Driver series for Single-Lambda 100G and 400G applications

A new family of drivers for Single-Lambda 100G and 400G applications is now available from Macom Technology Solutions. These second generation EML and silicon photonic drivers provide the performance required for 100G DR1/FR1 and 400G DR4/FR4 applications.

The series includesMAOM-005321, a single-channel EML driver in 3 x 4mm package, MAOM-005324, single-channel silicon photonics driver in 3 x 4mm package, MAOM-005421, a quad-channel EML driver in 7 x 7.2mm package and MAOM-005424, quad-channel silicon photonics driver in 5 x 6mm package.

The MAOM-005321 and MAOM-005421 EML drivers feature differential inputs and up to 1.8Vpp linear single-ended output with integrated bias-Ts for the driver and EML.

The MAOM-005324 and MAOM-005424 Silicon Photonics MZ drivers feature differential inputs and up to 3.6Vpp differential output with direct coupling to the modulator for minimum loss and optimum performance.

These drivers offer pin-to-pin compatibility with the first generation MAOM-005311 and MAOM-005411 devices and can be bundled with the single and quad-channel linear TIAs MATA-005817 and MATA-003819 for a complete receive and transmit solution.

Marcom states that the high gain, high bandwidth and low THD enable best-in-class PAM-4 performance, while the high output voltage capability enables high yielding solutions with a wide range of optical engines.

Featuring high output voltage and low power consumption, this series of linear drivers are geared to enable the shift to Single-lambda based 100G and 400G modules.

“To date we’ve had multiple design wins at 100G and 400G, and with customers expected to ramp, Macom’s goal is to continue our leadership in the datacom segment by providing optimal driver solutions to our customers,” said Rajiv Somisetty, senior product marketing manager, Macom.

“Our new driver family underscores our ability to do exactly that. Whether it’s an EML or SiPh-based module solution our customer is working on, Macom’s second-generation driver family with improved performance at lower cost is the ideal solution.”

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