MACOM launches transimpedance amplifier supporting 12G-SDI over fibre

Created April 16, 2018
TIA enables 12G-SDI with support for pathological patterns; just showcased at NAB 2018Technologies and Products

TIA enables 12G-SDI with support for pathological patterns; just showcased at NAB 2018.

MACOM’s new MATA-07825 is a high sensitivity simpedance amplifier (TIA) enabling SFP+ module vendors to provide 12G-SDI modules which can also support Pathological patterns down to SD rates.

This TIA features sensitivity of 11.88Gbps to enable link budgets of more than 10km using a PIN photodiode on singlemode fibre, and can support longer distances with an Avalanche Photo-Diode (APD). The MATA-07825 includes a receive signal strength indicator (RSSI) which can be used with a PIN photodiode.

“There are a number of applications which rely on SDI over optical fibre for extended reaches,” said Mike Fukatsu, Senior Director, Marketing, for the High-Performance Analog business unit, at MACOM.

‘First TIA to enable 12G-SDI’
“Our new TIA is the first to enable 12G-SDI over optical fibre including pathological support all the way down to Standard Definition rates, which is aimed at ensuring compatibility with legacy SDI video streams,” he added.

The MATA-07825 TIA was first presented to the market last week at NAB 2018, April 9th-12th at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Based in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA, MACOM has multiple design centers, Si, GaAs and InP fabrication, manufacturing, assembly and test, and operational facilities throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

The company also offers foundry services that represents a key core competency within these business sectors. The foundry provides access to, and control of a broad range of proprietary technologies.

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by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.