Palo Alto, Calif. The MDA-1220-08S surface-mount optical amplifier drives electro-absorption (EA) and lithium-niobate (LiNbO3) Mach-Zhender modulators. Housed in an 11.354 x 4.318 x 17.247-mm package, the driver amp can be used in OC-192/STM-64 systems operating with or without FEC protocols. The amplifier sits between mux chips and the modulator to amplify non-return-to-zero (NRS) and RZ signals from 9.953 to 12.5 Gbit/s. The amp sports 20-dB typical gain, an output voltage up to 7.5 V peak-to-peak, a 15-ps rise time, and +/-1.5-dB gain ripple.
Pricing: Under $500 each in high volume
Availability: Sampling to select customers. General availability in Q2 03