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    Application Note 6843 
    How to Configure the Optimal Settings for the Best PPG and ECG Performance in the MAX86150
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    1.6MB
    Application Note 6433 
    Understanding Penetration Depth vs. Wavelength for Biosensor Applications
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    657.7kB
    Application Note 6410 
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio as a Quantitative Measure for Optical Biosensors
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    595.5kB
    Application Note 6128 
    All-Optical Switching in Transparent Networks: Challenges and New Implementations
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    788.9kB
    Application Note 4489 
    Typically Testing “Typical” in a Typical Manner
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    2.2MB
    Application Note 5425 
    Thermoelectric Cooler Control Using the DS4830A Optical Microcontroller
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    877.2kB
    Application Note 5888 
    Recommended Initialization Sequence for the MAX3955 and MAX3956 Devices
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    103.3kB
    Application Note 5602 
    In-System Programming Using I2C Bootloader Commands
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    371.4kB
    Application Note 5410 
    Map Colors of a CIE Plot and Color Temperature Using an RGB Color Sensor
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    153kB
    Tutorial 4332 
    How to Design an Efficient DC-DC Converter Using the DS1875 PWM Controller
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    272.4kB
    Application Note 4491 
    Damage from a Lightning Bolt or a Spark—It Depends on How Tall You Are!
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    296.8kB
    Application Note 5424 
    Thermoelectric Cooler Control Using the DS4830 Optical Microcontroller
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    84.3kB
    Application Note 4230 
    Expanding the Functionality of the MAX9930 for CATV Applications
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    210.4kB
    Application Note 4490 
    How Signal Chains and PLCs Impact Our Lives
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    102.7kB
    Application Note 5321 
    Calibrating the ADC Internal Offset of the DS4830 Optical Microcontroller
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    113.3kB
    Application Note 5266 
    Quick Reference Guide for Programming the DS1877 SFP Controller
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    322.2kB
    Application Note 5262 
    Allocate Flash and SRAM Memory on a MAXQ® Microcontroller Using the IAR Compiler
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 5242 
    EPON-SFF Host Adapter
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    176kB
    Tutorial 5051 
    Ambient-Light Sensing Optimizes Visibility and Battery Life of Portable Displays
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    141kB
    Application Note 5019 
    Using Gimpel's PC-lint with IAR Embedded Workbench and a MAXQ Microcontroller
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    63kB
    Application Note 4977 
    Simple Detection Circuit Lowers Stress on LED Driver with Power-Line Dimming
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4918 
    PHY107X Evaluation GUI Version 2.5 Users Guide
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4909 
    PHY1070/PHY1075 Reference Firmware
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4915 
    Setting Up the IAR Embedded Workbench for Phyworks' Firmware
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4916 
    PHY1076-01 SFP Reference Design for 155-2448Mbps Applications
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4917 
    PHY107x Evaluation GUI 1.6 Users Guide
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4911 
    Reducing Bias Noise in PHY1075 Applications
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4912 
    Using a Pre-Calibrated Temperature Sensor in PHY1070-Family SFP
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4914 
    EEPROM and FLASH Write Cycle Timing
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4907 
    Setting Up and Programming the PHY107x in Non-DDM Applications
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4920 
    Microcontroller Based PHY1078 Reference Design
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4926 
    PHY1066 and PHY1068 Thermal Considerations
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4927 
    Generate Modulation Current LUTs for PHY2078 Based Optical Modules at Single Temperature
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4919 
    PHY1075-01 Matching Circuits for 4G TOSA
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4908 
    Programming the Phyworks' PHY1070-Family Reference Designs
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4921 
    Temperature Compensation using Bias and Modulation Current with PHY1078
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4922 
    Design a Low Power Consumption Optical Module Using PHY1040
