VCSEL Driver and Limiting Amplifier are provided on single chip.

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Targeted at SFP+ Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications, MAX3799 delivers up to 14 Gbps performance while consuming 320 mW. Device offers programmable receive functions such as data rate; LOS threshold, squelch, and polarity; CML output level; and signal-path polarity. Programmable transmit functions include modulation current, bias current, polarity, deemphasis, eye-crossing adjustment, and eye safety control. Housed in 5 x 5 mm, 32-pin TQFN package, chip operates from -40 to +85°C.



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Industry's First Single-Chip 14G VCSEL Driver and Dual-Path Limiting Amplifier



Single chip combines 14G VCSEL driver and limiting amplifier.

Maxim's new 14G driver plus amplifier provides a wide range of programmable receiver and transmitter features and only 320mW of power consumption.

SUNNYVALE, CA-November 11, 2009-Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the MAX3799, a single-chip VCSEL driver and dual-path limiting-amplifier solution targeted at SFP+ Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications. Fabricated using Maxim's MBiC3 IC technology, this device delivers up to 14Gbps performance, a wide range of programmable receiver and transmitter features, and only 320mW of power consumption. Packing the functions of two chips into one, the MAX3799 provides a low-cost, low-power solution optimized for Ethernet 1000BASE-SR/10GBASE-SR and 2x/4x/8x/16x Fibre Channel transmission systems, thus simplifying transceiver BOM for module manufacturers.

A 3-wire digital interface provides a wide range of programmable features to optimize performance. Programmable receive functions include data rate, LOS threshold, LOS squelch, LOS polarity, CML output level, signal-path polarity, slew-rate control, deemphasis, and mode-select change time. Programmable transmit functions include modulation current, bias current, polarity, deemphasis, eye-crossing adjustment, and eye safety control.

The MAX3799 is fully specified for operation over the -40°C to +85°C extended temperature range, and is available in a 5mm x 5mm, 32-pin TQFN package. Prices start at $2.76 (10,000-up, FOB USA). An evaluation kit and SFP+ reference design are available.

Maxim Integrated Products is a publicly traded company that designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance semiconductor products. The Company was founded over 25 years ago with the mission to deliver innovative analog and mixed-signal engineering solutions that add value to its customers' products. To date, it has developed over 6100 products serving the industrial, communications, consumer, and computing markets.

Maxim reported revenue in excess of $1.6 billion for fiscal 2009. A Fortune 1000 company, Maxim is included in the Nasdaq 100, the Russell 1000, and the MSCI USA indices. For more information, go to www.maxim-ic.com.

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