56 Gb/s PAM-4 Driver IC for Long-Wavelength VCSEL Transmitters

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Soenen, Wouter; Vaernewyck, Renato; Yin, Xin; Bauwelinck, Johan (INTEC, Ghent University-iMinds-imec, Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 15, 9052 Gent-Zwijnaarde, Belgium)
Spiga, Silvia; Amann, Markus-Christian (Walter Schottky Institute, Technische Universität München, Munich 80333, Germany)
Van Steenberge, Geert (CMST, Ghent University-imec, Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 15, 9052 Gent-Zwijnaarde, Belgium)
Mentovich, Elad (Mellanox Technologies, Hakidma 26, Yokneam, 2069200, Israel)
Bakopoulos, Paraskevas (National Technical University of Athens, Iroon Polytechniou 9, 15780 Athens, Greece)

We present the first 56 Gb/s PAM-4 driver IC, developed in 130 nm SiGe BiCMOS, for long-wavelength VCSEL transmitters. Efficiency of the integrated 4-tap FFE driving a state-of-the-art 1.5 µm VCSEL is verified, showing back-to-back BER below 10-6.