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4923 
    Use of the PHY1040 IC for 125Mbps to 2.125 Gbps SFP Applications
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4924 
    Reduction of Current Consumption in Applications Using PHY107x
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4925 
    Calibrating a PHY2078-Based Optical Module at a Single Temperature
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4910 
    Preventing Clock Stretching in Phyworks' Reference Designs
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    72kB
    Application Note 4888 
    DS1876 Quick Reference Guide for the DS1876 SFP Controller
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    63kB
    Application Note 4638 
    DS1874 Quick Reference Guide
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    459kB
    Application Note 4613 
    A Proposed Framework for Measuring, Identifying, and Eliminating Clock and Data Jitter on High-Speed Serial Communication Links
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    50kB
    Application Note 4463 
    Compensating for the Nonlinear APD Response
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    HFRD-29.12: Dual-Rate (1.25Gbps/10.3125Gbps) VCSEL SFP+ Transceiver with DS1874 Controller
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    599kB
    Application Note 4461 
    HFAN-04.5.5 Characterizing Power-Supply Noise Rejection in PLL Clock Synthesizers
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    356kB
    Application Note 4218 
    Unbalanced Twisted Pairs Can Give You the Jitters!
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 4341 
    HFRD-29.7: Multirate (1Gbps to 10.3125Gbps) VCSEL SFP+ Transceiver
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    317kB
    Tutorial 4300 
    Calculating the Error Budget in Precision Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Applications
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    50kB
    Tutorial 4221 
    How to Optimize Avalanche Photodiode (APD) Bias Range Using a DS1841 Logarithmic Resistor
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    242.8kB
    Application Note 3981 
    HFTA-15.0 Thermistor Networks and Genetics
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    HFRD-30.1: SFP+ Host Board
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    30kB
    Tutorial 4075 
    How to Use the DS1864's Current DACs as Voltage DACs
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    103kB
    Application Note 4032 
    HFTA-16.0: ESD Protection for Bipolar Integrated Circuits
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    55kB
    Application Note 3953 
    Side-by-Side Comparison of Fiber-Monitoring and Control ICs
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    36kB
    Application Note 3929 
    Avalanche-Photodiode Detector Circuit Limits Current to 1mA and Improves Transient Response
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    31kB
    Application Note 3897 
    How to Calibrate a DS1862 Using an External Temperature Sensor
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    136kB
    Application Note 3264 
    Compact DWDM laser Temperature Control with the MAX8521
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    300kB
    Application Note 3015 
    MAX3735A: MAX3735A Laser Driver Output Configurations, Part 4: Driving VCSELS
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    117.3kB
    Application Note 2931 
    HFTA-09.0: T3/E3/STS-1 Fiber Optic Extension
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    345.5kB
    Application Note 2946 
    MAX3645: Using the MAX3645 as a Pin-for-Pin Replacement of the Mindspeed MC2045-2/2Y
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    60kB
    Application Note 2099 
    DS1847/DS1848 Online Interactive Temperature Calculator
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    105.9kB
    Application Note 1938 
    HFAN-03.0.2: Optical Receiver Performance Evaluation
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    51kB
    Application Note 1922 
    Calculator Converts Analog Signals to Digital Format for Optical SFF-8472 Standard
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    92kB
    Application Note 233 
    Regenerating the DS1847/DS1848 Resistor Calibration Constants
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    158kB
    Tutorial 1757 
    HFAN-08.2.1: PWM Temperature Controller for Thermoelectric Modules Keeps Components within 0.1°C
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    53kB
    Application Note 228 
    How to Interpret DS1854, DS1857, and DS1858 Temperature and Voltage Readings
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    30kB
    Application Note 216 
    How to Interpret DS1847/DS1848 Temperature Readings
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    25kB
    Application Note 217 
    How to Interpret DS1852 Temperature and Voltage Readings
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    140.1kB
    Application Note 181 
    DS1847/DS1848 Temperature Coefficient Supplement
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    119kB
    Application Note 291 
    HFAN-01.0: Introduction to LVDS, PECL, and CML

