Multilink Intros Clock Driver

The MTC5530 is its first clock driver module for lithium niobate (LiNbO3) return-to-zero (RZ) optical modulators

July 18, 2001

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SOMERSET, N.J. -- Multilink Technology Corporation (Multilink - Nasdaq: MLTC) a provider of advanced component solutions, today introduced the MTC5530 as its first clock driver module for Lithium Niobate (LiNbO3) Return to Zero (RZ) optical modulators. Being produced in a significantly smaller package than the current market standard, this module also features notably reduced power requirements, a uniquely integrated Automated Gain Control (AGC), high sensitivity input, high voltage output, and digital and analog phase shift capability. The MTC5530 is a half-rate clock driver that accepts a low level sinusoidal signal and generates an extremely high quality signal for 10 to 13 Gb/s bit rate SONET/SDH transmission systems. Additionally, the device is a high efficiency power amplifier module providing linear gain control with built-in temperature compensated AGC with better than 1% accuracy over temperature and voltage, spectral purity of 70 dBc typical, large input and output dynamic range, and both digital and analog wide linear phase shift control. The module has high input sensitivity (400 mV) and high voltage output (14 V), making this device suitable for most RZ transmission applications. A voltage reference pin is provided for optical externally implemented AGC. "This introduction illustrates Multilink's dedication to the Ultra Long Haul, RZ market and our breakthrough results in responding to our customers demand for a smaller, low power clock driver. The MTC5530 is half the size and power of competitive solutions," said Gerry Juskovic, Director, PHY/PMD Marketing. "And as with other Multilink driver solutions, this module is designed with leading-edge performance, excellent quality, high value manufacturability and a rich feature set. This capability is critical to enabling the coming optical conversation of the network core." Multilink Technology Corp.

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