Semtech Showcases Hybrid SDI/IP Interoperability of 12G UHD-SDI Portfolio at IBC 2015

The demonstration includes Nevion’s uncompressed UHDTV over IP media transport solution

Camarillo, California - September 10, 2015

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, will demonstrate the hybrid interoperability of its 12G UHD-SDI product portfolio by transporting ultra-high definition video over an integrated SDI and IP network at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) exhibition in Amsterdam on September 10-15, stand 10.F46.

The demonstration features a multi-format SDI/IP media gateway from Nevion, a leader in media transport solutions, a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) 10Gbe / 40GbE IP switch and Semtech’s 12G UHD-SDI products—the GS12141 cable equalizer and the GS12181 cable driverSemtech gearbox technology will be integrated to enable seamless conversion between different UHD-SDI interface profiles.

“Our UHD-SDI interoperability demonstration with Nevion’s VS902 illustrates the realization of a fully uncompressed hybrid SDI / IP infrastructure for UHD-1 production and contribution,” said John Hudson, Director of Strategic Technology and New Business Development for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Product Group. “Nevion is a leader in hybrid media transport solutions, and the VS902 is a class-leading product that interoperates with Semtech’s entire portfolio of UHD-SDI products.”

The VS902 by Nevion is a modular multi-format contribution codec for IP/Ethernet networks. It enables cost-efficient video transport over a common unified platform, accessing virtually any wide-area network or local-area environment, and it provides IP encapsulation and decapsulation of standard definition, high definition and ultra-high definition (via multi-link 3G SDI) signals utilizing the SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) ST2022 standards.

“High-performance hybrid SDI/IP solutions are critical in next generation television systems, and the ability to deliver uncompressed UHDTV over COTS IP hardware is a key enabling technology for the adoption of both UHDTV production and hybrid SDI/IP solutions,” said Johnny Dolvik, Chief Product and Development Officer at Nevion. “Semtech is an industry leader in UHD-SDI interfaces, and we are pleased to be able to demonstrate the interoperability between our media gateway and Semtech’s UHD-SDI solutions, and look forward to working further together in the future.”

Semtech’s UHD-SDI products feature ultra-low power consumption and provide industry-leading performance at 12Gbps rates. UHD-SDI is ideal for UHDTV infrastructures, including routers, cameras, monitors, switchers and more. It offers pristine image quality, is backwards compatible with existing SDI systems and is standardized by both SMPTE and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), simplifying UHDTV infrastructure upgrades and reducing risk for broadcasters.

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: For 11.88G/s with ultra-long cable reach at all data rates enabling designs that offer maximum performance at all data rates (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, 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 for compensating for long PCB trace lengths, simplifying PCB optimization (GS12141) and input trace equalization to compensate for long input trace lengths, critical for optimizing performance in 12G 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 Nevion

A pioneer in media transport, Nevion (www.nevion.com) provides network and broadcast infrastructure to broadcasters, telecommunication service providers, government agencies and other industries. It enables the transport and management of professional-quality video, audio and data – in real time, reliably and securely – from the camera to the home. From content production to distribution, Nevion solutions are used to power major sporting and live events across the globe. Some of the world’s largest media groups and telecom service providers use Nevion technology, including AT&T, NBC Universal, Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., NASA, Arqiva, BBC, CCTV, EBU, BT, TDF and Telefonica.

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.

Semtech, the Semtech logo and Gennum are registered marks of Semtech Corporation. 

Press Contact

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

 
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