MACOM and CIG to Demonstrate Complete 200G Optical Module Solution at OFC 2019, Delivering Low Power and Cost Economics for Data Center Applications

  • 200G (4 x 50Gbps) QSFP module leverages high-performance MACOM
    analog chipset and CIG module design
  • MACOM and CIG will host live demonstrations at OFC 2019 in the
    MACOM InnovationZone at booth #2739 and CIG booth #2421

Technology Solutions Inc.
(“MACOM”), a leading supplier of
semiconductor components, today announced a live demonstration of a
complete 200G optical module solution designed in collaboration with
Cambridge Industries Group (“CIG”), previewing this week at OFC 2019.
The new 200G (4 x 50Gbps) QSFP module was developed by CIG leveraging a
high-performance analog chipset from MACOM, and is optimized for
volume-scale deployment in high-density Cloud Data Center links.

Targeted for faster, power efficient and lower cost optical
interconnects, the solution is providing a clear pathway to 200G
throughput speeds utilizing industry leading analog chipsets. MACOM’s
fully analog transmit and receive chipset is comprised of the MAOM-38053
four-channel transmit CDR with integrated EML driver and, on the receive
side, features MACOM BSP56B photodetectors, a MATA-03819 quad TIA and
the MASC-38040 four-channel receive CDR.

“MACOM is applying its expertise and market leadership in 25Gbps and
100Gbps solutions to 50Gbps PAM-4 applications and specifically to 200G
QSFP and 2 x 200G OSFP/QSFP-DD modules to bring the benefits of low
power and low latency solutions to Cloud Data Centers,” said Marek
Tlalka, Senior Director of Marketing, High-Performance Analog, MACOM.
“We are excited to collaborate with CIG to deliver the industry’s first
200G optical module based fully on a low cost and low power analog

“CIG has again advanced its leadership in 200G QSFP module applications
with MACOM’s low cost, lower power, fully analog technology for volume
production in our highly automated production lines,” said Michael Xin,
VP of Sales and Marketing, CIG. “This breakthrough affirms our
commitment to advancing optical module technology and enabling a new
ecosystem for analog technology in Data Center interconnects.”

All of the MACOM products highlighted in this week’s 200G module
demonstrations are sampling to customers today, with production
availability targeted for 2nd half 2019. OFC 2019 attendees
are invited to visit with MACOM and CIG at the San Diego Convention
Center, California, in the MACOM InnovationZone at booth #2739 and CIG
booth #2421 to preview the live demos and learn more about the solution.


MACOM enables a better-connected and safer world by delivering
breakthrough semiconductor technologies for optical, wireless and
satellite networks that satisfy society’s insatiable demand for

Today, MACOM powers the infrastructure that millions of lives and
livelihoods depend on every minute to communicate, transact business,
travel, stay informed and be entertained. Our technology increases the
speed and coverage of the mobile Internet and enables fiber optic
networks to carry previously unimaginable volumes of traffic to
businesses, homes and data centers.

Keeping us all safe, MACOM technology enables next-generation radars for
air traffic control and weather forecasting, as well as mission success
on the modern networked battlefield. MACOM is the partner of choice to
the world’s leading communications infrastructure, aerospace and defense
companies, helping solve their most complex challenges in areas
including network capacity, signal coverage, energy efficiency and field
reliability, through its best-in-class team and broad portfolio of
analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products.

MACOM is a pillar of the semiconductor industry, thriving for more than
60 years of daring to change the world for the better, through bold
technological strokes that deliver true competitive advantage to
customers and superior value to investors.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the
ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental
management standard. MACOM has design centers and sales offices
throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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About CIG

Founded in 2006, Cambridge Industries Group (CIG) has offices located in
Shanghai, China, Santa Clara, USA and Tokyo, Japan and manufacturing
facilities in China, Japan and Malaysia. CIG is a leading ODM / JDM /
OEM vendor focuses on the following products:

  • Wired Access
  • Wireless Access
  • Carrier Ethernet
  • Home Networking
  • Optical Modules

As a part of its core business, CIG has a “two-engine drive” model,
which provides high quality R&D and state-of-the-art manufacturing
collaborative services to the ICT industry. This model results in
competitive advantages in technology leadership and innovation. Millions
of CIG‘s products have been deployed globally. For more information
about CIG, please visit


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