Maxim's 40G Chipset Reduces Power Consumption and Boosts Data-Center Throughput
Maxim Integrated' 4-channel QSFP+ transmitter supplies 4x the bandwidth, at less power, and in only 1.5x the area of a single-channel solution.
San Jose, CA—August 28, 2012—Maxim Integrated (NASDAQ: MXIM) announces a 40G transmitter chipset that provides data centers with 4x the data throughput, at very low power, and in little more space than conventional single-channel alternatives. The new 4-channel 40GBASE-LR4 QSFP+ chipset comprises the MAX3948 DC-coupled laser driver and the DS4830 optical microcontroller.
Data centers and data communication networks need to significantly increase data density while staying within their already constrained power budgets. Maxim's QSFP+ transmitter solution addresses both challenges. The QSFP+ modules supply 4x the data throughput in only 1.5x the area of a single-channel SFP+ solution. Equally important, Maxim's chipset enables 4 x 10Gbps QSFP+ modules to consume less power per channel than single SFP+ modules. Service providers and network operators can now enjoy the benefits of a low-power solution that extends system life, reduces operational expense, and conserves valuable energy resources.
MAX3948 Key Advantages
DS4830 Key Advantages
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About Maxim Integrated
Maxim makes highly integrated analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. Maxim reported revenue of approximately $2.4 billion for fiscal 2012. For more information, go to www.maximintegrated.com.