OFC Expo, Los Angeles, CA (03/08/2011) - Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a world leader in high performance semiconductors for high-performance signal processing applications, introduced the industry's first commercially available 11-Gbps and 6-Gbps integrated optical receivers today at the Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exposition (OFC) in Los Angles, California, March 8-11, 2011.
Analog Devices' ADN3000-06 and ADN3000-11 integrated optical receivers, manufactured on ADI's proprietary XFCB high-speed complementary bipolar process on bonded SOI, reduce system component count to one device and reduce the power consumption by at least half as compared to current solutions. The monolithic approach eliminates photodiode to TIA wire bonds allowing for a fully characterized solution that reduces design complexity and improves design reliability in fiber optic networks. The new optical receivers are fully compatible with normal incidence, standard telecom and datacom ROSAs (receive optical subassemblies) used today. The technology is extensible to multi-channel devices and will allow high-performance optical communications links to migrate to higher-volume applications, such as active optical cable and high-performance computing.
The ADN3000-06 and ADN3000-11 optical receivers consume only 65 mW while running on a single 3.3-V power supply offering typical sensitivity of -19 dBm OMA (optical modulation amplitude) at 6 Gbps and -17dBm OMA at 11 Gbps.
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