Nanotech Semiconductor unveils low-power, pure CMOS TIA for GPON

June 3, 2010
JUNE 3, 2010 -- Nanotech Semiconductor Ltd., a fabless IC company specializing in advanced CMOS analog and mixed-signal ICs for fiber-optic communications, has announced the availability of the NT25L51 high-sensitivity, low-power, pure CMOS, 2.5-Gbps transimpedance amplifier (TIA) for GPON applications.

JUNE 3, 2010 -- Nanotech Semiconductor Ltd., a fabless IC company specializing in advanced CMOS analog and mixed-signal ICs for fiber-optic communications, has announced the availability of the NT25L51 high-sensitivity, low-power, pure CMOS, 2.5-Gbps transimpedance amplifier (TIA) for GPON applications.

The NT25L51 can achieve typical sensitivities better than -34 dBm at a bit-error rate (BER) of 10-10 with an avalanche photodiode, while consuming less than 20 mA typical supply current, Nanotech asserts. The TIA is simple to use and has a flexible bond pad configuration compatible with all major TO-can layouts, the company adds. The NT25L51 features left or right side power supply pads, a data polarity invert function, and photodiode current mirror that is selectable to sink or source output type.

The NT25L51 is available now in mass-production quantities, along with evaluation material and documentation.

Said Christian Rookes, marketing manager at Nanotech, “The NT25L51 provides our customers a route to reduce cost and power consumption in both existing and new designs. As the NT25L51 pad-out is compatible with industry-standard TO-can configurations it requires very little design effort too.”

The company also announced the shipment of its 30 millionth IC, less than 6 months after reaching the 20 million milestone. According to industry reports, this would make Nanotech the fastest-growing startup in the fiber-optics IC segment, the company says.

Gary Steele, CEO, commented, "As the NT25L51 is fabricated in pure CMOS at the world's leading foundry, Nanotech offers a TIA solution that delivers the best performance coupled with high-volume capability, short lead time, and low cost required for GPON applications. The rapid upturn in demand this year has really helped make our case to customers of the benefits of CMOS technology, and shipping our 30 millionth chip shows customers have welcomed our world-beating portfolio of chipsets.”

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