Optical Networking

Analog Devices’ optical networking solutions address a wide range of applications in data center, enterprise, and telecom markets. In recent years, network traffic and bandwidth growth have been driven by social media, streaming entertainment, security monitoring, navigation, gaming, remote healthcare, and many other cloud-based emerging applications, especially in crowded networks where data centers cluster and converge (think stadiums and urban centers). That’s why it has been critical to leverage low latency optical connection networks and high bandwidth connectivity to meet the demand.

Optical Networking At-a-Glance

ADI’s networking product portfolio provides leading-edge optical controller solutions, which comprise the building blocks for network infrastructure equipment that enables best-in-class reliable and scalable solutions. ADI designs and manufactures innovative optical semiconductor components that support very high bandwidth connectivity using either coherent or direct detect modulation format to facilitate bandwidth growth at low latency and satisfy consumer demand.

Key portfolio offerings of optical networking include:

  • EML, DML, MZM, and VCSEL Drivers
  • Thermoelectric Cooler (TEC) Controllers
  • Precision Photonics Controllers/Converters
  • TIA with PAM-4 CDR solutions
  • Log Amplifiers and Power Detectors
  • OTDR solutions

Coherent Optical Module Control Solutions

The Coherent detection modulation format offers more in terms of spectral efficiency and, therefore, optical bandwidth.

Analog Devices fiber optic control portfolio provides support for a range of design needs for coherent optical pluggable modules. Our optical networking solutions include a family of highly integrated, small form factor analog and mixed-signal products that control and monitor optical transmitter devices such as lasers, silicon photonics, and receivers. ADI also offers highly efficient, low noise power regulators and TEC controllers designed for small form factors for optical modules.

Direct Detect Module Control Solutions

The reduced capacity of the direct detect scheme is often more than sufficient to connect regional data center clusters. ADI’s fiber optic control portfolio provides support for a range of design needs for direct detect optical pluggable modules. Analog Devices has a family of highly integrated small form factor analog and mixed-signal products that control and monitor optical transmitter devices such as lasers, silicon photonics, and receivers. We also offer families of highly efficient, low noise power regulators and TEC controllers designed for small form factors for optical modules. These products are ideal for customers who aim to build more power efficient and economically viable optical modules.

Optical Amplifier Module Control Solutions

Analog Devices fiber optic control portfolio provides support for a range of design needs for optical amplifiers and other optical network transmission applications. Analog Devices has a family of highly integrated small form factor analog and mixed-signal products that control and monitor optical power in EDFA, RAMAN, and SOA amplifiers. Analog Devices also has a family of highly efficient low noise power regulators and TEC controllers designed for small form factors and challenging environments.

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