APPLICATION NOTE 3432

MAX3991: Accurate Loss-of-Signal Detection in 10Gbps Optical Receivers using the MAX3991

By: Sharon Wang

Abstract: This design note outlines the characteristics of the MAX3991 LOS detector, and describes how to set the optical assert power in a 10Gbps receiver for a specified BER. A method for increasing LOS hysteresis for operation at low power levels is also described.