    Reference Designs

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    EPON-SFF Host Adapter
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4909 
    PHY1070/PHY1075 Reference Firmware
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4911 
    Reducing Bias Noise in PHY1075 Applications
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4912 
    Using a Pre-Calibrated Temperature Sensor in PHY1070-Family SFP
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4908 
    Programming the Phyworks' PHY1070-Family Reference Designs
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4910 
    Preventing Clock Stretching in Phyworks' Reference Designs
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 4541 
    HFRD-29.12: Dual-Rate (1.25Gbps/10.3125Gbps) VCSEL SFP+ Transceiver with DS1874 Controller
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 4538 
    HFRD-29.11: Dual-Rate (1.25Gbps/10.3125Gbps) VCSEL Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) Transceiver
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 4352 
    HFRD-39.0: 40Gbps, Quad-SFP Half-Active Copper Cable Assembly
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 4341 
    HFRD-29.7: Multirate (1Gbps to 10.3125Gbps) VCSEL SFP+ Transceiver
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    Reference Schematic 4122 
    Simple Regulator Provides Constant Voltage for High-Side Current Monitors
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 4138 
    HFRD-31.0: 20Gbps, Quad-SFP Active Copper Cable Assembly
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 4139 
    HFRD-32.0: Quad-SFP Host Adapter
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 4094 
    HFRD-30.1: SFP+ Host Board
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 3993 
    HFRD-26.0: GEPON SFF Host Board
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 3985 
    HFRD-25.2: Low-Cost GEPON SFF ONT with µC
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 3926 
    HFRD-22.3: Modular GPON (MOGPON) ONT
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 3600 
    HFRD-21.0: 2.5Gbps Cooled TOSA Evaluation Board (Includes MAX3735A Laser Driver and MAX8521 TEC Controller)
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 3540 
    HFRD-18.0: High-Frequency XFP Host Board
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 3376 
    HFRD-15.3: High-Frequency SFP Host Board (Includes Integrated RS-232 to I²C Conversion)
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 2360 
    HFRD-05.0: Multi-Rate (1Gbps - 3.2Gbps) 850nm Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) Transceiver
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    HFRD-04.0: 2.7Gbps, 1310nm Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) Transceiver

    Applications: Automotive/Industrial

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    Application Note 4490 
    How Signal Chains and PLCs Impact Our Lives
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    86kB
    Application Note 3726 
    MAX3905: MOST Automotive Transmitter Using the MAX3905 and an ULM Photonics VCSEL

    Applications: Consumer Optoelectronics

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    128.3kB
    Application Note 6843 
    How to Configure the Optimal Settings for the Best PPG and ECG Performance in the MAX86150
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    657.7kB
    Application Note 6410 
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio as a Quantitative Measure for Optical Biosensors
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    595.5kB
    Application Note 6128 
    All-Optical Switching in Transparent Networks: Challenges and New Implementations
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    113.3kB
    Application Note 5266 
    Quick Reference Guide for Programming the DS1877 SFP Controller
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    176kB
    Tutorial 5051 
    Ambient-Light Sensing Optimizes Visibility and Battery Life of Portable Displays
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    30kB
    Application Note 4939 
    How to Implement End-of-Conversion Detection in Maxim's Ambient Light Sensors
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    53kB
    Application Note 4464 
    DS1875 Quick Reference Guide
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    50kB
    Application Note 4463 
    Compensating for the Nonlinear APD Response
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    29kB
    Application Note 2934 
    MAX3701: Interfacing the MAX3701 to a Blue/Violet Laser Diode [Application Brief]

