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1. (WO2019025858) MODULE WITH TRANSMIT OPTICAL SUBASSEMBY AND RECEIVE OPTICAL SUBASSEMBLY
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WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1 . A transceiver assembly, comprising:

a housing; and

an optical subassembly,

the optical subassembly comprising:

a fiber,

a photonic integrated circuit,

an analog electronic integrated circuit, and

a substantially planar subcarrier;

the subcarrier having a thermal conductivity greater than 10 W/m/K;

the photonic integrated circuit and the analog electronic integrated circuit being on the subcarrier;

the fiber being coupled to the photonic integrated circuit;

the subcarrier being parallel to, secured to, and in thermal contact with, a first wall of the housing;

the photonic integrated circuit being connected to the analog electronic integrated circuit; and

the optical subassembly having a plurality of contact pads for establishing electrical connections between the analog electronic integrated circuit and test equipment probes, the optical subassembly being configured to be separately testable by supplying power to the optical subassembly through one or more of the contact pads and sending data to and and/or receiving data from the optical subassembly through one or more of the contact pads.

2. The transceiver assembly of claim 1 , wherein the analog electronic integrated circuit is adjacent to the photonic integrated circuit and connected to the photonic integrated circuit by a first plurality of wire bonds.

3. The transceiver assembly of claim 2, wherein the wire bonds extend from wire bond pads along an edge of the analog electronic integrated circuit to wire bond pads along an edge, of the photonic integrated circuit, nearest the analog electronic integrated circuit.

4. The transceiver assembly of claim 3, wherein the optical subassembly further comprises a flexible printed circuit, connected to the analog electronic integrated circuit.

5. The transceiver assembly of claim 4, wherein:

the optical subassembly further comprises a routing board, and the analog electronic integrated circuit is connected to the flexible printed circuit through the routing board.

6. The transceiver assembly of claim 5, wherein:

the routing board is a printed circuit comprising an organic insulating material and conductive traces,

the routing board is connected to the analog electronic integrated circuit, along an edge of the analog electronic integrated circuit, by wire bonds.

7. The transceiver assembly of claim 6, wherein the flexible printed circuit is further connected to the host board.

8. A module, comprising:

a housing;

a substantially planar subcarrier;

a photonic integrated circuit; and

an analog electronic integrated circuit,

the subcarrier having a thermal conductivity greater than 10 W/m/K, the photonic integrated circuit and the analog electronic integrated circuit being secured to a first side of the subcarrier,

the subcarrier being secured to a first wall of the housing,

wherein a second side of the subcarrier, opposite the first side of the subcarrier, is parallel to, secured to, and in thermal contact with, an interior side of the first wall of the housing.

9. The module of claim 8, wherein the photonic integrated circuit is adjacent to the analog electronic integrated circuit.

10. The module of claim 9, wherein the photonic integrated circuit is connected to the analog electronic integrated circuit by wire bonds.

1 1 . The module of claim 10, wherein the wire bonds extend from wire bond pads along an edge of the analog electronic integrated circuit to wire bond pads along an edge, of the photonic integrated circuit, nearest the analog electronic integrated circuit.

12. The module of claim 1 1 , further comprising an optical subassembly comprising:

the subcarrier;

the photonic integrated circuit; and

the analog electronic integrated circuit,

the optical subassembly having a plurality of contact pads for establishing electrical connections between the analog electronic integrated circuit and test equipment probes, the optical subassembly being configured to be separately testable by supplying power to the optical subassembly through one or more of the contact pads and sending data to and and/or receiving data from the optical subassembly through one or more of the contact pads.

13. The module of claim 12, wherein the optical subassembly further comprises a flexible printed circuit, connected to the analog electronic integrated circuit.

14. The transceiver assembly of claim 4, wherein:

the optical subassembly further comprises a routing board connected to the analog electronic integrated circuit, along an edge of the analog electronic integrated circuit, by wire bonds;

the analog electronic integrated circuit is connected to the flexible printed circuit through the routing board; and

the routing board is a printed circuit comprising an organic insulating material and conductive traces.

15. The module of claim 14, wherein the flexible printed circuit is connected to the routing board by solder.

16. The module of claim 15, further comprising a host board comprising a microcontroller and/or a DC-DC converter, the host board being connected to the routing board through the flexible printed circuit.

17. A method for manufacturing a module, the method comprising:

assembling an optical subassembly comprising:

a fiber,

a photonic integrated circuit,

an analog electronic integrated circuit, and

a substantially planar subcarrier,

the photonic integrated circuit and the analog electronic integrated circuit being on the subcarrier;

testing the optical subassembly;

determining that the testing of the optical subassembly was successful; and in response to determining that the testing of the testing the optical subassembly was successful, installing the optical subassembly in a housing, with the subcarrier being parallel to, secured to, and in thermal contact with, a first wall of the housing.

18. The method of claim 17, wherein:

the optical subassembly has a plurality of contact pads for establishing electrical connections between the analog electronic integrated circuit and test equipment probes; and

the testing of the optical subassembly comprises:

transmitting modulated light into the photonic integrated circuit through the fiber, and

verifying the presence, at the contact pads, of electrical signals corresponding to the modulation; or

the testing of the optical subassembly comprises:

applying electrical signals to the contact pads, and

verifying the presence, in light transmitted through the fiber from the photonic integrated circuit, of modulation corresponding to the electrical signals.

19. The method of claim 18, further comprising:

in response to determining that the testing of the testing the optical subassembly was successful, connecting a host board comprising a microcontroller and/or a DC-DC converter to the optical subassembly.

20. The method of claim 19, wherein the connecting of the host board to the optical subassembly comprises soldering the host board to the optical subassembly.