Optical Modulator Drivers: Introduction
- Optical modulator drivers are designed for high speed (100, 200, and 400 Gb/s) linear modulator functions for optical networks
- Optical modulator drivers consume low power, have low noise, higher linearity, and convenience of surface-mount technology (SMT) assembly
- Multiple manufacturers are engaged in developing new generation of surface mount drivers that provide industry leading signal to noise ratio in a compact package with competitive power dissipation
- Optical modulator drivers play an important role in consistently delivering excellent output and stable performance
- Optical modulator drivers are used in various applications such as broadband test & measurement equipment, broadband pre-amplifiers, long-haul and metro networking, and datacenters
Rise in Demand for Optical Modulator Drivers for Use in Communication
- Optical modulator driver systems are largely used in the communication field to deliver cost-effective broadband communication services to various broadband applications, from FTTx and short range pluggable transceivers to ultra-long-haul transponders for submarine applications
- Optical modulator drivers are used for applications covering distances of hundreds of meters up to thousands of kilometers at data rates from 1 Gbps to 400 Gbps
- Technological advancement in optical modulator drivers results in achieving maximum signal integrity with minimum power dissipation in the smallest form factor
- The advantage of optical modular drivers is that it provides flexibility to the user to select any modulation frequency or even to modulate with non-sinusoidal waveforms, based on requirement of application
- Demand for optical modulator drivers for broadband communication is growing as a result of these factors, which is expected to drive the global optical modulator drivers market during the forecast period
North America to Lead the Optical Modulator Drivers Market
- In terms of region, the global optical modulator drivers market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America
- North America is anticipated to dominate the global optical modulator drivers market throughout the forecast period, as a large number of manufacturers of optical modulator drivers operate in the region
- Additionally, many well-established players based in North America are focusing on development of new technology in telecommunication products, which is expected to boost the optical modulator drivers market in the region during the forecast period
- The optical modulator drivers market in Asia Pacific and Europe is expected to expand at a substantial rate during the forecast period. On the other hand, the market in Middle East & Africa and South America is estimated to expand at a moderate pace during the forecast period.
Key Players Operating in the Global Optical Modulator Drivers Market
The global optical modulator drivers market was highly fragmented in 2018. Major players operating in the global market are focusing on technological advancements and expansions to meet the rising demand for optical modulator drivers. Moreover, manufacturers are entering into partnerships for the development of innovative products.
Key players operating in the global optical modulator drivers market include:
- Analog Devices, Inc.
- Maxim Integrated
- Optilab LLC
- Photonic Systems, Inc.
- Qorvo, Inc.
- QUBIG GmbH
- Renesas Electronics Corporation
- Thorlabs, Inc.
Global Optical Modulator Drivers Market: Research Scope
Global Optical Modulator Drivers Market, by Technology
- Gallium Arsenide
- Indium Phosphide
- Silicon Germanium
Global Optical Modulator Drivers Market, by Data Rate
- 32 Gbps
- 100 Gbps
- 200 Gbps
- 400 Gbps
Global Optical Modulator Drivers Market, by Application
- Broadband Test & Measurement Equipment
- Broadband Pre-amplifier
- Long-haul and Metro Networking
Global Optical Modulator Drivers Market, by Region
- North America
- Rest of North America
- Russia & CIS
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- South America
- Rest of South America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
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