Fanout Buffer Module Supports 50 Gbps Data Transmission
Tue, 08/11/2009 - 6:00am
Hittite Microwave Corporation introduces a connectorized 1:2 fanout buffer module, which supports data transmission/clock rates of 50 Gbps/30 GHz, and is suited for OC-768 and SDH STM-256 equipment, short, intermediate, and long haul optical transmitter modules, and broadband test and measurement applications. The HMC-C062 supports single-ended or differential operation and data transmission rates up to 50 Gbps and, also serves as an alternate to Inphi's 50716CF. The device operates with clock signals up to 30 GHz, and the input is broadband from DC to 30 GHz. During normal operation, input data (or clock) is transferred to both output channels. Differential input signals to the HMC-C062 are terminated with 50 Ohms to ground on-chip, and may be either AC or DC coupled. The differential outputs of the HMC-C062 may be either AC or DC coupled.