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Maxim Monitors GPON Currents

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the DS1842, a 76V APD bias output stage and current-monitoring IC in a 3mm x 3mm TDFN package. Designed using Maxim's state-of-the-art BiCMOS process, this device integrates a high-voltage (76V) current source and dual current mirrors for monitoring APD current. It also includes a FET switch that is configured to work in conjunction with an external DC-DC controller to implement a DC-DC boost converter. The DS1842 is well suited for APD biasing and current monitoring in GPON ONUs and OLTs.

The DS1842 is fully specified over the -40 degrees Celsius to +85 degrees Celsius extended temperature range, and is available in a small, 3mm x 3mm, 14-pin TDFN package with an exposed pad. Pricing begins at $0.90 (1000-up, FOB USA).

Maxim Integrated Products is a publicly traded company that designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance semiconductor products. The Company was founded over 25 years ago with the mission to deliver innovative analog and mixed-signal engineering solutions that add value to its customers' products. To date, it has developed over 6100 products serving the industrial, communications, consumer, and computing markets.

Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (Nasdaq: MXIM)

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