Marvell announced sampling of its Marvell Nova 1.6 Tbps PAM4 electro-optics platform.
Marvell’s Nova is powered by a 200 Gbps/lambda optical DSP capable of enabling 1.6 Tbps pluggable modules in the OSFP-XD form factor. Key features of the Nova electro-optics platform include:
- 200 Gbps per channel line side transmitter interface supporting a wide range of high-speed lasers
- 200 Gbps per channel line-side receiver with companion Marvell 112-Gbaud TIAs, providing best-in-class linearity and low noise
- Integrated laser drivers, optimizing power dissipation
- Latency-optimized FEC for 200 Gbps traffic
“As new AI and ML compute architectures drive increased bandwidth requirements, high-speed optics will continue to form the backbone of cloud data centers,” said Dr. Loi Nguyen, executive vice president, Optical and Copper Connectivity Group at Marvell. “Our next-generation electro-optics platform scales data interconnect transfer speeds to meet the needs of the most demanding AI workloads. We are thrilled to lead another breakthrough in electro-optics speed transition and expand Marvell’s market-leading PAM4 DSP portfolio with the availability of Nova.”