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SL86051 is an ultra-low power 10 Gbps transceiver designed for active optical cables complying with the USB 3.x, DisplayPort ALT and VirtualLink standards. It can also be used as a general purpose transceiver.



  • Fully compliant with 5 Gbps and 10 Gbps USB 3.x
  • VCSEL driver and TIA integrated into one IC
  • Full LFPS support
  • Link power management support including receiver detect function
  • Can operate as a general purpose transceiver in non-USB mode
  • Single supply voltage: 5 V
  • Ultra-low power consumption of 40 mA at 10 Gbps
  • Temperature compensated, programmable VCSEL currents
  • Burn-in and alignment modes
  • Available as a bare die


  • Active optical cables for USB3.x applications
  • Active optical cables for DisplayPort ALT applications
  • Active optical cables for VirtualLink applications
  • Active optical cables for GbE applications
  • General purpose high speed optical cables
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