Semtech Enables the Future of Video Transport with Launch of the Industry’s Smallest 3G-SDI Configurable Input/Output Platform at NAB 2013

The company’s NAB 2013 product spotlight highlights Semtech’s comprehensive portfolio of SDI components in broadcast

Camarillo, California - April 03, 2013

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced its new GS3490 configurable 3G-SDI I/O device with class-leading performance.  The device is the latest addition to Semtech’s comprehensive, end-to-end platform of broadcast serial digital interface (SDI) solutions.

Semtech’s Gennum Product Group will be showcasing their latest SDI solutions at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas in booth #N2116.

The GS3490 3G configurable SDI I/O device features an integrated long-reach adaptive cable EQ and cable driver. The GS3490’s integrated adaptive cable equalizer offers best-in-class cable reach. In addition, the GS3490 features the industry’s smallest footprint, at 5mm x 5mm. This small footprint is optimized for board layouts where maximum density is required.

Also at the NAB show, Semtech will be hosting an invitation-only VIP suite to demonstrate its next-generation 6G UHD-SDI solutions.

“By listening to our customers’ challenges and by leveraging our extensive experience in the video market, we have been able to extend the performance of our products to meet the demanding reach requirements that are now so prevalent in the industry,” said Gary Beauchamp, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Gennum Product Group.  

Key Features of the GS3490

  • Connection to a single BNC connector as an adaptive cable equalizer or cable driver
  • Multi-rate operation from 125Mb/s to 2.97Gb/s (performance optimized for SMPTE ST 424, SMPTE ST 292 and SMPTE ST 259 data rates) 
  • Supports DVB-ASI at 270Mb/s 
  • Integrated 100Ω, differential digital data input/output termination
  • Low power operation: 
    • 206mW typical power consumption in EQ mode 
    • 190mW typical power consumption in cable driver mode 
  • Operating temperature range: -40°C to +85°C 
  • Standard 5mm x 5mm QFN package

Pricing and Availability

The GS3490 product (order code: GS3490-INE3, GS3490-INTE3) is available immediately for sampling and production quantities in May, 2013. 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

Press Contact

Ronda Grech, Public Relations, Telephone: (805) 480-2193

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