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Optical Module Controller Meets SFF-8472 Spec

March 31, 2010
the DS1873 SFP+ controller with analog LDD interface controls and monitors all functions for SFF, SFP, and SFP+ optical modules while fully supporting the SFF-8472 standard

Combined with the MAX3736 laser driver, the DS1873 SFP+ controller with analog LDD interface controls and monitors all functions for SFF, SFP, and SFP+ optical modules while fully supporting the SFF-8472 standard. Utilizing 0.35-mm technology, the DS1873 implements a high level of integration key to APC loop, modulationcurrent control, and eye safety functionality. Other features include two nine-bit DAC outputs with 36-entry LUTs. Available in a 28-pin TQFN package with exposed pad, pricing begins at $1.39 each/1,000. MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, Sunnyvale, CA. (800) 998-8800.

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