Five new products enhance multi-rate UHD-SDI platform strategy

14-04-2015 | Semtech | Semiconductors

Semtech has announced the addition of five new products as part of its new
multi-rate UHD-SDI platform strategy. In addition to delivering ultra
low-power consumption, the newcomers provide industry-leading performance at
3G, 6G and 12G rates.

They also offer integrated retiming and advanced diagnostic features,
including eye-monitoring and pattern generator/checker functions, enabling
signal path optimization for the best possible performance.

The new UHD-SDI platform includes:
1 - The GS12141 - a 12G multi-rate UHD-SDI Adaptive Cable Equalizer with
integrated retiming, low power, integrated eye monitor and pattern
generator/checker
2 - The GS12181 - a 12G multi-rate UHD-SDI Cable Driver with integrated
retiming, low power, integrated eye monitor and pattern generator/checker
3 - The GS6151 - a 6G multi-rate UHD-SDI Reclocker with low power,
integrated eye monitor and pattern generator/checker in an ultra-compact 4x4
package, ideal for high-density UHD-SDI applications
4 - The GS6152 - a 6G multi-rate UHD-SDI Reclocker with low power,
integrated eye monitor and pattern generator/checker
5 - The GS3140 - a 3G multi-rate UHD-SDI adaptive cable equalizer with the
industry's lowest power and pin compatibility with the GS6140 6G UHD-SDI
adaptive cable equalizer - ideal for 3G UHD-SDI applications demanding
ultra-low power
Semtech will also be hosting an invitation-only VIP technology suite, which
will showcase Semtech's latest UHD-SDI technology developments.

"Demand for UHDTV in the consumer market continues to grow exponentially,"
said Don Shaver, director of marketing for video products, Semtech's Signal
Integrity Product Group. "This explosive growth has placed demands on
broadcasters who need to rapidly implement a reliable, uncompressed, single
link, backwards compatible UHDTV infrastructure. Semtech's multi-rate
UHD-SDI products allows us to offer a high performance, reliable and cost
effective UHDTV solution to broadcasters with easy integration into their
existing SDI plant infrastructure. Semtech UHD-SDI solutions offer class
leading performance at all rates and a painless upgrade path to supporting
UHDTV."

The GS12141 and GS12181 are sampling in Q2 2015. GS6151, GS6152 and GS3140
will be available for sale in Q2 2015. Also, Semtech offers comprehensive
design assistance, including field- and factory-based support, says the
company.

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