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Title: GBLD10+: a compact low-power 10 Gb/s VCSEL driver

We report the design and implementation of the GBLD10+, a low-power 10 Gb/s VCSEL driver for High Energy Physics (HEP) applications. With new circuit techniques, the driver consumes only 31 mW and occupies a small area of 400 μm × 1750 μm including the IO PADs and sealrings. These characteristics allow for multiple GBLD10+ ICs to be assembled side by side in a compact module, with each one directly wire bonded to one VCSEL diode. Finally, this makes the GBLD10+ a suitable candidate for the Versatile Link PLUS (VL +) project, offering flexibility in configuring multiple transmitters and receivers.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [2]
  1. Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States)
  2. European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland)
  3. KU Leuven ESAT-MICAS, Leuven (Belgium)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0007830
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 01; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Research Org:
Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; VLSI circuits; analogue electronic circuits; optical detector readout concepts
OSTI Identifier:
1374417