Features and Benefits

  • SFP/SFF and SFF-8472 MSA-compliant
  • SFP reference design available
  • 50 Mbps to 4.25 Gbps operation
  • Automatic average power control
  • Typical 60 ps rise/fall time
  • VCSEL, DFB, and FP laser support
  • Bias current range: 2 mA to 100 mA
  • Modulation current range: 5 mA to 90 mA
  • Laser fail alarm and automatic laser shutdown (ALS)
  • Bias and modulation current monitoring
  • 3.3 V supply
  • 4 mm × 4 mm LFCSP
  • Voltage setpoint control
  • Resistor setpoint control
  • Pin-compatible with ADN2870

Product Details

The ADN2871 laser diode driver (LDD) is designed for advanced SFP and SFF modules, using SFF-8472 digital diagnostics. The ADN2871 supports operation from 50 Mbps up to 4.25 Gbps.

Average power and extinction ratios can be set with a voltage provided by a microcontroller DAC or by a trimmable resistor or digital potentiometer. The average power control loop is implemented using feedback from a monitor photodiode. The device provides bias and modulation current monitoring, as well as fail alarms and automatic laser shutdown (ALS). The device interfaces easily with the Analog Devices, Inc., ADuC7019 and ADuC7020 family of MicroConverter® devices and with the ADN2890, ADN2891, and ADN2892 family of limiting amplifiers to make a complete SFP/SFF transceiver solution. An SFP reference design is available.

The product is pin-compatible with the ADN2870 dual-loop LDD, allowing the same design to work with either device. For dual-loop control applications, refer to the ADN2870 data sheet. The product is available in a space-saving 4 mm × 4 mm LFCSP specified over the −40°C to +85°C temperature range.


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