AC100-MSA Product Family

Our AC100-MSA product family contains three modules that all support 100 Gbps transmission speeds in an industry-standard 5” x 7” form factor.

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AC100-G: Released in 2011, this module supports transmission distances of up to 4,000 km. This module is mainly used in the long-haul and metro markets. It is based on our Everest DSP ASIC. We believe it was the industry’s first commercially available coherent 100 Gbps module and the first commercially available coherent interconnect to rely on advanced soft decision forward error correction for improved transmission reach.

AC100-S: Released in 2012, this module supports transmission distances of up to 12,000 km through extended digital compensation of distortion and advanced modulation. This module is mainly used in subsea applications. It is based on our Mauna Kea DSP ASIC. We believe it was the industry’s first commercially available coherent 100 Gbps module for subsea applications.

AC100-C: Released in 2014, this module supports transmission distances of up to 4,000 km. This module provides similar functionality to the AC100-G and is based on our Everest DSP ASIC and our Acadia silicon PIC. It is mainly used in the long-haul and metro markets. We believe it is the industry’s first commercially available coherent 100 Gbps module that uses a silicon PIC.