- The AC-400 5x7 inch MSA transceiver is a dual-carrier design
- Modulation formats supported include PM-QPSK, PM-8-QAM and PM-16-QAM
- Acacia’s DSP-ASIC is a 1.3 billion transistor dual-core chip
Acacia Communications has unveiled the industry's first flexible rate transceiver in a 5x7-inch MSA form factor that is capable of up to 400 Gigabit transmission rates. The company made the announcement at the OFC show held in Los Angeles.
Dubbed the AC-400, the transceiver supports 200, 300 and 400 Gigabit rates and includes two silicon photonics chips, each implementing single-carrier optical transmission, and a coherent DSP-ASIC. Acacia designs its own silicon photonics and DSP-ASIC ICs.