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[March 05, 2019]

ColorChip Leverages SystemOnGlass™ Platform and Initiates System Testing of Next-Generation 400G QSFP-DD FR4 Optical Transceiver

YOKNEAM, Israel, March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ColorChip, a leading supplier of advanced photonic integrated transceivers, announces a major milestone with the introduction of a 400G QSFP-DD FR4 transceiver to address the needs of today's mega datacenter.  

400G QSFP-DD FR4 Transceiver

Continuing to leverage its proprietary SystemOnGlass™ (SOG™) technology, ColorChip has introduced its latest PAM4 offering with the demonstration of a 400G FR4 transceiver.  SOG™ technology has been proven with the deployment of multiple generations of products scaling from 40G to 400G, including the recent introduction of 200G FR4  and 400G DR4  products. 

The 400G FR4 transceiver is designed in collaboration with Credo, a leading provider of high performance mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, employing their highly efficient CMX450100P DSP device. The Credo mixed-signal DSP is integrated with ColorChip's innovative SOG™ optical engine, employing uncooled EML's operating on the CWDM grid and an innovative glass platform characterized by low optical losses and high coupling efficiencies. The result enables a solution achieving minimal power consumption levels and a design ready-made for automated assembly delivering high production scalability and yields. The tranceiver is packaged in a compact QSFP-DD form factor and equipped with standard duplex LC optical interface. The 400G FR4 transceiver is presently undergoing system-level testing. 

The 400G FR4 will be ready for GA in the H2-19 and will be manufactured in Israel as well as Fabrinet, ColorChip's Thailand-based CM. As a commitment to our customers, production is ramping to 1M per year as ColorChip expands its ongoing support of a family of 40G and 100G single mode fiber transceiver products.        

About ColorChip

ColorChip (, established in 2001, is a technology innovator in the field of photonic integrated hybrids whose vision is to break open the optical interconnect bandwidth barrier with high-speed optical transceiver solutions to support the explosive bandwidth demand of the Datacom and Telecom markets. Headquartered in Yokneam, Israel, ColorChip leverages it's fully owned, industrialized optics-based FAB dedicated to the production of PLC based SystemOnGlass™ optical engines, whose glass platform is the ideal medium for emerging PAM4 applications. ColorChip has production facilities in Israel and Thailand, and offices in San Jose, California.

About Credo

Credo is a leading provider of high performance, mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the data center, enterprise networking and high performance computing markets. Credo's advanced Serializer-Deserializer (SerDes) technology delivers the bandwidth scalability and end-to-end signal integrity for next generation platforms requiring single-lane 25G, 50G, and 100G connectivity for 100G, 200G, 400G, and soon to come 800G networks. The company makes its SerDes available in the form of Intellectual Property (IP) licensing on the most advanced processing nodes and with complementary product families focused on extending reach and multiplexing to higher data rates. For more information, please visit:

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