DiGital Drivers


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The DR-DG family is a set of modulator driver modules specially designed for telecommunication modulation formats such as NRZ, RZ up to 44 Gb/s, DPSK up to 28 Gb/s, and 22 Gb/s (D)QPSK up to 2 x 28 Gb/s.

The DR-DG RF amplifiers are generally mandatory to amplify the electrical signal delivered by a PRBS (Pseudo Random Bit Sequence) or an AWG (Arbitrary Waveform Generator) generators so as to reach the optimum amplitude before applying it to the modulator RF port.

The DR-DG drivers are key components to obtain high quality eye diagrams with high SNR, low jitter and fast rise and fall times. They operate from a single power supply for safety and ease of use, and offer gain control.

The DR-DG modulator drivers come in a compact connectorized module that match (mechanically and impedance) directly with iXblue phase and intensity modulators.


Discover our drivers available for delivery within 2 to 4 weeks on the In-Stock Drivers page.


Benefits & Features

  • Dedicated to telecom modulation formats
  • Ease of use amplifier module
  • High quality eye diagram
  • Wide bandwidth components
  • Matching amplifier for LiNbO3 & InP modulators


  • Telecommunication
  • Components characterization
  • Production test
  • R&D, laboratories

Main Specifications

  • RZ, NRZ up to 44 Gb/s
  • DPSK up to 28 Gb/s
  • QPSK 56 Gb/s


Product Specification Datasheet
DR-VE-0.1-MO Low frequencies Pulse Driver Module PDF More info
DR-VE-0.5-MO DC coupled to 750 MHz Versatile RF amplifier PDF More info
DR-VE-10-MO 12 GHz VErsatile RF Amplifier PDF More info
DR-DG-12-MO 12.5 Gb/s NRZ/RZ High Performance Driver Module PDF More info
DR-DG-20-HO 22 Gb/s High Output Voltage Driver Module PDF More info
DR-DG-20-MO 20 Gb/s NRZ Medium Output voltage Driver Module PDF More info
DR-DG-40-MO 40 Gb/s NRZ/RZ Medium Output voltage Driver Module PDF More info

Application Notes

Introduction to ixblue RF Drivers

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