SHF Communication Technologies, a leading manufacturer of components and measurement equipment for high-speed optical communication has launched a new 100 GHz broadband amplifier to support ultra-high-speed connections. On the way towards 800G and 1.6T, there are many components that already support the required bandwidth and speed to cope with single line rates faster than 200 Gbps (i.e. > 100 GBaud PAM4). For example, optical modules (such as modulators or lasers) with sufficient bandwidth or measurement equipment capable of generating these fast data streams (like the SHF 12105 A / SHF 616 C combination) are commercially available. However, one item was always missing in this mix: a broadband electrical amplifier having enough bandwidth.
With a 3 dB bandwidth from < 100 kHz to > 100 GHz the SHF T850 B is the first SHF amplifier designed and dedicated for these extreme speeds. It provides 40% more bandwidth than the SHF M827 B which has been the fastest broadband amplifier commercially available so far.
Gain vs. Frequency of SHF T850 B (in red) and SHF M827 B (in gray)
224 Gbps (112 GBaud) input & output signal (with software based FFE)
The new SHF T850 B is ideally suited for fast PAM4 signals (up to and beyond 200 Gbps).
Click here to learn more about the SHF T850 B amplifier.