Network Operators & Platform Providers Rely on MACOM to
Meet the Ever-increasing Demand for Data—Anytime, Anywhere
MACOM offers an industry-leading optical
product and technology portfolio to fuel
the 100G build-out of long haul and metro
networks. We enable hyper-scale datacenters
to achieve faster, longer and denser networks.
We’re accelerating speed-to-market for fiber
optic communications by simplifying 10G to
400G design and deployment.
We facilitate next-gen networks with an array
of products—from high-performance drivers
and TIAs for line and client-side systems
to lasers, detectors and PMDs for FTTx and
Our high-speed lasers, PMDs, signal integrity
and switching solutions equip datacenters
with the lowest power semiconductors for
backplanes and high-speed optical transceivers. We’re leveraging InP, GaAs, SiGe
and CMOS technology to produce 10G
to 400G building blocks. MACOM engineers
partner with customers to deliver performance, power, size and cost advantages in
demanding optical applications.
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FEATURE Optical IQ modulators
voltages will require high power
drivers, and their applications
in 100G modules such as CFP
and CFP2 will be limited.
CFP-DCO specifications allow
24-W maximum power dissipation
for a class 3 module, while for
CFP2-ACO, only 12 W is allocated
for a class 2 module.
5 The modulator
driver power must be limited to
enable applications like CFP2-ACO.
Modulators with a Vπ of 1. 5 V or
less are highly desirable for such
applications. Additionally, low-Vπ
p-contact V2 V1
RF 50 ohm
FIGURE 2. Basic schematic of an InP MQW dual-polarization traveling-wave IQ modulator.