Discovery Semiconductors to unveil three test Instruments at OFC/NFOEC 2010

MARCH 17, 2010 -- Discovery Semiconductors Inc. plans to introduce three new bench-top test instruments at next week’s OFC/NFOEC conference in San Diego, CA.

Mar 17th, 2010

MARCH 17, 2010 -- Discovery Semiconductors Inc. plans to introduce three new bench-top test instruments at next week’s OFC/NFOEC conference in San Diego, CA.

The HLPD (Highly Linear Photodiode) Lab Buddy is a temperature- and bias-controlled instrument designed to offer linear performance to >1.5 V output and 22 GHz of RF bandwidth.

The APD Lab Buddy is a high-sensitivity, 10-Gbps avalanche photodiode receiver offering temperature and bias voltage control.

The Kitty Hawk 40G Optical Signal Generator instrument provides multiple modulation formats at data rates ranging from 10 to 43 Gbps.

The additions complement the company's existing Lab Buddy and Kitty Hawk offerings.

All three bench-top instruments incorporate micro-controller firmware electronics and can be operated either in a manual mode or in a software-controlled mode using Discovery’s new graphical user interface. PC interface is provided via USB ports on the instruments.

“These additions allow the user to program the new instruments and integrate them easily into their automated test setups,” says Jim Rue, Discovery’s manager of high speed receivers.

Added Dr. Suhas Bhandare, coherent systems engineer, “There have been revolutionary changes in the telecom industry in the last 10 years, and Discovery has been at the forefront of several innovations. Future applications such as opto-electronic oscillators, photonic analog-to-digital converters, spectrally efficient communication systems, and mixed-signal fiber-optic backbones, to name a few, will benefit from these new innovations.”

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