December 17, 2014 8:25 PM ET

Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Company Overview of ClariPhy Communications, Inc.

Company Overview

ClariPhy Communications, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, develops mixed-signal CMOS integrated circuits for networking applications. The company provides CL1012, a clock and data recovery integrated circuit for metro, regional, and long haul telecom networks; CL1012 evaluation board, a tool used to test and analyze maximum likelihood sequence estimated electronic dispersion compensation technology in combination with XFP modules; CL4010 LightSpeed, a coherent single chip dual polarization quadrature phase shift keying transceiver; and custom system-on-chips. It serves customers in telecom and enterprise network markets. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Irvine, Cali...

7585 Irvine Center Drive

Suite 100

Irvine, CA 92618

United States

Founded in 2002

Phone:

949-861-3074

Fax:

949-861-3087

Key Executives for ClariPhy Communications, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 51
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Operations
Age: 55
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ClariPhy Communications, Inc. Key Developments

Clariphy Communications, Inc. Announces Lightspeed-II CL10010-Z SoC for Coherent CFP Applications

ClariPhy Communications, Inc. announced its LightSpeed-II CL10010-Z SoC for coherent CFP applications. The CL10010-Z is a member of ClariPhy's LightSpeed-II product family, whose multi-rate, multi-modulation architecture supports data rates from 200G to 40G per wavelength with programmable spectral efficiency, providing a powerful coherent transmission engine for the next generation of dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) software defined networks. The CL10010-Z supports data rates of 40G and 100G and is optimized for use in coherent CFP applications, enabling point to point unamplified links up to 80km as well as metro DWDM connections up to 1200km. An integrated 100G Ethernet to OTN mapper enables CL10010-Z based CFPs to plug directly into existing CFP ports on Ethernet switch or router line cards, eliminating the need for external transport gear. 100G coherent technology is being rapidly adopted by carriers for long haul DWDM networks because of its tremendous advantages in spectral efficiency and reach compared to the previous generation of 10G systems. However, the high cost, power consumption and size of today's 100G coherent solutions make them unsuitable for use in shorter reach metro networks and inter-datacenter links, where cheap, pluggable 10G DWDM solutions such as XFP and SFP+ dominate. As 10G metro networks become overwhelmed by a surge in bandwidth demand, carriers are seeking a 100G metro solution with the benefits of coherent but in a pluggable form factor at a cost and power per bit that is comparable with or better than 10G. Pluggability also allows reuse of line cards with 100G client CFP interfaces for DWDM transmission and enables operators to scale their metro transport networks to 100G and beyond with ‘pay as grow’ flexibility. The LightSpeed-II CL10010-Z sets a new standard for integration, performing all the data processing functions required for the coherent CFP in a single chip. The 28nm CMOS SoC contains a high speed analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converter, a coherent DSP supporting 40G QPSK, 100G QPSK and 100G 16QAM modulation, multiple low power forward error correction options and an integrated OTN framer/mapper that supports 100G Ethernet connectivity. The device's highly flexible and power efficient architecture enables a 100G coherent CFP module within the 32W power budget defined by the CFP MSA and delivers extended performance up to 1200km, all in the same hardware design. The device supports QPSK modulation with integrated GFEC and G.709 Annex C mapping, enabling interoperability with other CFP implementations.

ClariPhy Communications, Inc. Announces 200G Coherent Optical Reference Design in Collaboration with Ecosystem Partners at ECOC 2013

ClariPhy Communications, Inc. announced the availability of a reference design for coherent optical transmission supporting 200 gigabit per second (200G) 16QAM modulation. The reference design - developed in close collaboration with ClariPhy's ecosystem partners Fujitsu Optical Components, Inphi, NeoPhotonics, and u(2) t Photonics - performs electrical-to-optical (E2O) and optical-to-electrical (O2E) conversion and is intended for use with ClariPhy's Lightspeed(TM) family of coherent SoCs. ClariPhy's next generation 28nm CMOS Lightspeed coherent SoC will support both 100G and 200G data rates. ClariPhy and its ecosystem partners are working together to optimize performance of the optical reference design when coupled with this SoC, offering OEMs a highly integrated, fast time to market solution that addresses rapidly growing demand for 200G and 400G coherent transmission. 100G coherent has become the technology of choice for dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) transmission in long haul optical networks. As carriers seek to deploy coherent technology in cost-sensitive metro networks as well, they require cost-effective solutions. The use of 200G 16QAM modulation enables such a solution, delivering double the bandwidth over the same coherent optics used for 100G and effectively cutting cost per bit in half. Furthermore, future 400G Ethernet router deployments will drive the need for 400G DWDM transport, which can be achieved using two wavelengths of 200G 16QAM in a superchannel configuration. ClariPhy's optical reference design includes the following best in class components: Fujitsu Optical Components' FTM7977HQA lithium niobate modulator; Inphi's IN3214SZ quad linear modulator driver; two NeoPhotonics' ITLA3100 integrated tunable laser assemblies (ITLAs), one for the transmitter and one for the local oscillator; and u(2) t Photonics' CPRV1222A integrated coherent receiver (ICR). Together these components meet the exacting bandwidth, linearity and phase noise specifications required to support 200G 16QAM modulation. A high performance GPPO interface provides connectivity to a separate coherent electrical transmitter and receiver, such as ClariPhy's 28nm digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and analog-to-digital converter (ADC) evaluation board, which is currently shipping to OEMs. ClariPhy's ADC and DAC deliver the ENOB, bandwidth and jitter performance necessary for 100G QPSK and 200G 16QAM modulation, which will both be supported in its next-generation Lightspeed SoC. This modular solution comprising both electrical and optical coherent reference boards will enable ClariPhy and its ecosystem partners to tune the programmable parameters of the Lightspeed SoC and optical components for optimum transmission performance, minimizing integration time and accelerating time to market for OEMs and module suppliers who incorporate the solution into their systems.

Clariphy Communications, Inc. and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. Demonstrate 100G Coherent CFP Technology at OFC 2013

ClariPhy Communications, Inc. and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. announced a demonstration of the world's first 100 gigabit per second (100G) coherent CFP technology platform. The demonstration highlights significant breakthroughs in power and size reduction for 100G coherent transmission, with ClariPhy showing the first 28nm CMOS analog to digital converter (ADC) and digital to analog converter (DAC) suitable for 100G and 200G coherent transmission, and Sumitomo Electric showing an indium phosphide (InP) based integrated coherent optical engine. The demonstration comprises real-time transmission as well as capture and detection of coherent signals in both QPSK and 16QAM modulation formats. The combined solution also provides a roadmap to next generation coherent interfaces in CFP2 and smaller form factors. 100G coherent technology is being rapidly adopted by carriers for long-haul dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) networks because of its tremendous advantages in spectral efficiency and reach compared to the previous generation of 10G (non-coherent) systems. By combining their respective power-saving, compact technologies, ClariPhy and Sumitomo Electric will enable the world's first 100G coherent solution in a CFP form factor in 2013 which is the first step on a roadmap of pluggable 100G coherent modules that will include CFP2 and ultimately CFP4 solutions and will drive down cost, power consumption and size similarly to what tunable XFP and SFP+ modules have done for 10G DWDM interfaces. ClariPhy and Sumitomo Electric have collaborated closely in the design of their respective components to optimize power and performance for coherent CFP and CFP2 applications, utilizing the DSP capabilities of ClariPhy's SoC to address the inherent impairments of a pluggable solution such as insertion loss and reflections caused by the CFP2 connector. By optimizing their solution at a system level, the companies will offer OEMs a roadmap of robust pluggable coherent modules that can integrate seamlessly into their systems.

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