Modulator Drivers

TriQuint's optical modulator drivers are designed for 10, 40 and 100 Gb/s and the emerging 200/400 Gb/s linear modulator functions for optical networks. Our world-class optical modulator drivers lead the industry by offering the lowest power dissipation, higher performance, and convenience of surface mount technology (SMT) assembly.

We offer both die-level and integrated solutions, some with SMT or varying levels of integration, which enables design flexibility, minimizes the need for additional off-chip circuitry and helps reduce bills of materials and PCB space. When placed between the multiplexer (MUX) or digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and optical modulator, many of our products provide OEMs with a low-cost, SMT modulator driver solution using a single package. We also offer single- and dual-channel products; our dual-channel drivers have excellent isolation.

Key Benefits

  • Low power dissipation
  • Adjustable output drive
  • Lower jitter
  • True surface-mount assembly
  • Single- and dual-channel SMT drivers and quad modules with internal bias tees

Applications

  • 10, 40 and 100 Gb/s optical networks, as well as emerging 200 and 400 Gb/s networks
  • Metro and long-haul optical networks
  • Limiting and linear modulator drivers

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