Pre-commercial prototypes and products

We are currently working on a number of product ideas and pre-commercial prototypes including an optical equalizer for short-reach optical interconnects and a family of high-voltage driving units for MEMS-based devices.
Optical equalizer: We are intensively working on the development of an optical equalizer in the form of a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) as an add-on unit for optical transmitters in short-reach optical interconnects. The unit has the flexibility to operate in a broad range of symbol rates (up to 100 Gbaud and beyond) and compensate for the bandwidth limitations of the transmission system. Its design and system use is based on a patented concept of Optagon. The fabrication and packaging of the corresponding PIC have been realized with the support of ACTPHAST4.0. The full scale characterization of the optical equalizer is expected within the first quarter of 2020.
High-voltage driving units: We are also working on the commercialization of a high-voltage driving unit for MEMS-based components and systems. Custom versions of this unit with embedded software for the calibration and automatic configuration of the systems will be also available in accordance with specific applications and customer needs. Within our participation in the EU project 3PEAT, a pre-commercial prototype of this type will be made available in the second quarter of 2020 for the driving of the piezoelectric elements that act as optical phase shifters on the silicon nitride platform of LioniX International and for the automatic configuration of the optical phased array (OPA) that will regulates the beam scanning process in a compact laser Doppler vibrometer (LDV).