Semtech Launches Retiming Cable Equalizer and Cable Driver for Next-Generation Ultra-High Definition and High Dynamic Range Applications at IBC 2016

Semtech’s IBC 2016 product showcase highlights the advanced GS12090 for next-generation UHD and HDR broadcast television infrastructures

Camarillo, California - September 09, 2016

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today launched its GS12090 UHD-SDI retiming cable equalizer and cable driver for next-generation ultra-high definition (UHD) and high dynamic range (HDR) infrastructures at the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) 2016 in Amsterdam. The GS12090, along with Semtech’s complete portfolio of UHD-SDI products, will be showcased in Semtech’s booth F46 in hall 10.

Featuring the industry’s best performance for a configurable 12G UHD-SDI cable equalizer and cable driver, the GS12090 is ideal for use in applications with limited space for connectors, including broadcast video servers, modular I/O cards, PCIe cards, portable recorders and players, and more.

The GS12090 is a low power, configurable multi-rate re-timing cable equalizer and cable driver that supports rates up to 12G UHD-SDI. It can be configured to equalize or drive signals over 75Ω coaxial cable.

“UHD and HDR continue to gain traction in the marketplace,” said Don Shaver, Director of Marketing for Video Products in Semtech’s Signal Integrity Product Group. “Broadcasters are deploying UHD-SDI infrastructures in their next-generation facilities in support of these services. The GS12090 12G UHD-SDI cable equalizer and cable driver, with its industry-leading performance, enables equipment manufacturers to continue to develop commercial off-the-shelf solutions supporting the latest industry standards.”

Key Features of the GS12090

  • Multi-standard operation up to 12G: Increases design flexibility and end product functionality by supporting multiple operating standards
  • Integrated retimer: Minimizes output jitter even at extended cable lengths
  • Input signal eye monitor: Integrated eye monitor simplifies system diagnostics
  • Output pre-emphasis: Compensates for printed circuit board trace losses and simplifies board layout optimization
  • Integrated input and output termination network: Simplifies printed circuit board layout
  • No external return loss components: Simplifies printed circuit board layout

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Availability

The GS12090 will be available for sale the second half of 2016. 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 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 www.semtech.com.

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