SFP Laser Controller and Diagnostic IC

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The DS1864 is an SFF-8472 multisource agreement (MSA)-compliant laser controller/monitor that is ideal for SFP optical-transceiver module designs. It controls laser driver bias and modulation currents through a pair of temperature-controlled current-sink DACs. System diagnostics are provided by monitoring three analog inputs, VCC, and temperature through the internal temperature sensor. The device also contains all EEPROM required by the SFF-8472 MSA, including all A0h and A2h EEPROM. The DS1864's memory map can be configured to be compatible with both the DS1852/DS1856 and the DS1859 memory maps. Additionally, memory is secured with customer-configurable two-level password protection.

Eye-safety features are integrated by three fast-trip comparators that monitor transmit-power high, transmit-power low, and bias current. The fast-trip comparators drive a FET driver output to disable the laser in the case of eye safety violation.

With its integrated laser driver control, system diagnostics, eye-safety features, and internal temperature sensor, the DS1864 provides an ideal solution for SFP optical transceiver modules by improving system performance, reducing board space, and simplifying design.
DS1864: Typical Operating Circuit DS1864: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • SFF-8472 MSA Compatible
  • Five Monitored Channels (Temperature, VCC, MON1, MON2, MON3)
    • Three External Analog Inputs (MON1, MON2, MON3) Support Internal and External Calibration
    • Enhanced RSSI Monitoring (26dB Range, 0.5dB Accuracy)
    • Scalable Dynamic Range for External Analog Inputs
    • Internal Direct-to-Digital Temperature Sensor Alarm and Warning Flags for All Monitored Channels
  • Two Linear 8-Bit Current-Sink DACs
    • Two User-Selectable Full-Scale Ranges (0.5mA or 1.5mA)
    • Values Changeable Every 2°C
  • Three Fast-Trip Comparators (Tx Power High, Tx Power Low, and Bias Current) for Eye Safety
  • Flexible, Two Level Password Scheme Provides Three Levels of Security
  • Provides All Optional and Required SFF-8472 MSA EEPROM (Both A0h and A2h Memory)
  • I²C-Compatible Serial Interface
  • Operates from a 3.3V or 5V Supply
  • -40°C to +95°C Operating Temperature Range
  • 28-Pin TQFN Package (5mm x 5mm)


  • Laser Control and Monitoring
  • SFP Optical Transceiver Modules

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