    Applications: Optical Control and Monitoring

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    595.5kB
    Application Note 6128 
    All-Optical Switching in Transparent Networks: Challenges and New Implementations
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    877.2kB
    Application Note 5888 
    Recommended Initialization Sequence for the MAX3955 and MAX3956 Devices
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    103.3kB
    Application Note 5602 
    In-System Programming Using I2C Bootloader Commands
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    296.8kB
    Application Note 5424 
    Thermoelectric Cooler Control Using the DS4830 Optical Microcontroller
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    102.7kB
    Application Note 5321 
    Calibrating the ADC Internal Offset of the DS4830 Optical Microcontroller
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    113.3kB
    Application Note 5266 
    Quick Reference Guide for Programming the DS1877 SFP Controller
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    322.2kB
    Application Note 5262 
    Allocate Flash and SRAM Memory on a MAXQ® Microcontroller Using the IAR Compiler
    View   In New Window PDF
    141kB
    Application Note 5019 
    Using Gimpel's PC-lint with IAR Embedded Workbench and a MAXQ Microcontroller
    View   In New Window PDF
    63kB
    Application Note 4977 
    Simple Detection Circuit Lowers Stress on LED Driver with Power-Line Dimming
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    72kB
    Application Note 4888 
    DS1876 Quick Reference Guide for the DS1876 SFP Controller
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    55kB
    Application Note 4735 
    Quick Reference Guide for Programming the DS1873 SFP+ Controller
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    53kB
    Application Note 4464 
    DS1875 Quick Reference Guide
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    50kB
    Application Note 4463 
    Compensating for the Nonlinear APD Response
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    50kB
    Tutorial 4221 
    How to Optimize Avalanche Photodiode (APD) Bias Range Using a DS1841 Logarithmic Resistor
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    30kB
    Application Note 4222 
    DS1863; DS1865; DS1875: How to Interface to MAX3736 Compact Laser Driver
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    54kB
    Reference Schematic 4122 
    Simple Regulator Provides Constant Voltage for High-Side Current Monitors
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    54kB
    Application Note 4157 
    Enhanced RSSI Calibration for APDs Using the DS1864
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    55kB
    Application Note 4110 
    DS1865 Quick Reference Guide
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    30kB
    Tutorial 4075 
    How to Use the DS1864's Current DACs as Voltage DACs
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    79kB
    Application Note 4057 
    How to Increase the Operating Speed on the MAX4007
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    55kB
    Application Note 3953 
    Side-by-Side Comparison of Fiber-Monitoring and Control ICs
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    36kB
    Application Note 3929 
    Avalanche-Photodiode Detector Circuit Limits Current to 1mA and Improves Transient Response
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    21kB
    Application Note 3923 
    Connecting Multiple DS1859 Devices on the Same I²C Bus
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    31kB
    Application Note 3897 
    How to Calibrate a DS1862 Using an External Temperature Sensor
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    42kB
    Application Note 3481 
    Using the DS1859 with External EEPROM
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    170kB
    Application Note 3080 
    Accurate Power Control of the MAX3740A Laser Driver
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    92kB
    Application Note 3257 
    Using DS3902 in Low Cost Optical Modules
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    136kB
    Application Note 3264 
    Compact DWDM laser Temperature Control with the MAX8521
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    78kB
    Application Note 3252 
    How to Add an Offset to the DS1859 Temperature Reading
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    60kB
    Application Note 2099 
    DS1847/DS1848 Online Interactive Temperature Calculator
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    51kB
    Application Note 1922 
    Calculator Converts Analog Signals to Digital Format for Optical SFF-8472 Standard
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    92kB
    Application Note 233 
    Regenerating the DS1847/DS1848 Resistor Calibration Constants
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    53kB
    Application Note 228 
    How to Interpret DS1854, DS1857, and DS1858 Temperature and Voltage Readings
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    78kB
    Application Note 1794 
    Interfacing Digitally Controlled Pots and Resistors to Laser Drivers
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    48kB
    Application Note 1769 
    Behind the Light Show in Optical Transceivers
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    30kB
    Application Note 216 
    How to Interpret DS1847/DS1848 Temperature Readings
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    25kB
    Application Note 217 
    How to Interpret DS1852 Temperature and Voltage Readings
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    70kB
    Application Note 210 
    Meet SFF-8472 Resolution and Accuracy Goals with Internal Calibration
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    44kB
    Application Note 174 
    Monitor Calibration in Fiber Optic Applications
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    113kB
    Application Note 207 
    DS1845/DS1855 Temperature Coefficient Analysis
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    46kB
    Application Note 1010 
    Methods of Controlling Laser Drivers: POTs and DACs
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    140.1kB
    Application Note 181 
    DS1847/DS1848 Temperature Coefficient Supplement
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    32kB
    Application Note 167 
    Considerations for the DS1847/DS1848 Look-Up Tables
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    36kB
    Application Note 1811 
    Visible-Laser Driver Has Digitally Controlled Power Modulation
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    64kB
    Application Note 3842 
    Stabilizing Thermoelectric Controller (TEC) Loops Using a Unit-Step Response

