Photonics and Datacenters

Mixed-Signal Photonics ASICs

Custom ASICs for Photonics Applications

Custom ICs for managing the monitoring and control of optical transmitter and receiver photonics ICs.

Types of Functional Blocks Supported

  • Laser Tuning
  • Optical Modulator / Demodulator Control
  • Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA) Control
  • Variable Optical Attenuators (VOAs) Control
  • Heaters
  • Strain Gauges
  • Photodiode Monitors
  • Thermistors
  • Resistance Temperature Device (RTD)
  • Thermo-electric Cooler (TEC)


Photonics ASIC IP Blocks

  • Current Steering DACs
  • DAC Current Sources
  • Voltage DACs
  • Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) DACs
  • Continuous Wave (CW) DACs
  • Photodiode Monitor Circuits
  • Temperature Monitor Circuits
  • Heater Power Monitors
  • Precision Reference
  • Onboard Calibration Algorithms
  • Serial Communication Interfaces


Realizing Complex Solutions in Tiny Spaces

Photonics Custom ICs from Triad can pack a large number of analog and mixed-signal resources into small spaces.
Solutions can include:

  • 50 to 100 DACs (PWM & CW)
  • 50+ Photodiode Monitors
  • 20 to 50 ADCs
  • Temperature Monitors
  • Heater Monitors
  • Calibration Functions

Such a solution can be realized in a high-density flip-chip packaging options. Typical packaging solutions can include:

  • Die sizes from 2mm to 5mm per side
  • 250 to 400 I/O
  • Copper pillar I/O
  • 200-micron copper pillar pitch


Defining a Custom Photonics ASIC

These are example design building blocks and packaging options. Triad develops customized photonics ASICs that can encompass a wide variation of IP blocks and packaging options. Contact Triad Sales and ASIC Architecture for a more detailed discussion about Triad’s ASIC capabilities and your application requirements.

Photonics and Datacenters IC Selector Guide

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