Maxim Integrated Datasheets for Laser Drivers

Laser drivers control and manage the operation of lasers used for switching in optical networks.
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Product Name Notes
11.3Gbps, Low-Power, AC-Coupled Laser Driver -- MAX3949 11.3Gbps, Low-Power, AC-Coupled Laser Driver
11.3Gbps, Low-Power, DC-Coupled Laser Driver -- MAX3948 11.3Gbps, Low-Power, DC-Coupled Laser Driver
+3.3V, 2.5Gbps Low-Power Laser Driver -- MAX3273 The MAX3273 is a compact, low-power laser driver for applications up to 2.7Gbps. The device uses a single +3.3V supply and typically consumes 30mA. The bias and modulation current levels...
Laser Driver for Projectors -- MAX3601 The MAX3601 laser driver for pico projectors supports video imaging with red, blue, and green lasers. Each output includes two 8-bit digital-to-analog converters (DAC) with programmable gain and up to...
155Mbps to 2.5Gbps Burst-Mode Laser Driver -- MAX3643 The MAX3643 burst-mode laser driver provides bias and modulation current drive for PON burst-mode ONT applications. It is specifically designed for use with a low-cost external controller for the APC...
155Mbps to 622Mbps SFF/SFP Laser Driver with Extinction Ratio Control -- MAX3646 The MAX3646 is a +3.3V laser driver designed for multirate transceiver modules with data rates from 155Mbps to 622Mbps. Lasers can be DC-coupled to the MAX3646 for reduced component count...
155Mbps to 2.5Gbps Burst-Mode Laser Driver -- MAX3656 The MAX3656 is a burst-mode laser driver that operates at data rates from 155Mbps up to 2.5Gbps. The laser driver accepts either positive-referenced emitter-coupled logic (PECL) or current-mode logic (CML)...
+3.3V, 622Mbps SDH/SONET Laser Driver with Automatic Power Control -- MAX3668 The MAX3668 is a complete, +3.3V laser driver with automatic power control (APC) circuitry for SDH/SONET applications up to 622Mbps. It accepts differential PECL inputs, provides bias and modulation currents,...
+3.3V, 622Mbps SDH/SONET Laser Driver with Current Monitors and APC -- MAX3669 The MAX3669 is a complete, +3.3V laser driver with automatic power control (APC) circuitry for SDH/SONET applications up to 622Mbps. It accepts differential PECL inputs, provides bias and modulation currents,...
2.7Gbps, Low-Power SFP Laser Drivers -- MAX3735A The MAX3735/MAX3735A are +3.3V laser drivers for SFP/SFF applications from 155Mbps up to 2.7Gbps. The devices accept differential input data and provide bias and modulation currents for driving a laser.
3.2Gbps, Low-Power, Compact, SFP Laser Driver -- MAX3736 The MAX3736 is a compact, +3.3V multirate laser driver for SFP/SFF applications up to 3.2Gbps. The device accepts differential data and provides bias and modulation currents for driving a laser.
Multirate Laser Driver with Extinction Ratio Control -- MAX3737 The MAX3737 is a 3.3V laser driver designed for multirate transceiver modules with data rates from 155Mbps to 2.7Gbps. Lasers can be DC-coupled to the MAX3737 for reduced component count...
155Mbps to 4.25Gbps SFF/SFP Laser Driver with Extinction Ratio Control -- MAX3738 The MAX3738 is a +3.3V laser driver designed for multirate transceiver modules with data rates from 1Gbps to 4.25Gbps. Lasers can be DC-coupled to the MAX3738 for reduced component count...
3.2Gbps SFP VCSEL Driver with Diagnostic Monitors -- MAX3740A The MAX3740A is a high-speed VCSEL driver for small-form-factor (SFF) and small-form-factor pluggable (SFP) fiber optic LAN transmitters. It contains a bias generator, a laser modulator, and comprehensive safety features.
622Mbps LAN/WAN Laser Driver with Automatic Power Control and Safety Shutdown -- MAX3766 The MAX3766 is a complete, easy-to-program laser driver for fiber optic LAN transmitters, optimized for operation at 622Mbps. It includes a laser modulator, automatic power control (APC), and a failure...
1Gbps to 4.25Gbps Multirate VCSEL Driver with Diagnostic Monitors -- MAX3795 The MAX3795 is a high-speed VCSEL driver for small-form-factor (SFF) and small-form-factor pluggable (SFP) fiber optic transmitters. It contains a bias generator, a laser modulator, and comprehensive safety features. The...
1.0625Gbps to 10.32Gbps, Integrated, Low-Power SFP+ Limiting Amplifier and VCSEL Driver -- MAX3798 The MAX3798 is a highly integrated limiting amplifier and VCSEL driver designed for 1x/2x/4x/8x Fibre Channel transmission systems at data rates up to 8.5Gbps as well as for 10GBASE-SR transmission...
1Gbps to 14Gbps, SFP+ Multirate Limiting Amplifier and VCSEL Driver -- MAX3799 The MAX3799 is a highly integrated limiting amplifier and VCSEL driver that operates up to 14Gbps, making it suitable for Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications. By providing a selectable data...
2.7Gbps Laser Driver with Modulation Compensation -- MAX3863 The MAX3863 is designed for direct modulation of laser diodes at data rates up to 2.7Gbps. An automatic power-control (APC) loop is incorporated to maintain a constant average optical power.
+3.3V, 2.5Gbps SDH/SONET Laser Driver with Current Monitors and APC -- MAX3869 The MAX3869 is a complete, single +3.3V laser driver for SDH/SONET applications up to 2.5Gbps. The device accepts differential PECL data and clock inputs and provides bias and modulation currents...
10Gbps EAM Driver with Integrated Bias Network -- MAX3941 The MAX3941 is designed to drive an electro-absorption modulator (EAM) at data rates up to 10.7Gbps. It incorporates the functions of a biasing circuit and a modulation circuit, with integrated...
10Gbps Modulator Driver -- MAX3942 The MAX3942 is designed to drive high-speed optical modulators at data rates up to 10.7Gbps. It functions as a modulation circuit, with an integrated control op amp externally programmed by...
1Gbps to 11.3Gbps, SFP+ Laser Driver with Laser Impedance Mismatch Tolerance -- MAX3946 The MAX3946 is a +3.3V, multirate, low-power laser diode driver designed for Ethernet and Fibre Channel transmission systems at data rates up to 11.3Gbps. This device is optimized to drive...
LED Driver with Programmable Prebias Voltage -- MAX3966 The MAX3966 is a programmable LED driver for fiber optic transmitters operating at data rates up to 266Mbps. The circuit contains a high-speed current driver with programmable temperature coefficient (tempco),...
270Mbps SFP LED Driver -- MAX3967A The MAX3967A is a programmable LED driver for fiber optic transmitters operating at data rates up to 270Mbps. The circuit contains a high-speed current driver with programmable temperature coefficient (tempco),...
+3.0V to +5.5V, 2.5Gbps VCSEL and Laser Driver -- MAX3996 The MAX3996 is a high-speed laser driver for small-form-factor (SFF) fiber optic LAN transmitters. It contains a bias generator, a laser modulator, and comprehensive safety features. Automatic power control (APC)...