MaxLinear to Showcase Industry’s First 400G Data Center Transceiver Chipset at OFC 2018

  • Telluride chipset accelerates the transition from 100Gbps to 400Gbps optical connectivity by enabling 100Gbps per wavelength technology

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL), a leading provider of communication SoCs for optical communications that integrate radio frequency (RF), broadband analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, digital signal processing and modems, will showcase the industry’s first 400Gbps transceiver chipset at the Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition (OFC) in San Diego, CA, from March 13-15, 2018.

The Telluride chipset addresses the intensifying demands for efficient processing of burgeoning internet traffic by enabling hyperscale data centers to transition from 100Gbps to 400Gbps optical interconnects.

Confirmed guests to the company’s meeting room will witness the best-in-class performance of this industry leading chipset that includes products from the recently announced Telluride product family; the MxL9354X PAM4 DSP SoC, and the MxL9154 56Gbaud PAM4 TIA.

The MxL9354X is a family of low-power high-performance PAM4 DSP SoCs that enable 400Gbps optical modules using a 4x100Gbps optics interface. These SoCs are suitable for use within QSFP-DD, OSFP and COBO module form factors. Two options are currently available; the MxL93542 that integrates an EA-EML driver with 1.8V PP SE swing, and the MxL93543 that offers differential 800mV peak-to-peak swing for non EA-EML-based optics.

The MxL9154 is a quad linear TIA that supports 4x100Gbps receiver optical sub assembly (ROSA) modules. This TIA offers very low input referred noise of 11pA/√Hz and linearity better than 3 percent while consuming only 200mW per channel.

The Telluride chipset enables optical module vendors to utilize the latest PAM4-based 100Gbps wavelength technology and deliver solutions with the best overall performance, power and cost.

“Rapid growth in cloud computing is driving the datacenter transition from 100G optical interconnects to 400Gbps based on 4x100G technology,” said Justin Abbott, Senior Product Line Manager at Lumentum. “We are pleased to see the introduction of MaxLinear’s 400Gbps chipset as it enables optical module vendors to accelerate the industry’s transition to 400Gbps.”

To schedule a meeting and learn more about MaxLinear’s metro and long-haul fiber optic solutions and see a live demonstration of the 400Gbps data center transceiver chipset, please contact MaxLinear sales at

MaxLinear would like to thank various ecosystem partners, such as Keysight Technologies, who provided valuable high-speed optical equipment and components to make this technology showcase possible.

About MaxLinear, Inc.

MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit

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