Articles | Volume 9
Adv. Radio Sci., 9, 219–223, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/ars-9-219-2011
Adv. Radio Sci., 9, 219–223, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/ars-9-219-2011

  01 Aug 2011

01 Aug 2011

Photo detector IC for Blu-ray-Disc applications: a realization applying efficient design methodologies

S. Lange, T. Reich, J. Nowak, B. Dimov, M. Meister, and E. Hennig S. Lange et al.
  • Institut für Mikroelektronik- und Mechatronik- Systeme gemeinnützige GmbH, Erfurt, Germany

Abstract. A high-speed photo detector IC for application in Blu-ray/DVD/CD drives is presented. Bandwidths for the highest gain of 254 MHz and 221 MHz for 405 nm (Blu-ray) and 635 nm (DVD) wavelengths, respectively, were achieved by applying novel design methodologies. The combination of this outstanding speed performance with its low power dissipation of 192 mW at 5V supply and the low noise power of −72 dBm at 300 MHz makes it the best in literature reported optical transceiver IC for Blu-ray and Blu-ray/DVD/CD multi drives. Beside the excellent performance results, the usage of the novel design methodologies gave us an increased design efficiency with 25% compared to earlier similar design processes.