Discovery Semiconductors Inc

Ewing, NJ 08628


About Discovery Semiconductors Inc


119 Silvia St
Ewing, NJ 08628
United States

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Discovery Semiconductors, Inc. is an industry leader in manufacturing ultrafast, high optical power handling InGaAs photodetectors, RF over fiber optical receivers, balanced optical receivers, extended wavelength photodetectors, and several custom products for applications ranging from analog RF links to ultrafast digital communications. Discovery began in 1993 and has grown into a global enterprise by leading the market with high-technology products for 10, 40, and 100 Gb applications. Discovery's instrumentation and systems include the Lab Buddy and Optical Coherent Receiver System.

Research, Development & Manufacturing

Discovery Semiconductors is a company with a worldwide reputation for innovation and expertise in the design and manufacturing of high speed InGaAs Photodiodes and Optical Receivers and Coherent Systems. Discovery is a leader in the application of high technology concepts in the design and development of new products for ultra-wide bandwidth applications in the telecom and aerospace industries. Manufacturing for Discovery's product line is done in the state-of-the-art clean room in Ewing, NJ.

Corporate Responsibility

Discovery Semiconductors is committed to protecting the environment by reducing the present and future environmental impact of its business operations. To maintain this commitment, Discovery has an ISO 14001:2004 certified environmental management system.

Discovery Semiconductors made a strategic decision to pursue and maintain certification to the International Standard ISO 9001:2008 for its quality management system.

Our philosophy is "Continuous Innovation with Courteous Customer Service and Zero Tolerance for Failure".

Facts and Figures 

Discovery Semiconductors is privately owned and fiscally conservative.

Business activities in over 30 countries.

600+ clients including Fortune 500 telecom, datacom, and aerospace companies, as well as defense organizations, universities, and emerging communication companies. 

Awards and Recognitions

2007 PhAST/Laser Focus World Innovation Award Honorable Mention for Kitty Hawk Ultra-Fast Optical Coherent Receiver System.

Discovery has been recognized as one of the fastest 50 growing high-tech companies in New Jersey for three straight years, 2000 through 2002.

2001 National Tibbetts Awardfor Outstanding Contributions to the SBIR Program.


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InGaAs Narrowband Receivers for 5G

Designed for microwave RF over fiber applications and emerging applications, such as 5G, these high-gain fiber-pigtailed modules are designed to support 28, 39 and 60 GHz applications...
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10G Clock and Data Recovery (CDR) Lab Buddy

The Discovery Semiconductors Inc. 1:1 Clock & Data Recovery (CDR) unit, included in the Lab Buddy, conveniently interfaces with the Bit Error Rate (BER) test equipment and provides...
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High Power Balanced Photodiodes to 5 GHz Bandwidth

The DSC705 is a balanced InGaAs photodiode in “push-pull” configuration with each photodiode capable of handling high optical power up to +17 dBm. High Common Mode Rejection Ratio...
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25G Clock and Data Recovery (CDR) Lab Buddy

The Discovery Semiconductors Inc. reference-free 1:1 Clock & Data Recovery (CDR) unit, included in the Lab Buddy, conveniently interfaces with the Bit Error Rate (BER) test equipment...
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Configurable Lab Buddy

"Over a million combinations to choose from!"
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Linear InGaAs Optical Receiver with Adjustable Gain up to 28 Gbaud

The DSC-R418 is a linear PIN + trans-impedance amplifier with user-adjustable gain and is primarily designed for 25 to 28 Gbaud / 50 to 56 Gbps 4 level Pulse Amplitude Modulation...
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High Power Balanced Photodiodes to 5 GHz Bandwidth

The DSC705 is a balanced InGaAs photodiode in “push-pull” configuration with each photodiode capable of handling high optical power up to +17 dBm. High Common Mode Rejection Ratio...
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High Optical Power, Highly Linear 2.2 Micron InGaAs Photodiodes

The 2.2 micron cutoff, uncooled, InGaAs high speed Photodiodes are hermetically sealed, fiber pigtailed, and designed for high optical power applications with bandwidth up to ...
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40G DPSK DQPSK Balanced Optical Receivers

The DSC-R410 balanced receiver product family is ideally suited for a variety of applications up to 44 Gb/s such as DPSK, DQPSK and Dual-Polarization DPSK. The R410 is available...
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10 Gb/s InGaAs High-Sensitivity Limiting Optical Receiver

The DSC-R603 is a high-gain PIN + Transimpedance + Limiting amplifier ideally suited for digital applications up to 13 Gb/s. The R603 offers extremely high differential conversion...


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An ultrafast InGaAs dual-depletion region photodiode (a) with a radiation-hardened design and spanning 1060 to 1650 nm was incorporated into a fiber-coupled 16.8 GHz module (b) that survived 18 months on the ISS as part of the MISSE 7 mission launched on the Space Shuttle Atlantis and returning on the Space Shuttle Endeavor.

