MACOM announces single- and quad-channel driver family

MACOM Technology Solutions Inc. has announced MAOM-005311 and MAOM-005411, single- and quad-channel linear externally modulated laser (EML) drivers for 53 Gbaud PAM-4 applications, the company said.

This family of surface mount drivers enables 100 Gbps per lambda with low power and high bandwidth for 100G/400G Data Center applications.

As the demand for solutions to lower cost-per-bit modules continues, the ability to send 100Gbps on a single wavelength using PAM-4 modulation at 53Gbaud provides module vendors with significant cost reductions by reducing the number of optical components by a factor of four. MACOM´s EML driver family is the first solution of its kind to market, utilizing innovative design and advanced semiconductor and packaging technology aimed at providing customers with the optimal high-performance, integrated solution.

MACOM´s MAOM-005311 and MAOM-005411 feature differential inputs to provide common-mode rejection while the single-ended output voltage can be adjusted up to 1.8Vpp. These devices provide 6 dB of gain control range with integrated peak detector on each channel for closed loop control. Available as a surface mount package, this solution integrates the high frequency chokes and coupling capacitors for bias of the driver and EML.

MACOM enables a better-connected and safer world by delivering breakthrough semiconductor technologies for optical, wireless and satellite networks that satisfy society´s insatiable demand for information.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.