Infineon Launches Laser Diode Driver

Infineon introduces intelligent Laser Diode Driver targeting SFF and SFP optical transceiver applications for data storage and telecom systems

September 6, 2004

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MUNICH -- Infineon Technologies AG (FSE/NYSE: IFX) today announced the industry first intelligent Laser Diode Driver (iLDD) targeting Small Form Factor (SFF) and Small Form Pluggable (SFP) optical transceiver applications for fiber based data storage and telecom systems. The single-chip solution integrates the Laser Diode Driver (LDD), the Post Amplifier (PA) and the Diagnostic Unit (DU). The digital Diagnostic Unit intelligently controls the performance of the entire optical module over the full data-rate range from 155 Mbps up to 4.25 Gbps and keeps track of laser safety regulations. Benefits to optical module manufacturers using the single-chip solution include lower cost, decreased power consumption and an improved error-rate.

The first module application, an Infineon 4.25 Gbps multi-rate transceiver, will be demonstrated at ECOC 2004 trade show in Stockholm (Hall C, stand 480), September 6 - 8.

"We are committed to provide the critical key technologies to optimize the increasing data traffic on Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel and SONET/SDH fiber networks," said Christian Scherp, Vice President and General Manger of Infineon's North America Wireline Communications business group. "The highly integrated iLDD is one of the most versatile solutions in the market enabling our customers to develop systems for fiber-based Backbone as well as Access Networks and reducing their overall costs."

Infineon Technologies AG

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