Long Haul & Metro

MACOM's industry leading innovations in design and packaging have been a key enabler of the transition to 100G and beyond, allowing MACOM to establish a market-leading position in modulator drivers for long haul and metro networks.

100G Metro Market

100G Metro Market Overview

MACOM’s Commitment to 100G Metro

“2017 saw significant ramp-ups in metro deployments at 100 Gbps and 200 Gbps using CFP DCO and CFP2 ACO transceivers. MACOM is the market leader in modulator drivers for these form factors having been first to market with devices meeting the stringent performance, power and size requirements. Next generation systems supporting 600 Gbps are now in development and MACOM is again at the forefront with solutions driven by innovation.”

Ray Moroney
VP & Business Line Manager, Metro/Long Haul Products

Optoelectronics & Photonics Brochure

Long Haul & Metro


With the evolution of component technology, establishment of a widespread and sustainable supply chain, 100G Metro is ready for prime time. This includes the replacement of 10G and 40G ports and new installations of 100G ports. Cost of a 100G port is now around 6 times that of 10G and will go down to lower than 5 times in the near future making it half the cost per bit of 10G.

Constraints of power, space and cost that are required for Metro networks have been overcome by compact and lower cost transceiver form factors such a coherent CFP2.

MACOM’s breadth of semiconductor technology that includes Gallium Arsenide, Silicon Germanium and Indium Phosphide, coupled with our expertise in packaging these chips in high performance, cost-effective and compact quad channel surface mount packages, has helped enable these C-Form Factors for 100G coherent transmission for different modulation techniques.

We offer high gain linear TIAs for micro ICRs and an extensive portfolio of modulator drivers in quad channel-packages that include differential-in, and differential or single-ended out, for both limiting and linear operation.

Product Spotlight

64 Gbaud Driver

MACOM's MAOM-006417 surface mount linear modulator driver with data rate up to 64 Gbaud and differential input, single-ended output



“The 100G Metro Market is growing rapidly with a Total Addressable Market that could be $1.6 billion dollars by 2021. The CFP2 coherent form factor will enable the higher volume metro market as it enables lower power, lower cost and smaller sized products. MACOM is well positioned to leverage this opportunity and address this hyper growth market, with its broad portfolio of products and technology”

Kevin Lefebvre
Principal Analyst 

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