These fiber-optic receivers target 10-Gbit/sec transmission. Based on PIN and Avalanche photodiode (APDs) detectors, the receivers support both short- and long-haul receivers for OC-192/STM and DWDM applications. The APD receiver incorporates a low dark current, low capacitance detector, and a low-noise front-end electronic amplification stage, according to the manufacturer. These devices offer a minimum bandwidth of 8 GHz, a high return loss for improved matching, and a high gain for lower noise performance. Packaging options include either a K-connector configuration for easy testing or a differential strip line output for volume assembly.
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