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
11.3Gbps, Low-Power, DC-Coupled Laser Driver
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...
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...
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...
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...
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)...
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,...
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,...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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),...
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),...
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)...