POET Technologies Inc.,the designer and developer of the POET Optical Interposer and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) for the data center, telecommunication and artificial intelligence markets, today announced that it has started sampling 400G FR4 and 800G 2xFR4 receive optical engines (RXOEs). POET will partner with Luxshare Technology Co., Ltd. (“LuxshareTech”), a global technology provider for data-communication facilities and enterprise-level products to enable the sale of power-efficient and cost-optimized 400G and 800G transceiver solutions.
“LuxshareTech is focused on expanding its 400G and 800G pluggable transceivers portfolio for the data center market,” said Mike Gao, GM of LuxshareTech’s Opto-electronic business unit. “We are pleased to work with POET Technologies and use their highly integrated chiplet platform to enable us to achieve a solution with superior performance and ease of compact module assembly.”
“The 400G and 800G FR4 RXOEs are the first of their kind to integrate photonic and electronic components on a single interposer chiplet. We expect customers to benefit from the simplified design, superior performance and lower cost offered by POET’s wafer-scale integration and passive assembly of components,” said Raju Kankipati, Vice President of Product Management at POET. “We are excited to work with LuxshareTech as a lead customer. LuxshareTech’s experience in designing and manufacturing high-speed optical transceivers and POET’s innovative technology can be mutually beneficial in bringing high-volume and low-cost solutions to the data center market.”
The POET 400G FR4 RXOE, produced by Super Photonics Xiamen, the Company’s JV, integrates a quad transimpedance amplifier (TIA), four high-speed photodiodes and an optical demultiplexer integrated in a single chiplet measuring 12x5mm. The 800G 2xFR4 RXOE consists of an integrated octal trans-impedance amplifier (TIA), eight high-speed photodiodes and two optical demultiplexersin a single chiplet measuring 15x5mm. Customers of POET’s RXOEs have the option to procure the engines with integrated fiber array unit (FAU), which provides an even more complete solution for next-generation data center interconnects. The 400G and 800G RXOEs achieve superior performance through better integration of photodiodes and TIA and exceed the industry standard specifications for 400GBASE-FR4 interfaces.
POET expects to complete design verification testing and reliability qualification of the RXOEs in the first half of 2023 and start production in the second half of 2023.