Semtech Introduces Tri-Edge, A PAM4 CDR Platform for Data Center Applications
Semtech’s new Tri-Edge CDR platform to enable low power and cost PAM4 connectivity
CAMARILLO, Calif., May 29, 2018 –Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today announced its developing Tri-Edge, a PAM4 clock and data recovery (CDR) platform optimized for low power and low cost PAM4 optical interconnect for data center and active optical cable (AOC) applications. Tri-Edge is a new CDR platform technology being developed for the PAM4 communication protocol of next-generation data centers, and was on display at the Semtech booth by appointment only at OFC in March 2018.
Tri-Edge builds on the success of Semtech’s ClearEdge® NRZ-based CDR platform technology, and extends it to PAM4 signaling. Semtech’s ClearEdge CDRs are the world’s most widely selected optical transceiver CDRs for use in 10G applications and 100G data center applications.
Recent advances in optics performance, CDR compensation circuitry and PAM4 techniques, have led to the conclusion that for shorter reach, high-speed applications, a low power PAM4 CDR solution is technically viable. Semtech’s Tri-Edge CDR platform is expected to be applicable for 100G, 200G and 400G requirements. The multi-faceted development project targets the needs of the rapidly evolving data centers throughout the world and leverages vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser’s (VCSEL) and silicon photonics-based optics along with optimized Tri-Edge CDRs to enable disruptive performance, cost and power performance.
“The rapidly growing demand for bandwidth in the data center market requires a disruptive solution to meet the power, density and cost requirements. By combining leading-edge technologies with a focused application, we can enable a disruptive solution that we believe will meet the needs of the data centers in both the near-term and long-term,” said Imran Sherazi, Vice President of Marketing and Applications for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group.
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