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MACOM targets GPON performance with ultra-high-sensitivity TIA

M/A-COM Technology Solutions, a supplier of high-performance analogue, RF, microwave and optical semiconductor components, has unveiled the new M02027, next-generation high-performance transimpedance amplifier (TIA) designed for GPON optical network unit (ONU) equipment.

MACOM’s M02027 enables GPON receivers to use lower-cost PIN photodiodes while offering performance margin in the demanding GPON BOSA-on-board environment. The device delivers ultra-high sensitivity with PIN photodiodes and wide dynamic operating range while offering what the company claims is best-in-class power dissipation.

The M02027 is designed to suit GPON ONU, SONET, CPRI base station and SFF/SFP module applications. The device supports multi-data rates between 100Mb/s and 3.125Gb/s with wire bonding flexibility and a single supply of 3.3V. The M02027 provides customers with output data polarity invert function and output average photodiode current for photo-alignment and receiver signal strength indicator (RSSI) average power monitoring.

This new addition to the TIA product line complements MACOM’s comprehensive PON product portfolio, which already includes high-performance laser diodes and highly integrated laser drivers with digital monitoring and dual-closed-loop operation for complete PON solutions.

“The new GPON ONU TIA offers superior optical sensitivity and overload performance with low-cost PIN photodiode at best-in-class power dissipation,” said Angus Lai, director of product marketing, high-performance analog at MACOM. “We believe the M02027 offers a competitive cost-performance ratio and enables our customers to tackle fast growing GPON deployments.”

The M02027 is in mass production now, and available as bare die in waffle pack and wafer on grip frame. Datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the vendor’s website.



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