Inside Circuit Issue 15 - December 2014

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PRODUCT GUIDE – Semtech- Gennum Products Broadcast Video Solutions

Semtech Enables AJA Video Systems’ SDI Products With The GS3490, The Industry’s Best-Performing, Smallest Integrated Equalizer and Cable Driver Platform
Semtech announced that AJA Video Systems, a leading supplier of high performance SDI products to the broadcast and post-production industries, has adopted its GS3490 3G SDI integrated equalizer and cable driver for use in its latest products.



PRODUCT GUIDE – Protection for Next Generation Designs

ARTICLE – ESD: Kill or Be Killed (EETimes Article)
if you don't proactively plan to kill ESD transients before they run unchecked on your PCB traces, there's a good chance that an ESD event will kill your product.

ARTICLE - ESD Protection in Automotive Electronics (Arrow – Asia)
The emergence of advanced electronics in the car is creating new and unique ESD immunity challenges for Automotive EMC engineers. With careful design and forethought into a comprehensive ESD immunity plan, the many ESD vulnerable data ports can be effectively safeguarded to meet even the most stringent immunity and signal integrity requirement of today’s high-speed data interfaces.

Reducing Guesswork in ESD Tests (eeTimes – Asia)
Transmission line pulse measurements on the front end of the compliance phase can
minimize the guesswork.

New 5V TVS Protection Device Safeguards High-Speed Automotive Interfaces
The single-line, automotive-qualified RClamp0531TQ offers unparalleled low-clamping voltage performance, an essential requirement for safeguarding the sensitive electronics common in today’s automotive infotainment and telematics systems.



PRODUCT GUIDE – Semtech Gennum Products Optical & IC Products for High-speed Communications

Semtech Enables the Next Generation of 100G Optical/Electrical Modules and Backplane Applications at ECOC 2014
At ECOC, Semtech showcased industry leading re-timer products to support both the next generation of small form factor 100G optical modules as well as applications targeted at 100G backplanes and active copper modules.



PRODUCT GUIDE – Greener, Smarter, Smaller Power Management

Semtech Load Switch Family Features Low RON in Ultra Small Packages
Semtech’s new load switch family provides rail control for subsystems, features RON down to 8mΩ to extend battery life, and comes in tiny packages to enable thing portable devices.

Semtech Expands Buck Regulator Platform with Digitally Controlled, High Efficiency 5Vin, Dual Buck Regulator for Industrial, Networking Systems
Semtech's latest SC284P dual buck regulator greatly simplifies the implementation of power trees for industrial, networking and consumer electronics platforms due to its high 94 percent peak efficiency and small total board size. It also provides the smallest possible overall solution size for a dual 2A regulator.


NEW PRODUCT GUIDE – Semtech-Gennum HD Security Guide

Semtech Demonstrates Next Generation of HD Video Surveillance Transmitters and Receivers at Security China 2014
Semtech's GV7700 and GV7704 chipsets enable long-distance digital transmission of high-definition video beyond 300 meters using coaxial cable. Combined with Semtech’s industry-leading cable equalizer and CDR technology, cable distances can be more than doubled over existing HD-SDI and HDcctv 1.0 based infrastructures.



PRODUCT GUIDE – ISM Wireless RF Solutions Guide

ARTICLE – Laying the Groundwork for IoE in Your City: Cisco and Semtech Introduce the IR900 Series (Cisco Blog)

ARTICLE - Microchip Taps Semtech's Long-Range RF (EETimes Article)
PIC microcontroller vendor Microchip Technology Inc. continued to shore up its RF expertise for the Internet of Things (IoT) market with plans to develop products based on long-range technology from Semtech.

FastNet Selects Semtech LoRa™ Technology as Internet of Things Wireless Solution of Choice
After thorough comparison of different technologies for IoT, South African carrier FastNet selects Semtech’s LoRa technology. LoRa network deployments will target devices and services that require very long battery lifetime at a low price point, complementing FastNet’s other cellular M2M services that are optimal for high data throughput applications where an ample power source is available.

Semtech Launches IoT Revolution Ecosystem with Key Partners at Electronica
Semtech announced it is partnering with IBM Research, Microchip and their distribution partners, to demonstrate the most powerful and advanced technology for Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) at Electronica 2014 by deploying a live LoRa™ Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) over a majority of the Munich area.

Semtech LoRa™ Platform Selected by AREVA for Its Next Generation of Wireless Sensor Networking Solutions
Using Semtech's LoRa™ (Long Range) RF technology, AREVA, a supplier of high-technology solutions for low carbon energy production, has finalized the development of its next generation wireless solutions dedicated to site management and asset tracking applications using smart sensors that provide geolocalization of equipment in complex industrial environments.

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