Complex photonic devices require many electrical connections. A quick way to save a lot of connections is to use a common ground wire for several electro-optic devices (e.g. heaters, or photodiodes). For N devices, this saves N – 1 connections, which can translate to significant reductions in wire-bonding or multi-point probe size, and ultimately to savings in time and money.
The push-type, class-B, or open-emitter, amplifier output stage offers two main benefits: it can output 0 V when powered from a single supply, and it can drive very large currents. This stage features in our Q8 driver, which uses MOSFET output elements. The basic structure of a push-type output stage is shown. Continue reading How to use a push-type output
❄️ Winter Holiday Closure
We will be pausing operations to celebrate the holiday season, starting Monday 14 December 2020, and resuming business as usual on Monday 11 January 2021. We hope you too can take time to enjoy the season and to celebrate the end of this extraordinary year.