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Microchip has a large portfolio of high-speed communication ICs for different fiber optic applications with data rates ranging from sub-Mbps up to 12.5 Gbps. For point-to-point continuous-mode applications, a wide choice of limiting amplifiers, laser drivers and VCSEL drivers is offered to cover all kind of applications such as GbE/10GbE, Sonet/SDH and Fibre Channel. For point-to-multipoint PON applications, Microchip offers the burst mode limiting amplifiers family with industry-leading performance for GEPON/GPON, 10GEPON, XGPON and NG-PON2 applications. A family of SFF-8472 MSA fiber optic module management ICs completes the chipset offering. The high-speed communications products also include a family of Clock and Data Recovery (CDR) ICs for operations up to 2.7 Gbps. 


  • Solutions for all fiber optic application up to 12.5 Gbps
  • Industry-leading performance for PON applications
  • Work down to DC, No lower cutoff frequency
  • Application up to 10 Gbps.
  • Edge emitting and surface emitting lasers
  • Low power
  • Integrated laser driver and limiting amplifier
  • Works with MIC3003 controller
  • For applications with edge-emitting or surface-emitting lasers up to 4.25 Gbps
  • Integrates all FOM modules, no data path functions
  • SFF-8472 MSA compliant
  • Easy module parameters settings, no programming required
  • Wide range of applications up to 2.7 Gbps.
  • SONET/SDH/ATM, Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Infiniband applications
  • Complies with Bellcore, ITU/CCITT and ANSI specifications
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