Semtech Enables the Future of Video Transport with Industry’s First 6G UHD-SDI Adaptive Cable Equalizer Platform and Cable Driver Platform at IBC 2013

The company’s IBC 2013 products spotlight highlights Semtech’s innovative portfolio of 6G UHD-SDI broadcast transport components

Camarillo, California - September 10, 2013

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the availability of its 6G UHD-SDI GS6042 adaptive cable equalizer and GS6080 6G UHD-SDI cable driver, two chips that provide the longest full-speed transmission distance for ultra high-definition systems.

These parts are the latest additions to Semtech’s comprehensive, end-to-end platform of 6G-UHD-SDI video solutions. Semtech’s Gennum Product Group will be showcasing these parts at the International Broadcast Convention (IBC) show in Amsterdam in Hall 10 booth F30.

The GS6042 delivers the industry’s longest cable reach at 6G UHD-SDI data rates. The part also features best-in-class cable reach at 3G, HD and SD data-rates. In order to facilitate a simple transition from existing 3G board designs, the GS6042 is also footprint compatible with Semtech’s existing GS3440 long reach equalizer.

In addition, the GS6080 is the industry’s first 6G UHD-SDI cable driver and in conjunction with the GS6042 equalizer, form the industry’s best performing solution for 6G UHD-SDI connectivity.  For applications requiring more than one output, the GS6081 features dual 6G-UHD-SDI outputs.

At the IBC show, the Semtech booth will feature a 6G UHD-SDI partner wall that showcases the current 6G-UHD-SDI systems designed using Semtech technology.  Semtech will be hosting an invitation-only VIP suite to demonstrate its next-generation UHD-SDI solutions.

“The industry’s acceptance of 6G-UHD-SDI has been overwhelmingly positive.  By listening and responding to our customer’s requirements, we have designed a 6G UHD-SDI product platform that both offers best-in-class performance at all data rates and a feature set that facilitates the fast and simple transition from their current 3G designs,” said Gary Beauchamp, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Gennum Product Group.

Key Features of the GS6042

  • Multi-rate operation with support for 6G-UHD-SDI, 3G, HD and SD data rates
  • Industry -leading cable reach at all data rates.
  • Operating temperature range: -40°C to +85°C 
  • Footprint compatible with existing Semtech 3G long reach EQs

Key Features of the GS6080 & GS6081

  • Multi-rate operation with support for 6G-UHD-SDI, 3G, HD and SD data rates
  • Footprint compatible with existing Semtech 3G cable drivers.
  • Operating temperature range: -40°C to +85°C 
  • Low power operation
  • Dual 6G UHD-SDI outputs (GS6081)

Pricing and Availability

The GS6042 and GS6080 and GS6081 products are available now for sampling and ordering with deliveries in September.  Semtech offers comprehensive design assistance, including field- and factory-based support. Data sheets, volume pricing and delivery quotes, as well as evaluation kits and samples, are available at

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit

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