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Modulator driver improves manufacturability

Posted: 27 Jun 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Mach-Zehnder modulator? driver IC? optical?

Designed to improve manufacturability, GigOptix's Mach-Zehnder modulator driver dubbed as GX6155 is targeted at 10Gbit/s 300-pin transponder applications for long haul and metro communication links.

The GX6155 12.5Gbit/s Mach-Zehnder modulator driver is housed in a ceramic package to improve manufacturability. Castellations in the package aid manufacturing quality control. They offer full RoHS compliance and compatibility with RoHS soldering profiles.

While being RoHS-6 compliant, the driver is also backward compatible with non-RoHS (Pb-lead, SnPb) soldering. To facilitate fast design cycle, it is footprint compatible to the company's current iT6155 as well as competitor modulator drivers. It provides adjustable output amplitude as well as an adjustable eye crossing point.

- Ismini Scouras

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