    Applications: Optical Fiber Access

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    595.5kB
    Application Note 6128 
    All-Optical Switching in Transparent Networks: Challenges and New Implementations
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    633kB
    Application Note 3833 
    MAX3654: Obtaining Larger Output Signals in GPON ONT Video Overlay Applications Using the MAX3654
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    53kB
    Application Note 4464 
    DS1875 Quick Reference Guide
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    50kB
    Application Note 4463 
    Compensating for the Nonlinear APD Response
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 3993 
    HFRD-26.0: GEPON SFF Host Board
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 3985 
    HFRD-25.2: Low-Cost GEPON SFF ONT with µC
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 3926 
    HFRD-22.3: Modular GPON (MOGPON) ONT
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    351kB
    Application Note 3896 
    HFTA-14.0 Design Challenges of GPON FEC Receivers
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    708kB
    Application Note 3516 
    MAX3656: Optimizing the MAX3656 Output Network for Long Laser Leads in GPON/GEPON Application
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    56kB
    Application Note 1993 
    MAX3872: Choosing an Optimal Filter Capacitor for the MAX3872 Multi-Rate CDR

    Applications: Optical Modules

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    128.3kB
    Application Note 6843 
    How to Configure the Optimal Settings for the Best PPG and ECG Performance in the MAX86150
    View   In New Window PDF
    657.7kB
    Application Note 6410 
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio as a Quantitative Measure for Optical Biosensors
    View   In New Window PDF
    595.5kB
    Application Note 6128 
    All-Optical Switching in Transparent Networks: Challenges and New Implementations
    View   In New Window PDF
    2.2MB
    Application Note 5425 
    Thermoelectric Cooler Control Using the DS4830A Optical Microcontroller
    View   In New Window PDF
    877.2kB
    Application Note 5888 
    Recommended Initialization Sequence for the MAX3955 and MAX3956 Devices
    View   In New Window PDF
    103.3kB
    Application Note 5602 
    In-System Programming Using I2C Bootloader Commands
    View   In New Window PDF
    153kB
    Tutorial 4332 
    How to Design an Efficient DC-DC Converter Using the DS1875 PWM Controller
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    296.8kB
    Application Note 5424 
    Thermoelectric Cooler Control Using the DS4830 Optical Microcontroller
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    102.7kB
    Application Note 5321 
    Calibrating the ADC Internal Offset of the DS4830 Optical Microcontroller
    View   In New Window PDF
    113.3kB
    Application Note 5266 
    Quick Reference Guide for Programming the DS1877 SFP Controller
    View   In New Window PDF
    322.2kB
    Application Note 5262 
    Allocate Flash and SRAM Memory on a MAXQ® Microcontroller Using the IAR Compiler
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 5242 
    EPON-SFF Host Adapter
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4915 
    Setting Up the IAR Embedded Workbench for Phyworks' Firmware
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4916 
    PHY1076-01 SFP Reference Design for 155-2448Mbps Applications
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4917 
    PHY107x Evaluation GUI 1.6 Users Guide
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4918 
    PHY107X Evaluation GUI Version 2.5 Users Guide
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4914 
    EEPROM and FLASH Write Cycle Timing
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4907 
    Setting Up and Programming the PHY107x in Non-DDM Applications
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4920 
    Microcontroller Based PHY1078 Reference Design
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4926 
    PHY1066 and PHY1068 Thermal Considerations
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4927 
    Generate Modulation Current LUTs for PHY2078 Based Optical Modules at Single Temperature
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4919 
    PHY1075-01 Matching Circuits for 4G TOSA
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4921 
    Temperature Compensation using Bias and Modulation Current with PHY1078
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4922 
    Design a Low Power Consumption Optical Module Using PHY1040
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4923 
    Use of the PHY1040 IC for 125Mbps to 2.125 Gbps SFP Applications
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4924 
    Reduction of Current Consumption in Applications Using PHY107x
