Laser driver for SFP28 optical modules up to 28Gbps

Laser driver for SFP28 optical modules up to 28Gbps

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By Julien Happich

Specifically designed for SFP28 optical modules, the MALD-37030 is intended for wireless 24G CPRI and 25G Ethernet data communication applications, while the MALD-37031 is ideally suited for 28Gbps Fiber Channel Storage Networks.

The transmit channel includes a CTLE with adaptive/programmable equalization and a flexible output driver to directly drive DML lasers in TO-Cans or in hybrid packages. An internal buck-boost converter tracks the laser forward voltage and automatically generates laser anode voltages to optimize power dissipation and maintain eye quality. The integrated DML driver offer the industry’s first 28G Dual Closed Loop (DCL) operation. This operating mode only requires calibration at room temperature then the extinction ratio (ER) and average optical power are automatically controlled across operating temperatures.

The receive channel includes a high-sensitivity limiting amplifier with programmable slice level adjustment and an output driver with programmable output swing. The CDRs in the transmit and receive channels are reference-free and can be programmed to support half rate as well as bypassed to support legacy or non-standard data rates. The devices have Integrated PRBS Generator and Checker and bidirectional loop back for system diagnostics.

The chips can be paired with the company’s low power single channel TIA, M03002, and high-performance 131D-25G-LT5TC 25G DFB laser in TO-56 package.

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