APPLICATION NOTE 1908

MAX3735: Using the MAX3735 in a Small Form Factor (SFF) Transceiver Module


Abstract: The purpose of this design note is to show how the MAX3735 laser driver can be used in Small Form Factor (SFF) transmitter applications. The SFF Multisource Agreement (MSA) specifies two versions — 10 pin and 20 pin. The MAX3735 can be easily adapted to either. Also, the MAX3735 allows DC coupling of the laser diode and other features that enable multi-rate operation over 155Mbps to 2.7Gbps without any modifications or adjustments.