GigPeak, Inc. announced a 64 GBd quad-channel linear optical modulator driver for 400G/600G coherent optical networks. The GX66471 will support 16- and 64-QAM, addressing the needs of both 400G and 600G systems. It has a differential input and single-end output, with a 4.5 Vpp output swing for driving lithium niobate Mach-Zehnder modulators.
Integrated Device Technology will acquire GigPeak for $3.08 per share or approximately $250 million in cash. The purchase price is approximately 22 percent higher than the closing price of GigPeak shares on February 10. The deal is expected to close during the second calendar quarter of 2017.