Sony has established mass-production technology of an optical communication module for data center networks. Sony has developed this high-speed interface for transmitting large-data, high-resolution images. The company will exhibit this technology and product (QSFP28, 100G) at OFC2016 to be held in Anaheim, California from March 22, 2016. The technology is planned to be available in the first half of 2016.
For the cloud computing market, which is moving toward high-speed, large-data in the future, Sony will apply its technical innovation of optical communication module using the semiconductor packaging process that have been refined as the transmission technology of large-data, high-resolution images ( Figure 1). Sony will continue to expand its line-up of optical communication module for data center network application.
Main underlying technology
Sony has deployed semiconductor laser technology, developed through many years of production experience with red, and blue laser technology, to the communication laser. Sony has successfully developed broadband and high reliability of the VCSEL/PD to realize the transmission of 25Gbps, and has achieved mass production introduced for the optical communication module.
Characteristics of VCSEL
– High-temperature operation reliability test (HTOL: 78 ℃, 7mA): Clear 5000h
– High reliability of the cumulative failure rate of 0.1% : 60yrs
Characteristics of PD
– Compatibility of the large-diameter active area and the high-frequency characteristics (the active area size : φ40um, capacitance : 0.11pF,responsivity : 0.57A / W.typ)
Sony optical communication module is produced by a Sony group which covers the process of assembly, packaging and testing, to realize the technological innovation to achieve the stable supply and high quality. Sony has completed the development of 25Gbps x 4ch of QSFP28 Transceiver with two-way communication using Sony’s unique semiconductor packaging technology, planned to be available in the first half of 2016.
Characteristics of Module
– 100Gbase-SR4 compliance
– Power supply : 3.3V single
– driving ambient temperature ( the top of the module case temperature specified ): Tc = 0 ℃ ~ 70 ℃
Product Line-up Roadmap
In addition to the above-mentioned QSFP28 Transceiver, 10Gbps/ch products are also scheduled to be released. Sony will continue to expand its lineup of optical communication module products with Sony’s unique packaging technology.
|Actual Maximum Power Consumption||Status|
|CXN2200||CXP-AOC||Up to 20m
|CXN2201||QSFP28-AOC||Up to 20m
|2.7W/Module||Sampling in 2Q16|
|CXN2106||SFP28||70m(OM3)||TBD||Sampling in 1Q17|