MAX3643: Generating a TX Power Monitor in Burst Mode Applications (Using MAX3643 and the DS1863 or DS1865)

Abstract: Passive optical networks (PON) use burst type optical transmitters that transmit data (have optical output power) for a very short period of time. These transmitters are only active (bursting data) a small percentage of the time and the burst time will vary from one burst to another. These factors lead to difficulties in implementing a low-cost burst TX power monitor. This application note illustrates a simple and low-cost method for generating a burst TX power monitor using the MAX3643 laser driver and the DS1863 or DS1865 controllers. Test data is also provided illustrating the operation and performance of the monitor circuit.

Next Steps
EE-Mail Subscribe to EE-Mail and receive automatic notice of new documents in your areas of interest.
Download Download, PDF Format
© , Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
The content on this webpage is protected by copyright laws of the United States and of foreign countries. For requests to copy this content, contact us.
APP 3927:
APPLICATION NOTE 3927,AN3927, AN 3927, APP3927, Appnote3927, Appnote 3927