A DC to 40 GHz 4-Vpp output high-efficiency linear driver for optical communication

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Abstract

This paper presents a low-power high-efficiency linear driver for optical modulators in a 0.25-m SiGe: C BiCMOS technology. The driver features a small-signal gain of 18 dB and a 3-dB bandwidth of 40 GHz and delivers a maximum output amplitude of 4 Vpp to a 100 differential load. With the inductor-peaking method, this driver achieves 34 ps ± 3 ps group delay from DC to 50 GHz. For time-domain measurement, this driver achieves a symbol rate of 56 Gb/s NRZ and 28.05 Gbaud PAM4 limited by measurement platform limitations while it has potential to achieve 50 Gbaud PAM4 from design analysis and S-parameter measurement. The bandwidth/fT ratio is 22.2%, the power efficiency is 4%, and the power consumption is 499 mW which is 40% lower than the state-of-the-art.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1519-1521
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-4-9023-3945-1
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Jan 2019
Event30th Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 6 Nov 20189 Nov 2018

Conference

Conference30th Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period6/11/189/11/18

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Optical communication
Bandwidth
BiCMOS technology
Group delay
Light modulators
Scattering parameters
Electric power utilization

Keywords

  • BiCMOS
  • Distributed amplifiers
  • Driver amplifiers
  • Inductor peaking
  • Optical communication

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Liu, X., Zhang, X., van Dommele, R., Gao, H., Leenaerts, D., & Matters-Kammerer, M. K. (2019). A DC to 40 GHz 4-Vpp output high-efficiency linear driver for optical communication. In 2018 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018 (pp. 1519-1521). [8617463] Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. DOI: 10.23919/APMC.2018.8617463
Liu, Xiao ; Zhang, Xi ; van Dommele, Rainier ; Gao, Hao ; Leenaerts, Domine ; Matters-Kammerer, Marion K./ A DC to 40 GHz 4-Vpp output high-efficiency linear driver for optical communication. 2018 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018. Piscataway : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019. pp. 1519-1521
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A DC to 40 GHz 4-Vpp output high-efficiency linear driver for optical communication. / Liu, Xiao; Zhang, Xi; van Dommele, Rainier; Gao, Hao; Leenaerts, Domine; Matters-Kammerer, Marion K.

2018 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018. Piscataway : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019. p. 1519-1521 8617463.

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Liu X, Zhang X, van Dommele R, Gao H, Leenaerts D, Matters-Kammerer MK. A DC to 40 GHz 4-Vpp output high-efficiency linear driver for optical communication. In 2018 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, APMC 2018. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2019. p. 1519-1521. 8617463. Available from, DOI: 10.23919/APMC.2018.8617463