LinkX Fuels the Electrical to Optical Revolution

Mellanox LinkX offers state of the art parallel optical interconnects solutions which deliver industry leading power/bandwidth performance. Our products have been developed in collaboration with industry leaders in computer communications and represent state of the art TIA's and VCSEL drivers. These solutions enable manufacturers serving the HPC, Server, Storage, Data Center, and Consumer markets to meet the requirements for drastic power reduction, price reduction and increased bandwidth.

Mellanox offers a wide range of evaluation board and application notes enabling fast evaluation and shortened design cycles.

Performance - Up to 16Gbp/s per Channel
Low power - <8mW/Gb/s
High density - More data crunch in a smaller place - dissipating less power

10Gb/s and 16Gb/s TIAs

Quad TransImpedance & Limiting Amplifier
Applications:
Parallel Optical Interconnects, InfiniBand DDR & QDR Active Optical Cables, QSFP, Proprietary Modules, Ultra Small Form Factor modules for HPC, 40GE and SAS.

Flip Chip and Wirebond versions available

Key Features
  • Wide Bandwidth: 5G, 6.25G, 8.5G, 10G, 12.5G
  • Operation independently per channel
  • Low Power: 69 mW/channel
  • Integrated PIN bias
  • 1.43 µA(rms) input referred noise
  • 20µA sensitivity
  • LOS w squelch

Quad TransImpedance & Limiting Amplifier
Applications:
Parallel Optical Interconnects, InfiniBand FDR Active Optical Cables, QSFP, Proprietary Modules, Ultra Small Form Factor modules for HPC and 40GbE.

Pin Compatible with IPTA12G011.

Flip Chip and Wirebond versions available

Key Features
  • Wide Bandwidth: 10Gb/s to 16.5Gb/s
  • Operation independently per channel
  • Low Power: 69 mW/channel
  • Integrated PIN bias
  • 2.19 µA(rms) input referred noise
  • 20µA sensitivity
  • LOS w squelch

12 channel TransImpedance & Limiting Amplifier
Applications:
Parallel Optical Interconnects, InfiniBand DDR & QDR, Active Cables, CXP, SNAP12, Proprietary Modules, Ultra Small Form Factor modules for HPC, 100GbE
Flip Chip and Wirebond versions available

Key Features
  • Wide Bandwidth: 5G, 6.25G, 8.5G, 10G, 12.5G operation independently per channel
  • Low Power: 65 mW/channel
  • Integrated PIN bias
  • 1.43 µA(rms) input referred noise
  • 20µA sensitivity
  • LOS w squelch

12 channel TransImpedance & Limiting Amplifier
Applications:
Parallel Optical Interconnects, InfiniBand FDR, Active Cables, CXP, Proprietary Modules, Ultra Small Form Factor modules for HPC and 100GbE.

Pin Compatible with IPTA3x4.

Key Features
  • Unprecedented Bandwidth: 10G, 16.5G operation independently per channel
  • Low Power: 69 mW/channel
  • Integrated PIN bias
  • 2.19 µA(rms) input referred noise
  • 20µA sensitivity
  • LOS w squelch

4 channel TransImpedance & Limiting Amplifier
Applications:
Parallel Optical Interconnects, InfiniBand DDR & QDR Active Optical Cables, 40GE SR4 QSFP Tranceivers, Proprietary Modules, Ultra Small Form Factor modules, mid board optics and SAS.

Wirebond versions available

Key Features
  • Wide Bandwidth: 5G, 6.25G, 8.5G, 10G, 12.5G operation (per channel)
  • Low Power: 55 mW/channel
  • >35 dB channel to channel isolation
  • Integrated PIN bias
  • 1.18 µA(rms) input referred noise
  • 20µA sensitivity
  • Adjustable LOS, Squelch and Optical Overload Thresholds
  • RSSI
  • Integrated LIA

10Gb/s and 16Gb/s VCSEL Drivers

Quad VCSEL Driver
Applications:
Parallel Optical Interconnects, Infiniband DDR & QDR, Active Cables, QSFP, Proprietary Modules, Ultra Small Form Factor modules for HPC, 40GbE and SAS.

Flip Chip and Wirebond versions available

Key Features
  • Wide Bandwidth: 1G to 12.5G operation per channel
  • Low Power: 14 mW/channel
  • Programmable bias and modulation currents: Step of 100µA
  • Drive on VCSEL anode
  • Programmable temperature coefficient
  • Programmable pre-emphasis
  • Laser open/short detect w squelch

Quad TransImpedance & Limiting Amplifier
Applications:
Parallel Optical Interconnects, Infiniband FDR, Active Optical Cables, QSFP, Proprietary Modules, Ultra Small Form Factor modules for HPC and 40GbE.

Pin Compatible with IPVD12G011.

Flip Chip and Wirebond versions available

Key Features
  • Wide Bandwidth: 1G to 16.5G operation per channel
  • Low Power: 14 mW/channel
  • Programmable bias and modulation currents: Step of 100µA
  • Drive on VCSEL anode
  • Programmable temperature coefficient
  • Programmable pre-emphasis
  • Laser open/short detect w squelch

12 channel VCSEL Driver
Applications:
Parallel Optical Interconnects, Infiniband DDR & QDR, Active Cables, CXP, SNAP12, Proprietary Modules, Ultra Small Form Factor modules for HPC and 100GbE.

Flip Chip and Wirebond versions available

Key Features
  • Wide Bandwidth: 1G to 12.5G operation per channel
  • Low Power: 14 mW/channel
  • Programmable bias and modulation currents
  • Drive on VCSEL anode
  • Programmable temperature coefficient
  • Programmable pre-emphasis
  • Laser open/short detect w squelch

12 channel VCSEL Driver
Applications:
Parallel Optical Interconnects, Infiniband FDR, Active Cables, CXP, Proprietary Modules, Ultra Small Form Factor modules for HPC and 100GbE.

Pin Compatible with IPVD3x4.

Flip Chip and Wirebond versions available

Key Features
  • Unprecedented Bandwidth: 10G to 16.5G operation per channel
  • Low Power: 14 mW/channel
  • Programmable bias and modulation currents
  • Drive on VCSEL anode
  • Programmable temperature coefficient
  • Programmable pre-emphasis
  • Laser open/short detect w squelch

4 channel VCSEL Driver
Applications:
Parallel optical Interconnects, Infiniband DDR & QDR Active Optical Cables, 40GE-SR4 QSFP Tranceivers, Proprietary Modules, Ultra Small Form Factor modules for HPC, 100GE. Intra-box applications, Mid Board Optics and SAS.

Wirebond version available

Key Features
  • Wide Bandwidth: 1G to 12.5G operation per channel
  • Low Power: 70 mW/channel (includes all currents)
  • Programmable bias and modulation currents
  • Drive on VCSEL anode
  • Programmable multi-slope temperature compensation
  • Programmable Input Equalizer
  • Automatic TX-Squelch function
  • Programmable pre-emphasis
  • Integrated PROM and JTAG