Hittite's New Optical Modulator Driver Ideal for 40G/100G DWDM
Metro & Long Haul Applications
May 24, 2012 Press Release
-- Compact 59mm2 Size and Industry's Lowest Power Consumption (1W) for 8Vpp Output!
Chelmsford, MA, 05/24/2012 - Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based
solutions for communication & military markets, has released the industry’s lowest power and smallest form factor
SMT packaged Optical Modulator Driver, which operates from DC to 30 GHz, and is designed for 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps
Mach-Zehnder optical modulator driver applications.
HMC5850BG features high gain across a wide
frequency range, low power dissipation, very compact size, integrated peak detector function, fast rise/fall time
and integrated bias-tee inductor. The driver provides 8 Vp-p saturated output swing up to 32 Gbps and features
output swing cross point adjustment.
With a wide
supply operating range from +5V to +7V, the
HMC5850BG is an
environmentally friendly product consuming only 1 Watt of power. The
HMC5850BG provides Long
Haul system designers with scalable power dissipation for varying output drive requirements. The integrated peak
detector function enables monitoring and maintains a constant output swing from the modulator driver. Integrated
high speed bias-tee eliminates the requirement for external components. The
HMC5850BG can also
interface with the HMC981LP3E
active bias controller, enabling stability of performance over operating conditions.
HMC5850BG operates between
the -40 °C to +85 °C temperature range, provides up to 32 dB of gain, and exhibits very low additive rms jitter of
230 fs and supports up to 32 Gbps operation. The output swing is adjustable from 5 Vp-p to 8 Vp-p.
HMC5850BG features RF I/Os
that are internally matched to 50 Ohms, and are housed in 9.75mm x 6mm x 3.29 mm laminate substrate based BGA
surface-mount package. The package comes with an ESD protection feature. Samples and evaluation PC boards for all
SMT packaged products are available from stock and can be ordered via the company’s e-commerce site or via direct
purchase order. Released data sheets are available on-line at
Corporation is an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance integrated circuits, or ICs, modules,
subsystems and instrumentation for technically demanding digital, RF, microwave and millimeterwave applications
covering DC to 110 GHz. The Company's standard and custom products apply analog, digital and mixed-signal
semiconductor technologies, which are used in a wide variety of wireless / wired communication and sensor
applications for Automotive, Broadband, Cellular Infrastructure, Fiber Optics & Networking, Microwave &
Millimeterwave Communications, Military, Test & Measurement, and Space markets. The Company is headquartered in
Mararketing Communications Manager
Hittite Microwave Corporation
2 Elizabeth Dr.
Chelmsford, MA 01824
978-250-3343, ext. 1117