Eoptolink Technology Inc., Ltd. shows at OFC 2024 the industry first linear-drive pluggable optics (LPO) operating at 200G per lambda.  LPO transceivers are designed without DSPs or CDRs, resulting in lower power consumption and significantly less latency. Eoptolink 800G OSFP DR4 LPO transceivers utilize a silicon photonics PIC that transmits 4 parallel channels at 200Gb/s. Reduced power and latency performance has resulted in an increasing interest in LPO modules for switch to server and GPU to GPU connectivity in High Performance Computing applications such as AI and ML clusters. The purpose of this demonstration is to show that LPO and half-retimed solutions are a viable alternative for higher data-rate applications using 200G per lambda.

In addition, Eoptolink has launched the 2nd generation of its 100G/lane 800G and 400G LPO products for single-mode applications in OSFP, QSFP-DD and QSFP112 form-factors. The second generation of Eoptolink 800G and 400G LPO products enables users to achieve full TP2 compliance at the optical transmit interface of the modules. Both gen1 and gen2 LPOs are now available in high volume production.

Live demonstrations of the LPO transceivers will be conducted, together with 1.6T, 800G and 50G PON high-performance optical transceiver solutions, at Eoptolink's booth #3127 at OFC 2024, San Diego, CA.