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Xilinx Demonstrates Breakthrough Optical Networking on the road to 7 nm

Today Xilinx announced the FPGA industry’s first demonstration of breakthrough 112G PAM4 electrical signaling technology for optical networks, as well as announcing the addition of 58G PAM4 transceivers to its 16nm Virtex UltraScale+ portfolio. “Xilinx has a long history of driving standards efforts and pushing performance limits in serial interconnect technology, and continues to do so with the industry’s first 112G PAM4 demo as well as with its 58G PAM4 solution, here today for customers to begin designing in with,” said Karl Freund, senior analyst, HPC and machine learning, Moor Insights & Strategy. “Today’s Xilinx announcements represent a significant leap forward for network architects who continue to be challenged to improve bandwidth performance of their optical networks.”