Semtech Displays UHDTV Hybrid SDI/IP Interoperability of its 12Gb/s UHD-SDI Portfolio at the SMPTE® 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015)

The demonstration includes UHDTV hybrid infrastructure technology from intoPIX, Xilinx, TVLogic and BES

Camarillo, California - October 26, 2015

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, will demonstrate the interoperability of its 12Gb/s UHD-SDI product portfolio by transporting ultra-high definition video over a next-generation UHDTV hybrid SDI/IP infrastructure featuring advanced technology from intoPIXXilinxTVLogic and BES at the Society of Motion Pictures & Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) in Hollywood on October 26-29. The demonstration will take place at the intoPIX booth, Dolby room, booth 207 in the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

Next-generation UHDTV infrastructures are expected to require the integration of UHD-SDI and emerging IP interface technologies. The demonstration features seamless interoperability of Semtech’s UHD-SDI solutions in a hybrid SDI/IP infrastructure and features the GS12141 cable equalizer and the GS12181 cable driver, in conjunction with intoPIX, a leader in hybrid compressed SDI/IP solutions, and their TICO compression technology, a visually lossless, lightweight compression specifically designed for the broadcast industry. The demonstration includes FPGA IP cores that support TICO compression and SMPTE ST2022-6 encapsulation provided by Xilinx, a major supplier of FPGA broadcast video solutions, an advanced 55 inch 12Gb/s UHD-SDI UHDTV monitor by TVLogic, a manufacturer of leading-edge UHDTV broadcast display solutions, and a 12Gb/s UHD-SDI patch field from BES a supplier of advanced broadcast patch panel products.

“Hybrid SDI/IP infrastructures are being realized today using a combination of SDI and IP technologies. With the requirement to support UHDTV image formats going forward, those same hybrid infrastructures must now also support a combination of base-band UHD-SDI and mezzanine compressed 3G-SDI and IP interfaces,” said Gael Rouvroy, CTO of intoPIX. “Semtech’s portfolio of SDI and UHD-SDI solutions facilitates seamless operation of next generation UHDTV hybrid SDI/IP infrastructures.”

“The interoperability of Semtech’s UHD-SDI portfolio in a hybrid SDI/IP infrastructure utilizing intoPIX’s TICO light compression technology is expected to address the critical requirements of broadcasters as they update their facilities with UHDTV-enabled infrastructures,” said John Hudson, Director of Strategic Technology and New Business Development for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Product Group. “We believe advanced UHDTV solutions from TVLogic and BES will further drive rapid adoption of next-generation UHDTV hybrid SDI/IP infrastructures.”

Key Features of the GS12141 & the GS12181

  • Multi-standard operation: 1Mb/s to 11.88Gb/s for increased design flexibility and a wider range of end-product applications.
  • Performance optimized: Ultra-long cable reach at all data rates enabling designs that offer maximum performance (GS12141), and ultra-low additive jitter for increased PCB design margin and class-leading output return loss performance that surpasses SMPTE specifications at all rates, simplifying board optimization and speeding time to market (GS12181).
  • Ultra-low power consumption: Ideal for multi-channel, high-density designs to minimize overall power consumption.
  • Advanced feature set: Output pre-emphasis compensates long PCB trace lengths, simplifying PCB optimization (GS12141), and input trace equalization compensates for long input trace lengths, critical for optimizing performance in 12Gb/s UHD-SDI designs (GS12181).

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Availability

The GS12141 and GS12181 are available for sampling now and for sale in December 2015. 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 www.semtech.com/info.

About intoPIX

intoPIX is a leading image compression technology provider to audio-visual equipment manufacturers. We are passionate about offering people a higher quality image experience and have developed FPGA and ASIC IP-cores as well as software tools that enable leading-edge TICO lightweight compression, JPEG 2000 compression, security, video over IP and hardware enforcement. For more information, visit www.intopix.com.

About Xilinx in Broadcast and Pro A/V

Xilinx is the worldwide leader of all programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs for the broadcast and pro a/v markets with solutions ranging from video processing, audio and video network connectivity; real-time 8K, 4K and high definition video processing; and video over IP solutions. These solutions enable any media over any network, accelerate time to market and achieve greater innovation and differentiation in broadcast and pro a/v systems. For more information, please visit www.xilinx.com.

About TVLogic

TVLogic Co., Ltd, established in 2002 in Korea, is one of the leading broadcast monitor and professional display manufacturers in the world. TVLogic provides 11 series and 39 models for broadcast and professional monitors - covering from 5.5” FHD camera-top monitors up to 55” large screen UHD monitors, from small rack-mount monitors for OB van and studios up to class-1 monitors for high-end post production suites. For more information, please visit www.tvlogic.tv.

About BES

BES is a market leading manufacturer of broadcast patching products with a wealth of skills and expertise to meet the needs of the dynamic broadcast industry. For over 30 years, BES has been designing unique solutions for video and audio patching panels, mains distribution units, HD coaxial termination panels and broadcast accessories, whilst using only the highest quality components. BES is one of four brands from DEM Manufacturing; a division of Alpha 3 Manufacturing Limited, which also incorporates three electromechanical sub-contract manufacturers and two European component distributors. For more information, visit www.dem-uk.com/bes.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, enterprise 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 www.semtech.com.

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