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Semtech GS2960A

Semtech GS2960A

3G-, HD-, SD-SDI and DVB-ASI Receiver Complete with SMPTE Video Processing

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The GS2960A is a multi-rate SDI receiver which includes complete SMPTE processing, as per SMPTE 425M, 292M and SMPTE 259M-C.

The SMPTE processing features can be bypassed to support signals with other coding schemes.

The device features an integrated reclocker with an internal VCO and a wide Input Jitter Tolerance (IJT) of 0.7UI.

A serial digital loop through output is provided, which can be configured to output either reclocked or non-reclocked serial digital data. The serial digital output can be connected to an external cable driver. The device operates in one of four basic modes: SMPTE mode, DVB-ASI mode, Data-Through mode or Standby mode.

In SMPTE mode, the GS2960A performs full SMPTE processing, and features a number of data integrity checks and measurement capabilities.

The device also supports ancillary data extraction, and can provide entire ancillary data packets through host-accessible registers. It also provides a variety of other packet detection and error handling features. All of these processing features are optional, and may be individually enabled or disabled through register programming.

Both SMPTE 425M Level A and Level B inputs are supported with optional conversion from Level B to Level A for 1080p 50/60 4:2:2 10-bit.

In DVB-ASI mode, 8b/10b decoding is applied to the received data stream.

The device can also operate in a lower power Standby mode. In this mode, no signal processing is carried out and the parallel output is held static.

In Data-Through mode all forms of SMPTE and DVB-ASI decoding are disabled, and the device can be used as a simple serial to parallel converter.

Parallel data outputs are provided in 20-bit or 10-bit format for 3Gb/s, HD and SD video rates, with a variety of mapping options. As such, this parallel bus can interface directly with video processor IC's, and can be multiplexed onto 10 bits for a low pin count interface.


  • Integrated reclocker with low phase noise, integrated, VCO
  • Ancillary data extraction
  • Comprehensive error detection and correction features
  • Serial digital reclocked, or non-reclocked output
  • Operation at 2.970Gb/s, 2.970/1.001Gb/s, 1.485Gb/s, 1.485/1.001Gb/s and 270Mb/s
  • Supports SMPTE 425M (Level A and Level B), SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M-C and DVB-ASI
  • Optional conversion from SMPTE 425M Level B to Level A for 1080p 50/60 4:2:2 10-bit
  • Parallel data bus selectable as either 20-bit or 10-bit
  • Output H, V, F or CEA 861 Timing Signals
  • 1.2V digital core power supply, 1.2V and 3.3V analog power supplies, and selectable 1.8V or 3.3V I/O power supply
  • GSPI host interface
  • -20°C to +85°C operating temperature range
  • Low power operation (320 mW typical)
  • Small 11mm x 11mm 100-ball BGA package
  • Pb-free and ROHS compliant


  • Monitors
  • Camera control units
  • Multiviewers
  • Production switchers
  • Master control switchers
  • VTRs
  • Video servers
  • Encoders/decoders
  • Up/down/cross converters
  • Audio de-embedders
  • Format detectors
  • Test and measurement equipment

Order Codes

  • GS2960AIBTE3: Lead-Free, RoHS Compliant, Tape and Reel-250 Pieces
  • GS2960AIBE3: Lead-Free, RoHS Compliant, Tray-168 Pieces
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