Mellanox and Accelink to Jointly Provide 100 Gb/s PSM4 Ethernet Transceivers

Posted Sep 12, 2017 by Mellanox Technologies, Inc.

Mellanox Technologies and Accelink Technologies have jointly introduced a 1550 nm 100 Gb/s PSM4 transceiver based on the silicon photonics optical engine from Mellanox. Serving the growing demand of hyperscale Web 2.0 and cloud interconnects, the new Accelink transceiver provides customers with an additional source and full interoperability with PSM4 transceivers from Mellanox.

PSM4 represents the highest volume, most cost effective and flexible 100 Gb/s transceiver for single mode fiber in data center applications. Customers benefit by having more supplier options while Mellanox and Accelink would both benefit by expanding the market for 100Gb/s products.

Chinese Web 2.0 and datacenters are transitioning to 100 Gb/s networks so the timing for the release is perfect. The Mellanox optical engine solution was announced earlier this year at OFC 2017. The components are fully qualified for use in low-cost, electronics-style packaging, ensuring a low-risk, and quick time to market. Because the Mellanox silicon photonics platform eliminates the need for complex optical alignment of lenses, isolators, and laser subassemblies, customers can scale to high volume manufacturing easier and faster than using traditional technologies.

Mellanox will be exhibiting at the China International Optoelectronics Exhibition (CIOE) from September 6 - 9.

The booth will feature:

  • Accelink and Mellanox 100Gb/s PSM4 transceivers
  • New 100Gb/s SR4 transceivers for Gen 5 Wireless applications
  • LinkX 25G/50G/100Gb/s DAC & AOC cables and 100G SR4 & PSM4 transceivers
  • Silicon Photonics Optical engines and components