a part of Semtech’s Tri-Edge clock and data recovery (CDR) transmitter solutions to enable next-generation 50G (LR) optical links. Additionally, the company is actively contributing to the development of next-gen IC architecture requirements for 100G and beyond solutions.
“At MOPA, we’re laser-focused on enabling the right optical solutions for 5G and emerging 6G,” said Stefan Dahlfort, president and chairman of the MOPA Board. “MOPA and its experienced board of directors is paramount to ensuring that technical specifications are met across carriers, and component and systems vendors. The 5G evolution and 6G are the future of wireless connectivity and MOPA is the industry’s most knowledgeable organization for companies as they navigate their future mobile optical technology development and product deployments.”
For additional information on MOPA, please visit: https://mopa-alliance.org/