Micram 100 Gbps modules
For Fiber-Optical Prototyping and Measurement Applications
Micram RF Modules provide a convenient and effective means of implementing Micram silicon in a test lab environment. Originally developed for internal use, Micram RF Modules eliminate time-consuming configuration work and provides a stable, reliable chip mount with easy access for any kind of test equipment.
For years, the Micram engineering team dealt with the many problems of building custom measurement rigs for its High-Speed Measurement Laboratory. Hours of soldering and fitting cables often resulted in poor performance and inaccurate measurements due to the lack of stable accessory components, such as suitable standardized connectors and provision for cooling, as well as signal reflections and signal losses caused by rig assembly and configuration problems.
After much experience, thought and discussion, the Micram team created a special mount for Micram chips under test, using brass modules and suitable high-frequency substrates and providing easy signal access through standard K-connectors.
Test and measurement of high-speed fiber-optical systems requires a range of capabilities: multiplexing to generate extremely high bit rates (up to 100 Gbit/s and beyond), de-multiplexing to enable lower-performing oscilloscopes to measure performance, clock and data recovery and clock phase shifting. Micram created RF Modules for each of these functions and now offers them for use in other labs.
The following modules are available (please select from Article Index at the top of this page to see details):
|CDR8086||Clock & Data Recovery with 1:2 Demux for 80 or 86 Gb/s (using an external loop filter up to 107 Gb/s)|
|MX2180||2:1 Mux for up to 80 Gb/s|
|MX4140||4:1 Mux for up to 45 Gb/s|
|CK20||Clock Phase Shifter 20Ghz, 2 channels, fully adjustable|
|MA10||Measurement Amplifier for up to 10 GHz|
|MA40||Measurement Amplifier for up to 40 GHz|
Please note: The silicon used in Micram RF Modules is fabricated using a research SiGe technology (fT=200GHz); therefore Micram cannot guarantee electrical specifications long-term. However, each module comes with an individual measurement protocol and meets our published specifications at time of delivery.