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CIG to Demonstrate First-ever 200G FR4 Optical Module for the DataCenter Interconnect Market

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Cambridge Industries Group (CIG), a leading ODM/JDM/EMS supplier for the Information and Communication Technology or ICT industry, today announced a live demonstration of a complete, first-ever, 200G FR4 optical module at CIOE 2019, Shenzhen, China. The module is fully compliant with Open Eye MSA specifications and interoperable with multiple vendors’ products including DSP based 200G optical modules.

“This live demonstration of our new analog CDR based 200G FR4 module, in addition to our DSP-based modules, reaffirms our commitment to bring low cost and low power technologies to the industry,” said Gerry Wong, CEO of CIG. “CIG is the first in the world to introduce this product into the datacenter interconnect market, and together with our large scale, high quality automated manufacturing capabilities, we are capable of quickly meeting the needs of the DCI market.”

The module adopts 50Gbps PAM-4 format and advanced technologies in analog clock and data recovery (CDR) chipsets. This enables lower cost, lower power, and lower latency compared to DSP-based modules. Low latency is especially important because mission critical applications such as real-time application or high- frequency trading require very low latency transmission.

CIG is applying its expertise and leadership in optical module design and manufacturing for 25Gbps, 100Gbps and 400Gbps products into these new 200Gbps modules targeted for datacenter applications. The product is in the early sampling stage with general availability (GA) expected in early 2020.

Attendees of CIOE 2019 are invited to visit CIG’s stand #1C51 to view the live demonstration of the analog CDR based 200G modules and learn more about the product.

About Cambridge Industries Group (CIG)

Cambridge Industries Group (CIG), founded in 2005 and registered in Delaware, is now a public company (Shanghai SE: 603083) in Shanghai, China with major R&D and Sales/Marketing presence in Silicon Valley, China and Japan and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in China, Japan and Malaysia. CIG is an industry leading ODM / JDM / OEM company focusing on Wired Access, Wireless Access, Carrier Ethernet, Home Networking, and Optical Modules markets. As a part of its core business, CIG has a “two-engine drive” model, which provides high quality R&D and manufacturing collaborative services to the Information and Communication Technology or ICT industry. This model results in competitive advantages in technology leadership and innovation. Millions of CIG’s products have been deployed globally by our partners with some of the largest service providers. Learn more about CIG and connect with us on Twitter: @CIGUSA2.