The MAX3971A is a compact 10.7Gbps limiting amplifier.
It accepts signals over a wide range of input voltage levels
and provides constant-level output voltages with controlled
edge speeds. It functions as a data quantizer with
a 240mVP-P differential CML output signal with a 100Ω differential
termination. The MAX3971A has a disable function
that allows the outputs to be squelched if required by
The MAX3971A is designed to work with the MAX3970
transimpedance amplifier (TIA). The limiting amplifier
operates on a single +3.3V supply and functions over a
0°C to +85°C temperature range.
The MAX3971A is offered in die form and in a compact
4mm × 4mm 20-pin QFN and thin QFN package.