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ADN2880:  3.2 Gbps 3.3V Low Noise TIA for Small Form Factors

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The ADN2880 is a 3.3 V, high gain SiGe transimpedance amplifier (TIA). The TIA converts the small signal current of a photo detector into differential voltage output. The ADN2880 features a 315 nA typical input-referred noise, enabling an optical sensitivity of −24.2 dBm (0.85 A/W PIN). With a bandwidth of 2.5 GHz, the ADN2880 allows a data rate operation up to 3.2 Gbps. Typical power dissipation is approximately 70 mW.

To facilitate the assembly in small form factor packages, such as TO-46 headers, the ADN2880 provides an on-chip RC filter (200 Ω, 20 pF) and features a 20 kHz low frequency cutoff without using an external capacitor. An on-chip RSSI circuit, which generates a voltage proportional to the average photo-diode current, is also available for power monitoring and assembly alignment.

The ADN2880 is available in die form. With a chip area of 1.2 mm × 0.7 mm, the TIA layout is specifically optimized for TO-Can-based packages.


  • 3.2 Gbps or below optical receivers
  • SONET/GbE/FC optical receivers
  • SFF-8472-compliant receivers
  • PIN/APD-TIA receive optical subassemblies (ROSA)


  • Bandwidth: 2.5 GHz
  • Optical sensitivity: −24.2 dBm
  • Differential transimpedance: 4400 V/A
  • Power dissipation: 70 mW
  • Differential output swing: 260 mV p-p
  • Input overload current: 4.3 mA p-p
  • On-chip RSSI function
  • Low frequency cutoff: 20 kHz
  • On-chip PD filter: RF = 200 Ω, CF= 20 pF
  • Die size: 0.7 mm x 1.2 mm

Functional Block Diagram for ADN2880


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