VI Systems offers VCSEL driver for up to 54 Gbit/s NRZ
VI Systems offers a new VCSEL driver IC which is capable for data transmission of up to 54 Gbit/s in non-return-to-zero (NRZ) modulation format. The A50-150C VCSEL driver transmitter is optimized for very low power consumption and versatile deployment in short reach optical interconnects for data center and high-performance computing applications.
BERLIN, Germany, Jun 08, 2016
VI Systems GmbH, a leader in ultra-high speed optical components for data communications, introduces the A50-150C driver integrated circuit for optical data transmission application suitable for driving vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs). The target applications are short reach optical interconnects for data center and high-performance computing applications. The driver chip is designed for a serial data rates of up 56 Gbit/s. The A50-150C is specified for the next next generation of directly modulated optical chips. The device features a differential signal input and several control functions to optimize the signal quality. The A50-150C driver IC is designed for current modulation of low capacitance VCSEL. The supply voltage is specified with 3.3V. The power consumption is 70 mW-150mW depending on the modulation current. The die size dimensions are 1000 µm x 600 µm.
You can download the datasheet here.
The picture show the eye diagram of the electrical output of the driver IC at 54Gb/s.
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About VI Systems
VI Systems GmbH, based in Berlin, Germany, is a fabless developer and manufacturer of components for optical communication. More information on VI Systems can be found on the Internet at: www.v-i-systems.com