Wide Bandwidth Optical Front-end Reference Design

(ACTIVE) TIDA-00725

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Description

This reference design implements and measures a complete 120MHz wide bandwidth optical front end comprising a high speed transimpedance amplifier, fully differential amplifier, and high speed 14-bit 160MSPS ADC with JESD204B interface.  Hardware and software are provided to evaluate the performance of the system in response to high speed optical pulses generated from the included laser driver and diode for applications including optical time domain reflectrometry (OTDR).

Features

 

  • Optical front-end design with demonstrated system performance
  • High-speed signal path with >120MHz of bandwidth
  • High-speed transimpedance amplifier for I-to-V conversion followed by a fully-differential amplifier driving a high-speed 14-bit ADC
  • Ultra-fast laser-diode driver and laser diode to generate Tx signal
  • Avalanche photo-diode (APD) front-end with on-board high-voltage supply
  • Flexibility to easily change components in the optical, amplifier or data-converter signal-path

 


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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
ADC34J45  Quad-Channel, 14-Bit, 160-MSPS Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)  Analog-to-digital converters (ADCs)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
CSD18532Q5B  60-V, N-Channel NexFET™ Power MOSFET  MOSFETs  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
OPA857  Ultralow-Noise, Wideband, Pseudo-Differential Output Transimpedance Amplifier  Operational amplifiers (op amps)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
SN74LVC1T45  Single-Bit Dual-Supply Bus Transceiver with Configurable Voltage-Level Shifting and 3-State Outputs  Voltage level translation  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
THS4541  High-Speed Differential I/O Amplifier  Operational amplifiers (op amps)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPS2400  Overvoltage/Undervoltage Protection IC in SOT-23-5  Power switches  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPS63050  TPS6305x Single Inductor Buck-Boost with 1-A Switches and Adjustable Soft Start  Buck-boost & inverting  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPS799  200mA, Low Quiescent Current, Ultra-Low Noise, High PSRR Low Dropout Linear Regulator  Power management  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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Design Kits & Evaluation Modules  ( 2 )

Name Part Number Tool Type
ADC34J45 Quad-Channel, 14-Bit, 160-MSPS Analog-to-Digital Converter Evaluation Module  ADC34J45EVM  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
Data capture/pattern generator: data converter EVM with 8 JESD204B lanes from 0.6-12.5Gbps  TSW14J56EVM  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

Software (1)

Name Part Number Software Type
High-speed data converter pro software  DATACONVERTERPRO-SW  Software Libraries 


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