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Optical Communication

IHP is a unique source for high-speed optical communication.


We offer:

  • TIAs for optical receivers,
  • Single and segmented modulator drivers with high voltage swing,
  • Multilevel high speed drivers for optical modulators,
  • Custom ASIC development such as equalizers, clock and data recovery circuits as well as A/D and D/A converters.


ASICs are designed in IHP's ultra-fast SiGe BiCMOS.

  • 0.25 & 0.13 µm SiGe BiCMOS technologies with HBTs up to 500 GHz running in IHP's pilot line in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany.
  • Integrated RF-MEMS and LDMOS as well as localized backside etching (LBE) and copper plating are technology extensions.
  • Circuit design & chip manufacturing for small & medium quantities are available for service.

Dr. Andrea Malignaggi



Im Technologiepark 25

15236 Frankfurt (Oder)


Phone: +49 335 5625 443

40 Gbaud Monolithic Integrated Photonic Receiver Realized in IHP's EPIC Process.

40 Gbaud, 2.5 Vp-p Segmented Modulator Driver Realized in 0.13 µm SiGe BiCMOS Process.

The building and the infrastructure of the IHP were funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, funds of the Federal Government and also funds of the Federal State of Brandenburg.