HiLight Semiconductor

NEWS

HiLight Semiconductor receives Innovate UK grant for £1m CMOS laser driver project

HiLight Semiconductor has successfully applied for a second grant from Innovate UK – the operating name of the Technology Strategy Board, the UK's innovation agency. The grant has been awarded for a £1m project that is intended to lead to the development of a new directly-modulated laser driver.

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HiLight releases 11.3G CMOS TIA optimised for APDs

HiLight Semiconductor has announced the production release of the HLR10G1, a 11.3Gb/s CMOS transimpedance amplifier (TIA) designed to provide best-in-class sensitivity when used with 10Gb/s avalanche photodiodes (APDs).

Manufactured on 12-inch wafers, the HLR10G1 is ideally positioned to meet the high-volume, low-cost, high-performance requirements of the 10G PON market, which should start to ramp in 2017, the company contends.

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