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4925 
    Calibrating a PHY2078-Based Optical Module at a Single Temperature
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    55kB
    Application Note 4735 
    Quick Reference Guide for Programming the DS1873 SFP+ Controller
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    53kB
    Application Note 4464 
    DS1875 Quick Reference Guide
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    50kB
    Application Note 4463 
    Compensating for the Nonlinear APD Response
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 4094 
    HFRD-30.1: SFP+ Host Board
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    71kB
    Application Note 3927 
    MAX3643: Generating a TX Power Monitor in Burst Mode Applications (Using MAX3643 and the DS1863 or DS1865)
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    310kB
    Application Note 3887 
    MAX3643: Using the MAX3643 Laser Driver with a Low-Cost Microcontroller
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    200kB
    Application Note 3790 
    MAX3967A: Improving Speed Performance of Slow LEDs Using the MAX3967A with Added Peaking Elements
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    150kB
    Application Note 3742 
    MAX3735A: Special Considerations When Interfacing the MAX3735A to the DS1859
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 3600 
    HFRD-21.0: 2.5Gbps Cooled TOSA Evaluation Board (Includes MAX3735A Laser Driver and MAX8521 TEC Controller)
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    191kB
    Application Note 3596 
    MAX3740: The MAX3740/MAX3795 Laser Driver Average Power Monitors (PWRMON)
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 3540 
    HFRD-18.0: High-Frequency XFP Host Board
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    34kB
    Application Note 3432 
    MAX3991: Accurate Loss-of-Signal Detection in 10Gbps Optical Receivers using the MAX3991
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 3376 
    HFRD-15.3: High-Frequency SFP Host Board (Includes Integrated RS-232 to I²C Conversion)
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    176kB
    Application Note 3342 
    MAX3656: Using the MAX3656 Laser Driver to Transmit Serial Digital Video with Pathological Patterns
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    92kB
    Application Note 3257 
    Using DS3902 in Low Cost Optical Modules
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    112kB
    Application Note 3258 
    HFTA-08.0: Receivers and Transmitters in DWDM Systems
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    26kB
    Application Note 3238 
    MAX3905: Output Current Calculator for the MAX3905
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    345.5kB
    Application Note 2946 
    MAX3645: Using the MAX3645 as a Pin-for-Pin Replacement of the Mindspeed MC2045-2/2Y
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    728kB
    Application Note 2703 
    MAX3735A: Laser Driver Output Configurations, Part 3: Differential Drive
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    HFRD-05.0: Multi-Rate (1Gbps - 3.2Gbps) 850nm Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) Transceiver
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    HFRD-04.0: 2.7Gbps, 1310nm Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) Transceiver
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    278kB
    Application Note 2111 
    MAX3735A: Laser Driver Output Configurations, Part 1: DC-Coupled Optimization Techniques
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    33kB
    Application Note 1908 
    MAX3735: Using the MAX3735 in a Small Form Factor (SFF) Transceiver Module
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    231kB
    Application Note 1747 
    MAX3735: Choosing the APC Loop Capacitors Used with MAX3735/MAX3735A SFP Module Designs
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    98kB
    Application Note 1183 
    MAX3861: Configuring the MAX3861 AGC Amp as an SFP Limiting Amplifier with RSSI
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    49kB
    Application Note 242 
    MAX3667: Driving A Laser Diode With the MAX3667 From A Single +3.3V Power Supply
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    88kB
    Application Note 1065 
    MAX3274: MAX3274 Optimizes Dual-Rate, Fibre Channel Receivers
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    32kB
    Application Note 995 
    MAX3892: 2.7Gbps Transponder Applications Using the MAX3892, MAX3882, and MAX3670 Chipset
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    38kB
    Application Note 472 
    MAX3930: Simulating Direct Laser Modulation with the MAX3930
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    24kB
    Application Note 468 
    MAX3265: Using MAX3265 LOS in GBICs

