The Micro-MOD is implemented in a small form factor (5.0x25x12 mm) package which co-packages a quad-channel, differential 64 GBaud driver with an Indium Phosphide based Mach-Zehnder (MZ) quadrature modulator chip.

It is intended that the Micro-MOD will align with the Optical Internetworking Forum’s recently-announced project to develop an Implementation Agreement for a “High Baud Rate Coherent Modulator Function” (www.oiforum.com). This new modulator is designed for applications in pluggable coherent CFP2-ACO and CFP2-DCO modules as well as on transport linecards.

NeoPhotonics Micro-MOD has a bandwidth over 40 GHz. By integrating the drivers inside the modulator package directly adjacent to the low power InP modulator chip, the total power requirement is 4.5 Watts. The Micro-MOD is designed to be used in 400/600 Gbps coherent transceiver modules and in line card applications which leverage its small size, high bandwidth and low power dissipation. The module can be configured with optional surface mount or flex connections, facilitating flexibility in component placement for critical size and PCB location constraints.

Features and Benefits

    • Small form factor
    • Co-packaged quad, differential, linear driver
    • InP IQ MZ technology
    • FPC DC interface option

Other Information

3db EO Bandwidth>40 Ghz
Total power consumption4.5 watts
Swing voltage (65% x 2Vπ)< 2.8 Vppd
ER (parent, children)>23 dB
IL (per pol)<13 dB
RF interfaceDifferential GSSG
RF Lead Pitch0.8 mm
Driver THD< 3% (target 2% @ 1GHz)

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