The Dove 850 is a uni-directional 8 x 112 GB/s Digital Signal Processor (DSP) IC that is optimized for Linear Receive Optics (LRO), also known within the industry as Half-retimed Linear Optics (HALO). In an LRO transceiver or Active Optical Cable (AOC), only the transmit path from the electrical input to the optical line side output includes a DSP for signal retiming and equalization.
As hyperscale data center AI deployments grow rapidly, high-speed optical transceivers and AOCs are critical to connecting thousands of GPUs. Given the huge volume of these optical components, improvements in energy efficiency are essential. Dove 850 reduces DSP power by 50% and optimizes cost while providing customers with an easy to use, robust, and interoperable solution. Transceiver vendors can further optimize the module cost with Dove 850 by employing a variety of optics, including VCSELs, silicon photonics, EML or thin-film lithium niobate as dictated by the application requirements.