The storage computing environment is built upon industry standard servers typically located in racks and interconnected using both open and proprietary communications standards.

In addition to the server racks are an equal number of storage racks that accommodate both spinning magnetic disk drives and silicon based storage drives. Storage is connected into the servers using flexible mesh protocols as well as PCIe, SAS, and other protocols. Servers are connected into clusters and to the internet via optical networking links.


Power Management

Datacenter managers are very concerned about the power efficiency of the servers and communication equipment deployed within their facilities. Higher efficiency translates into lower operating costs and the ability to increase processing density.

We provide the industry's most efficient power management ICs (PMICs) for datacenter servers and communications equipment. Please contact a Maxim Sales Representative for more information.

Our state-of-the-art, scalable, 48V direct conversion power distribution solution breaks the efficiency, density and transient performance barrier of the typical two-stage implementation by performing a single-stage conversion (48V-to-load) using integrated power and magnetics. 48V direct-to-load conversion eliminates one power conversion stage and, in rack implementations, reduces distribution power loss by a factor of 16 over 12V architectures.

48V Rack Power Distribution ›

Optical Communications

Large datacenters frequently employ optical networking technology from top of rack or end of row switches to datacenter aggregation switches. These switches typically provide 10Gbps optical links with future migration to 40Gbps and 100Gbps technologies.

Our standards compliant components for optical modules implement the physical layer within TOR and aggregation switches for datacenters.

MSA-compliant Optical Module ICs ›
Passive Optical Networks (PON) ICs ›

Featured Products

11.32Gbps Transceiver with Dual CDRs, Digital Monitors, and DC-Coupled Laser Driver


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 Applications


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.


Maxim provides custom and application specific power management solutions to data center customers who specify and build their own communications and processing infrastructure.

Maxim offers the industry’s highest power densities, highest efficiencies, and highest integration in switch mode voltage regulation products.

If you have high volume data center power management applications please contact a Maxim Sales Representative for more information.