The TLK2501 serdes evaluation module (EVM) board is used to evaluate the TLK2501 device (VQFP) and associated optical interface (NetLight™) for point-to-point data transmission applications.
The board enables the designer to connect 50 ohm parallel buses to both transmiter and receiver connectors. The TLK2501, using high speed PLL technology, serializes, encodes (8 b/10 b) and transmits data along one differential pair. The receiver part of the device deserializes, decodes, and presents data on the parallel bus. The high speed (up to 2.5 Gbps) data lines interface to four 50 ohm controlled-impedance SMA connectors. The designer can either use this copper interface directly or loop back to the laser module section for an optical interface (not provided).