    Applications: Reference Designs

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    113.3kB
    Application Note 5266 
    Quick Reference Guide for Programming the DS1877 SFP Controller
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    55kB
    Application Note 4735 
    Quick Reference Guide for Programming the DS1873 SFP+ Controller
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    50kB
    Application Note 4463 
    Compensating for the Nonlinear APD Response
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    HFRD-39.0: 40Gbps, Quad-SFP Half-Active Copper Cable Assembly

    General: High Speed Digital Interfaces

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    459kB
    Application Note 4613 
    A Proposed Framework for Measuring, Identifying, and Eliminating Clock and Data Jitter on High-Speed Serial Communication Links
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    235kB
    Application Note 1788 
    HFAN-06.2: IBIS Data for CML, PECL, and LVDS Interface Circuits
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    32kB
    Application Note 292 
    HFAN-01.1: Choosing AC-Coupling Capacitors
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    119kB
    Application Note 291 
    HFAN-01.0: Introduction to LVDS, PECL, and CML

    General: High Speed Interconnect

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    459kB
    Application Note 4613 
    A Proposed Framework for Measuring, Identifying, and Eliminating Clock and Data Jitter on High-Speed Serial Communication Links
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    103kB
    Application Note 4032 
    HFTA-16.0: ESD Protection for Bipolar Integrated Circuits
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    235kB
    Application Note 1788 
    HFAN-06.2: IBIS Data for CML, PECL, and LVDS Interface Circuits

    General: Jitter and Jitter Measurements

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    459kB
    Application Note 4613 
    A Proposed Framework for Measuring, Identifying, and Eliminating Clock and Data Jitter on High-Speed Serial Communication Links
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    599kB
    Application Note 4461 
    HFAN-04.5.5 Characterizing Power-Supply Noise Rejection in PLL Clock Synthesizers
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    51kB
    Application Note 3419 
    HFTA-10.0: Physical Layer Performance: Testing the Bit Error Ratio (BER)
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    205kB
    Application Note 3353 
    HFAN-04.5.4: 'Jitter Happens' when a Twisted Pair is Unbalanced
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    442kB
    Application Note 3290 
    HFAN-04.5.3: A Stressed Source for Testing 4Gbps 850nm FC Receivers
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    87kB
    Application Note 1181 
    HFAN-04.5.1: Measuring Random Jitter on a Digital Sampling Oscilloscope
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    228kB
    Application Note 467 
    HFAN-04.5.0: Measuring Deterministic Jitter with a K28.5 Pattern and an Oscilloscope
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    86kB
    Application Note 987 
    HFAN-04.0.4: Jitter in Digital Communication Systems, Part 2
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    149kB
    Application Note 794 
    HFAN-04.0.3: Jitter in Digital Communication Systems, Part 1
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    94kB
    Application Note 377 
    HFAN-04.3.0: Jitter Specifications Made Easy: A Heuristic Discussion of Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet Methods
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    38kB
    Application Note 462 
    HFAN-04.0.2: Converting between RMS and Peak-to-Peak Jitter at a Specified BER

    General: Mechanical Assembly and Thermal Issues

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    242.8kB
    Application Note 3981 
    HFTA-15.0 Thermistor Networks and Genetics
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    158kB
    Tutorial 1757 
    HFAN-08.2.1: PWM Temperature Controller for Thermoelectric Modules Keeps Components within 0.1°C
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    139kB
    Application Note 862 
    HFAN-08.1: Thermal Considerations of QFN and Other Exposed-Paddle Packages
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    91kB
    Application Note 630 
    HFAN-08.0.1: Understanding Bonding Coordinates and Physical Die Size

    General: Optical Systems

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    128.3kB
    Application Note 6843 
    How to Configure the Optimal Settings for the Best PPG and ECG Performance in the MAX86150
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    1.6MB
    Application Note 6433 
    Understanding Penetration Depth vs. Wavelength for Biosensor Applications
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    657.7kB
    Application Note 6410 
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio as a Quantitative Measure for Optical Biosensors
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    595.5kB
    Application Note 6128 
    All-Optical Switching in Transparent Networks: Challenges and New Implementations
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    296.8kB
    Application Note 5424 
    Thermoelectric Cooler Control Using the DS4830 Optical Microcontroller
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    102.7kB
    Application Note 5321 
    Calibrating the ADC Internal Offset of the DS4830 Optical Microcontroller
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    EPON-SFF Host Adapter
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    176kB
    Tutorial 5051 
    Ambient-Light Sensing Optimizes Visibility and Battery Life of Portable Displays
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    31kB
    Application Note 4871 
    Optimize the MAX44007 Ambient Light Sensor for Use in Applications with Black Glass
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    55kB
    Application Note 4735 
    Quick Reference Guide for Programming the DS1873 SFP+ Controller
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    33kB
    Application Note 3795 
    HFAN-09.2.0: Thermistor Compensation for Temperature-Induced Slope Efficiency Variations in PON Burst-Mode Laser Drivers
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    86kB
    Application Note 3470 
    HFAN-09.1.0: Impact of Transmitter RIN on Optical Link Performance
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    117.3kB
    Application Note 2931 
    HFTA-09.0: T3/E3/STS-1 Fiber Optic Extension
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    134kB
    Application Note 1738 
    HFAN-09.0.4: NRZ Bandwidth - LF Cutoff and Baseline Wander
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    18kB
    Application Note 1102 
    HFAN-09.0.3: APON Class A, B, & C Physical Layer Requirements
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    74kB
    Application Note 985 
    HFAN-09.0.2: Optical Signal-to-Noise Ratio and the Q-Factor in Fiber-Optic Communications Systems
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    42kB
    Application Note 870 
    HFAN-09.0.1: NRZ Bandwidth - HF Cutoff vs. SNR

