Analog Devices continues its leadership in the high speed optical networking market with its latest optical transceiver chipset. The new 4X fibre channel chipset consists of a TIA, limiting amplifier and 2 laser diode drivers that support 850 nm VSR links and 1310 nm/1550 nm transport links. The accompanying reference design simplifies evaluation of the chipset and provides gerber files, SW, host board, bill of materials and software to implement a SFF-8472 compatible multirate fibre channel module. Optical receive performance at 850 nm exceeds -21 dbm of optical sensitivity, while providing optical eye margins in excess of 40% on the transmit side.
The 4x Fibre Channel Chipset (SFP-RDK) consists of:
Application Note: SFP Reference Design Kit (pdf, 1,657,024 bytes)