POET Technologies Announces Availability of 400G FR4 and 800G (2x400G FR4), Receive Optical Engines for QSFP-DD and OSFP Transceivers for Cloud Data Centers
June 29, 2022
Toronto, Ontario, June 29, 2022 – POET Technologies Inc. (“POET” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: PTK; NASDAQ: POET), the designer and developer of the POET Optical Interposer™ and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) for the data center and tele-communication markets, today announced the availability of its 400G FR4 and 800G (2x400G FR4) Receive (RX) Optical Engines based on the POET Optical Interposer, a unique hybrid integration photonics packaging platform.
The company has shipped samples to multiple lead customers and expects the 400G FR4 Receive Optical Engine to be in production at Super Photonics, its JV with Sanan IC, by the end of Q3 2022. The 400G FR4 Receive Optical Engine integrates four 56 Gigabaud photodetectors each operating at 100 Gigabits/second speed with a low-loss AWG (Arrayed Waveguide Grating)-based demultiplexer that is monolithically integrated on the Optical Interposer. A single mode optical fiber with LC connector is attached to the Optical Engine for seamless integration in a 400GBASE-FR4 transceiver module.
“We are excited to announce the completion of design, verification testing, and availability of pre-production parts for customers to take advantage of our highly integrated optical engines to build 400G FR4 and 800G (2x400G FR4) transceivers,” said Vivek Rajgarhia, President of POET Technologies. “Our small form factor and easy-to-integrate optical engine enables cost-effective and scalable solutions for cloud data centers. Customers can integrate a single receive engine or dual engines in a QSFP-DD or OSFP pluggable transceiver form factor to achieve a 400GBASE-FR4 or 800G (2x400GBASE-FR4) solution. The shipping of 400G receive samples marks a significant milestone for the Company, as we continue to commercialize multiple products and align them with the needs of customers.”
400G FR4 Receive Optical Engine Key Features:
- Four 56 Gigabaud photodetectors each operating at 100 Gigabits/second speed, flip-chipped onto the Optical Interposer and coupled passively to vertical mirrors embedded in the Optical Interposer;
- A low-loss AWG (Arrayed Waveguide Grating)-based quad-wavelength demultiplexer that is polarization independent, temperature independent and is monolithically integrated into the optical waveguide layer of the Optical Interposer;
- A small size (3.8mm x 10mm) form factor, which enables an 800G Optical Engine in a 2x400G configuration in both QSFP-DD800 and OSFP optical transceiver modules; and
- LC connectorized single mode fiber attached to the Optical Engine.
About POET Technologies Inc.
POET Technologies is a design and development company offering integration solutions based on the POET Optical Interposer™ a novel platform that allows the seamless integration of electronic and photonic devices into a single multi-chip module using advanced wafer-level semiconductor manufacturing techniques and packaging methods. POET’s Optical Interposer eliminates costly components and labor-intensive assembly, alignment, burn-in and testing methods employed in conventional photonics. The cost-efficient integration scheme and scalability of the POET Optical Interposer brings value to any device or system that integrates electronics and photonics, including some of the highest growth areas of computing, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles and high-speed networking for cloud service providers and data centers. POET is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Allentown, PA, Shenzhen, China and Singapore. More information may be obtained at www.poet-technologies.com.
About Super Photonics
Formed as a Joint Venture between POET Technologies Inc. and Xiamen Sanan Integrated Circuit Co., Ltd. (“Sanan IC”) in October 2020, Super Photonics Integrated Circuit Xiamen Co., Ltd. (“Super Photonics” or “SPX”) assembles, tests, packages and sells optical engines based on POET’s patented Optical Interposer (“OI") platform. SPX has established a facility for producing optical engines in Xiamen, China. With a team of engineering and operations staff and clean-room suites with the latest bonding, test and packaging equipment, SPX is engaged in process optimization, manufacture, customer sampling, marketing and sales of POET OI-based optical engines to optical transceiver module companies that supply the world’s leading cloud data center and telecom companies.
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