PRODUCT

MACOM unveils surface mount modulator driver for 46Gbaud applications

Semiconductor products supplier M/A-COM Technology Solutions has announced the new wideband MAOM-003427, a quad-channel linear modulator driver with 46-Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.

This addition to MACOM’s extensive portfolio of driver solutions for optical infrastructure enables system designers to address higher baud rate applications with lower-cost surface mount technology.

To date, surface mount packaging has been used extensively in 100G and 200G systems operating at 32Gbaud while higher baud rate systems have required more expensive “gold box” style packages. The MAOM-003427 changes the status quo by offering equivalent performance in a surface mount package, enabling lower cost and smaller form factor solutions.

The MAOM-003427 is distinguished by its wide bandwidth, low power dissipation and excellent linearity, which support the implementation of higher-order modulation schemes at baud rates up to 46Gbaud. This driver is pin compatible with MACOM’s existing 32Gbaud surface mount products (MAOM-003405 and MAOM-003407), offering designers an easy upgrade path.

“I am very proud to announce another first for MACOM in the optical industry,” said Ray Moroney, director of product marketing, high-performance analogue, MACOM.

MACOM’s MAOM-003427 modulator driver is sampling to customers now.

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