    General: Optical Transmitter and Receiver Interfacing

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    877.2kB
    Application Note 5888 
    Recommended Initialization Sequence for the MAX3955 and MAX3956 Devices
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    EPON-SFF Host Adapter
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    93kB
    Application Note 4557 
    Digital Resistor Sets Operating Power for Laser Driver
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    55kB
    Application Note 4735 
    Quick Reference Guide for Programming the DS1873 SFP+ Controller
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    115kB
    Application Note 4227 
    HFAN-02.7.0 Reducing Laser Driver Output Noise When No Input Signal Is Applied
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    306kB
    Application Note 3766 
    HFTA-12.0: Measuring Crosstalk Penalty in High-Speed Bidirectional Serial Communication Modules
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    354kB
    Application Note 3725 
    HFAN-02.6.0: Reducing Noise and Wander in Low-Speed (<622Mbps) Optical Transmitters
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    112kB
    Application Note 3381 
    HFAN-03.2.0: Improving Noise Rejection of a PIN-TIA ROSA
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    204kB
    Application Note 3239 
    HFAN-02.5.0: Single-Ended vs Differential Methods of Driving a Laser Diode
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    34kB
    Application Note 2930 
    HFAN-02.4.0: Over-Voltage Protection for SFP Laser Drivers [Application Brief]
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    57kB
    Application Note 2710 
    HFAN-02.2.2: Optical Modulation Amplitude and Extinction Ratio
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    105.9kB
    Application Note 1938 
    HFAN-03.0.2: Optical Receiver Performance Evaluation
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    34kB
    Application Note 1937 
    HFAN-02.3.3: Optimizing the Resolution of Laser Driver Current Settings Using a Linear Digital Potentiometer
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    104kB
    Application Note 1816 
    HFAN-02.0.2: Laser Diode to Single-Mode Fiber Coupling Efficiency: Part 1 - Butt Coupling
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    56kB
    Application Note 1119 
    HFAN-02.2.1: Maintaining the Extinction Ratio of Optical Transmitters Using K-Factor Control
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    130kB
    Application Note 1092 
    HFAN-02.3.1: Maintaining Average Power and Extinction Ratio, Part 1, Slope Efficiency and Threshold Current
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    73kB
    Application Note 1093 
    HFAN-02.3.2: Maintaining Average Power and Extinction Ratio, Part 2, MAX3863 Laser Driver and DS1847 Digital Resistor
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    37kB
    Application Note 984 
    HFAN-02.0.1: Parasitic Inductance Effects in 10Gbps Fiber Optic Design
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    110kB
    Application Note 895 
    HFAN-03.1.1: Digitally Programmable Low-Noise Avalanche Photo Detector (APD) Bias Circuit
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    303kB
    Application Note 274 
    HFAN-02.0: Interfacing Maxim Laser Drivers with Laser Diodes
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    77kB
    Application Note 607 
    HFAN-03.0.0: Accurately Estimating Optical Receiver Sensitivity
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    51kB
    Application Note 596 
    HFAN-02.2.0: Extinction Ratio and Power Penalty
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    29kB
    Application Note 460 
    HFAN-03.0.1: Setting a LOP (Loss of Power) Threshold Level Equivalent to a BER Level of 10-3

    High-Speed Digital Interfaces

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    459kB
    Application Note 4613 
    A Proposed Framework for Measuring, Identifying, and Eliminating Clock and Data Jitter on High-Speed Serial Communication Links

    High-Speed Signal Integrity

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    459kB
    Application Note 4613 
    A Proposed Framework for Measuring, Identifying, and Eliminating Clock and Data Jitter on High-Speed Serial Communication Links
    View   In New Window   Reference Schematic 4352 
    HFRD-39.0: 40Gbps, Quad-SFP Half-Active Copper Cable Assembly


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