25G lasers to be deployed in 5G LTE wireless front haul applications

At ECOC in Rome later this month, Macom will debut its 25G distributed feedback (DFB) lasers designed for use in next-generation 5G LTE wireless front haul infrastructure.

The laser portfolio is expected to help wireless operators deploy 25G optical links at commercial scale and cost structures to prepare for 5G.

The lasers are available in bare die chip format (1xxD-25I-LCT11-50x) and TO-packaging (1xxD-25I-LT5xC-50x). They are designed for operation in the -40 to +85 degrees C temperature range over transmission distances from two to 10km. According to Macom, the 25G lasers will meet stringent operating requirements while helping to expand wireless infrastructure bandwidth for high-speed 5G connectivity.

The industrial temperature-grade 25G laser portfolio is based on Macom’s proprietary EFT, which at commercial scale manufacturing levels, could enable breakthrough cost efficiencies and product uniformity, says the company.

Macom’s industrial temperature-grade 25G lasers are sampling to customers today, with production availability planned for 2019.

Visit Macom at ECOC booth 579, in Rome, Italy, 24 to 26 September.

Macom produces semiconductor technologies for optical, wireless and satellite networks and powers the infrastructure to communicate, transact business, travel, stay informed and be entertained. Its technology increases the speed and coverage of the mobile Internet and enables fibre optic networks to carry volumes of traffic to businesses, homes and data centres.

Its technology enables next-generation radars for air traffic control and weather forecasting, as well as mission success on the modern networked battlefield.

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


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