VI Systems launches VCSEL driver for 40 Gbps

June 22, 2010
JUNE 22, 2010 -- VI Systems GmbH has introduced the A40-150C80 vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) driver IC for short-reach optical data transmission. The new VCSEL driver IC is designed for use in high-speed optical transceivers with serial data rates of up to 40 Gbps.

JUNE 22, 2010 -- VI Systems GmbH has introduced the A40-150C80 vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) driver IC for short-reach optical data transmission. The new VCSEL driver IC is designed for use in high-speed optical transceivers with serial data rates of up to 40 Gbps.

The A40-150C is able to modulate VCSELs with very high frequencies to enable ultra high-speed data transmission over a 50/125-µm multimode fiber.

The A40-150C driver IC is designed for current modulation of the VCSEL device. The supply voltage is specified with 3.3 V. The dimensions are 800 µm x 600 µm. The power consumption is specified with typically 150 mW (including the VCSEL).

Target applications are short-reach optical receivers and transceiver modules used in optical communication networks and optical interconnects in the computer industry.

The A40-150C chip is available as engineering sample in die form.

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