Optical communication networks use fiber optic cable and laser LEDs to provide high speed data communication channels for wide area networks and smaller, high capacity, campus or data-center communication networks.
The interface to the optical cable requires specific physical layer drivers and receivers and specialized controllers to manage signal conversion. Our in-house SiGe BiCMOS process allows us to provide a full family of laser drivers, controllers, transimepdance amplifiers (TIAs), limiting amplifiers, and timing circuits for optical networking.
We offer optimized physical media ICs for every optical application, including laser drivers, transimpedance amplifiers, limiting amplifiers, clock and data recovery (CDR) circuits, serializers, and deserializers. Our optical module ICs support Ethernet, SONET/SDH, SFF/SFP, SFP+, and QSFP+ standards. We provide the most complete product line of PON (EPON, GPON, GEPON) solutions.
High-Efficiency Buck-Boost Regulator with 5A SwitchesMAX77816
98% efficiency with I2C interface for single-cell Li-ion battery-powered applications.
20A User-Configurable Quad-Phase Buck ConverterMAX77812
91% efficiency with 3.4MHz high-speed I2C and 30MHz SPI interface, optimized for single-cell battery-powered applications.
11.32Gbps Transceiver with Dual CDRs, Digital Monitors, and DC-Coupled Laser DriverMAX3955
This 11.3Gbps, highly-integrated, low-power transceiver with dual CDRs, and digital diagnostics monitoring (DDM) is designed for next-generation SONET transmission systems.
Low-Power Transimpedance Amplifier for 10GBASE-SR ApplicationsMAX3797
This device is a low-power transimpedance amplifier incorporating an automatic gain control (AGC) architecture and is designed for optical transmission systems at data rates up to 10.3125Gbps and for use with PIN diodes.
This 16-bit microcontroller with a unique peripheral set supports optical applications that require high-resolution conversion of many analog signals and digital signal processing (DSP) of those signals, high-speed data communication to an external host, and ultra-low power dissipation.
SFF/SFP Laser Driver with Extinction Ratio ControlMAX3738
This laser driver is designed for multirate transceiver modules with data rates from 1Gbps to 4.25Gbps. Lasers can be DC-coupled to the MAX3738 for reduced component count and ease of multirate operation.
Our optical communication solutions provide additional information on designing passive optical network (PON) infrastructure products, including examples and block diagrams of typical designs
Passive Optical Network (PON)
PON Optical Network Terminal (ONT)
PON Optical Line Terminal (OLT) Line Card
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