Semtech Announces New 12G, 6G and 3G Platform Supporting UHD-SDI, The Clear UHDTV Connection, for NAB 2015

Semtech’s NAB 2015 Product Spotlight Highlights Innovative Multi-rate UHD-SDI Broadcast Interface Solutions Portfolio

Camarillo, California - April 13, 2015

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the addition of five new products as part of its new multi-rate UHD-SDI platform strategy.
These new products, in addition to delivering ultra-low power consumption, 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. Semtech’s new UHD-SDI platform includes:
  • GS12141 – 12G multi-rate UHD-SDI Adaptive Cable Equalizer with integrated retiming, low power, integrated eye monitor and pattern generator/checker
  • GS12181 – 12G multi-rate UHD-SDI Cable Driver with integrated retiming, low power, integrated eye monitor and pattern generator/checker 
  • GS6151 – 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
  • GS6152  6G multi-rate UHD-SDI Reclocker with low power, integrated eye monitor and pattern generator/checker
  • GS3140 – 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.”


GS12141 and GS12181 are sampling in Q2 2015. GS6151, GS6152 and GS3140 will be available for sale in Q2 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

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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