Photodetectors: Radiation-hardened InGaAs photodiodes survive rugged space-based qualification testing

Dual-depletion region InGaAs photodiodes have a radiation-hardened architecture that qualifies them for the rigors of lidar, communications, and referencing systems in space-based...
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High-speed InGaAs photodiodes can characterize ultrafast fiber lasers from 1550-2100 nm wavelengths.
Detectors & Imaging

Discovery Semiconductors SBIR improves ultrafast laser characterization

SBIR advances let Discovery Semiconductors photodiodes characterize ultrafast mode-locked fiber lasers.
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Test & Measurement

Discovery Semiconductors optical receiver operates from 25 to 28G

The 25G clock and data recovery (CDR) Lab Buddy optical receiver for test and measurement applications interfaces with the company's Bit Error Rate (BER) test equipment.
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Detectors & Imaging

InGaAs photodiodes from Discovery Semiconductors have utility in lidar

The DSC705 InGaAs photodiode is in a "push-pull" configuration, with each photodiode able to handle high optical power up to 50 mW.
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Fiber Optics

Discovery Semiconductors InGaAs optical receiver has adjustable gain

The DSC-R418 linear InGaAs optical receiver is currently available in the self-contained Lab Buddy instrument.
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Balanced optical receivers from Discovery Semiconductors are an integral part of the optical system test bed for laser communication terminals.
Detectors & Imaging

Multimode optical receivers increasingly deployed for space-to-ground laser communication links

Discovery Semiconductors reports its 10 Gb/s multimode optical receivers increasingly are being used for space-to-ground laser communication links by Tesat Spacecom.
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Fiber Optics

Balanced optical receiver from Discovery Semiconductors offers automatic or manual gain control

A 2.2 μm SWIR indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) balanced receiver with adjustable gain and bandwidth up to 18 GHz has wavelength response of 1.2–2.2 μm.
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Fiber Optics

Discovery Semiconductors optoelectronic converter has photodiode current monitor

The Coherent Receiver Lab Buddy includes four linear PIN/TIA photoreceivers integrated with a dual-polarization 90° optical hybrid, designed to convert DP-QPSK optical data to...
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Discovery Semiconductors uncooled IR photodiodes handle current up to 15 mA

The 2.2 μm cutoff, uncooled, InGaAs high-speed photodiodes are hermetically sealed, fiber pigtailed, and designed for high optical-power applications with minimum bandwidths of...
Discovery Semiconductors InGaAs photodiode modules return to Earth after 18 months on the ISS

Discovery Semiconductors InGaAs photodiode modules return to Earth after 18 months on the ISS

Ewing, NJ--A high-speed indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) photodiode and a balanced photodiode (two photodiodes with a difference amplifier) made by Discovery Semiconductors returned...

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Wideband RF Amplifier from 40 GHz to 70 GHz

The DSC-R417 Wideband RF Amplifier from 40 GHz to 70 GHz is a general purpose, small footprint, RF amplifier, for several applications such as Short Haul / High Capacity Links...
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Wideband Limiting Differential Amplifier from 30 kHz to 20 GHz

The DSC-R416 Wideband Limiting Differential Amplifier can operate up to 20 GHz, either single ended or differential, with a 30 kHz low frequency cutoff. This easy-to-use amplifier...
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Wideband Linear Differential Amplifier from 30 kHz to 20 GHz with Adjustable Gain and Bandwidth

The Wideband Linear Differential Amplifier features adjustable gain and bandwidth and has a frequency range of 30 kHz - 20 GHz. This multi-functional differential amplifier is...
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Wideband RF Amplifiers from 30 kHz to 45 GHz

30 kHz to 45 GHz is a general purpose amplifier
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DP-QPSK 100 Gbps/400 Gbps Coherent Receiver Lab Buddy

The DSC-R413 is an O/E instrument designed to convert DP-QPSK optical data to differential electrical signals. The R413 offers several user-adjustable characteristics such as ...
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High Optical Power Handling Photodiodes to 20 GHz

These high speed, low harmonic distortion, and high current handling photodiode modules are designed for high optical power applications with minimum bandwidths of 10, 14 and ...
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Ultra-fast InGaAs PIN Diodes to 60 GHz

Ultra-fast InGaAs PIN photodiodes in fiber coupled, hermetically sealed packages
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Lab Buddy Instrumentation

Discovery's Lab Buddy product line is perfect for busy test stations or student labs, where users of different experience levels might be handling high value opto-electronics ...
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40 Gb/s Linear PIN + TIA Optical Receiver / 25 Gbaud Linear PIN + TIA + CDR Optical Receiver

The DSC-R409 is a linear PIN + transimpedance amplifier with well-controlled frequency response yielding excellent system-level performance, and is used in both singlemode & multimode...
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Linear AGC Balanced Receiver with 20 GHz Bandwidth

The linear AGC balanced receiver is ideally suited for 40G/100G Coherent applications. In addition to its automatic gain control (AGC), the adjustable gain can be manually controlled...
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High Speed Uncooled 2.2 Micron Wavelength InGaAs Photodiodes to 20 GHz

2.2 micron cutoff, uncooled, InGaAs high speed photodiodes
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10 Gb/s APD + TIA + CDR Optical Receiver

Ideal for adding extra distance to 10 Gb communications links, this optical receiver combines the high responsivity of an InGaAs APD with a low-noise amplifier that offers 20 ...
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High Optical Power Handling Highly Linear Photodiode (HLPD®) Lab Buddy to 22 GHz

The HLPD® Lab Buddy is a stand-alone remotely accessible instrument for O/E applications. It incorporates Discovery Semiconductor's state-of-the-art highly linear photodiode with...
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Fiber Optics

NEXT-GEN COMMUNICATIONS FIBER: Multilevel modulation formats push capacities beyond 100 Gbit/s

The implementation of multilevel modulation formats, in conjunction with coherent detection, will significantly increase the information capacity of future fiber-optic links through...
FIGURE 1. A schematic illustrates the effect of photodiode nonlinearity on the output radio-frequency (RF) signal. Amplitude nonlinearity leads to compression of the RF pulse height with respect to the ideal signal envelope (dashed lines); whereas phase nonlinearity leads to pulse broadening at large signal power levels.
Detectors & Imaging

ULTRAFAST DETECTORS: InGaAs photodiodes tackle nonlinearity and win

Ultrafast photodiodes having highly linear optoelectronic transfer functions are imperative for improving the key performance metrics of microwave photonic systems such as dynamic...