The ADN2871 laser diode driver is designed for advanced SFP and SFF modules, using SFF-8472 digital diagnostics. The ADN2871 supports operation from 50 Mbps to 4.25 Gbps. Average power and extinction ratio can be set with a voltage provided by a microcontroller DAC or by a trimmable resistor or digital potentiometer. The average power control loop is implemented using feedback from a monitor photodiode. The part provides bias and modulation current monitoring as well as fail alarms and automatic laser shutdown. The device interfaces easily with the ADI ADuC70xx family of microconverters and with the ADN289x family of limiting amplifiers to make a complete SFP/SFF transceiver solution. An SFP reference design is available. The product is pin-compatible with the ADN2870 dual-loop LDD, allowing one PC board layout to work with either device. For dual-loop applications, refer to the ADN2870 data sheet.