Pioneering Collaboration: Unveiling MaxLinear Next-Gen Optical Solutions at OFC 2024″

MaxLinear, Inc., a prominent provider of high-speed interconnect ICs facilitating data center, metro, and wireless transport networks, has partnered with Optomind, headquartered in Korea with extensive manufacturing operations in Vietnam, to announce the successful demonstration of 800G half re-timed linear receive optics (LRO) optical modules and AOCs. This groundbreaking technology leverages Optomind’s patented optical assembly capabilities and MaxLinear’s Keystone Multimode 5nm 800G Tx-ONLY DSP with integrated VCSEL drivers. The demonstration is set to take place at the Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference in San Diego, running from March 26-28, 2024, at MaxLinear’s booth (4501).

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800G half re-timed LRO optical modules and AOCs play a pivotal role in enabling ultra-high-speed data transmission across optical fiber networks, effectively meeting the escalating bandwidth demands of modern communication and computing systems. The innovative LRO design incorporates partial re-timing of the received optical signal, enhancing its quality and reliability. This advancement eliminates the necessity for separate transceivers and optical connectors in active optical cables, presenting a cost-effective and resilient solution for short-reach optical connections. The demonstration at OFC2024 will showcase an LRO optical module/AOC solution with significantly reduced latency and best-in-class power consumption for an 800G transceiver.

Drew Guckenberger, VP of High-Speed Interconnect at MaxLinear, commented on the significance of low power and latency solutions in meeting the demands of the AI/ML market. He highlighted LRO solutions as a means to achieve these objectives and expressed satisfaction in collaborating with Optomind to swiftly deliver a volume-capable LRO solution, addressing the immediate needs of key customers in the space.

Optomind’s revolutionary optical engine solution seamlessly integrates optics and mechanics, featuring distinctive designs and a simplified structure for heightened efficiency. With its patented prealigned OSA architecture, Optomind has redefined manufacturing processes, eliminating the requirement for complex alignment equipment. This innovative approach promises to revolutionize ultra-high volume production, offering substantial cost reductions and operational streamlining through its agile and straightforward methodology.

Yung Son, Chief Marketing Officer at Optomind, emphasized their leadership in the burgeoning AI/ML market and the significance of leveraging their partnership with MaxLinear to develop LRO optical modules and AOCs, providing best-in-class solutions for customers once again.

Both Optomind (booth 5822) and MaxLinear (booth 4501) will be showcasing their offerings at the Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference in San Diego from March 26-28, 2024.

About Optomind, Inc.: Optomind, Inc. is at the forefront of optical interconnect solutions in data centers, including AI and HPC networks. Their advanced optical engine and innovative O-EBO optical connector have enabled 800Gbps and 400Gbps Gearbox transceivers for AI/ML systems, catering to increasing demand. With sophisticated OSA assembly conducted in Suwon, South Korea, where its headquarters are located, and downstream production in Hanoi, Vietnam, Optomind is committed to delivering cutting-edge solutions.

About MaxLinear, Inc.: MaxLinear, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXL) is a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog, digital, and mixed-signal integrated circuits for access and connectivity, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications. Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, MaxLinear is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions to address diverse market needs.

Disclaimer: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Investors are encouraged to review MaxLinear’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for a comprehensive understanding of associated risks and uncertainties. MaxLinear undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein.

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