Acapella – Semtech
Acapella designed complex mixed-signal integrated circuits for fiber optic communications. The company offered highly integrated solutions designed to ease the transition from copper to fiber-based communications. Acapella’s ICs were designed for complex power management, protection, interface, and communications applications.
Acapella has developed and integrated a proprietary implementation of time-division multiplexing called Ping Pong. Its fiber optic ICs offer full duplex synchronous communication over single-fiber systems with link lengths up to 25 kilometers.
4/29/1998 : Semtech Acquired Acapella, a mixed-signal integrated circuit maker.