EWING, N.J., 28 Nov. 2007. Discovery Semiconductors Inc. in Ewing, N.J., is offering high-speed photodiodes and fiber optic receivers coupled to multimode fiber that transmit 40 gigabit-per-second optical signals at 1550 nanometers over 700 meters with low attenuation at power levels as strong as +10 dBm with linear response.
The devices are available in small form factor hermetic microwave package that are Bellcore GR-468 qualified.
Applications include antenna remoting, analog and digital communication, free-space optical communications, and LIDAR.
The devices offer broad optical wavelength response from 850 to 1600 nanometers. Multimode fiber collects more light and is more robust in harsh environments compared to single mode 9-micron core fiber. 50-micron or 62.5-micron core graded index fiber pigtailed devices with bandwidths from 10 to 40 GHz are available as standard COTS devices.
For more information contact Discovery Semiconductors online at www.chipsat.com.