Inside Circuit Issue 16 - July 2015


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BROADCAST VIDEO - SEMTECH GENNUM PRODUCTS


PRODUCT GUIDE – Broadcast Video Selector Guide

VIDEO – Get Reliable Performance with Low Jitter in Reclocking Applications

VIDEO – See Why The GS3490 Family is the Industry’s Best-Performing, Smallest Integrated Equalizer and Cable Driver Platform

GS3140 Low-power, Multi-Rate Adaptive 3G SDI Equalizer Now In Production
The GS3140, the industry’s lowest power adaptive cable EQ, features class-leading cable reach at all data rates, making it ideal for applications where power or performance is a critical design requirement.

Semtech Announces New 12G, 6G and 3G Platform Supporting UHD-SDI
Semtech 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.

Semtech Enables Convergent Design’s New Odyssey7Q+ Monitor/Recorder Product with the GS6140 and GS6080
Semtech announced that Convergent Design, a leading supplier of high-performance monitoring and recording products for the production and broadcast industries, adopted Semtech’s GS6140 and GS6080 for its new Odyssey 7Q+ monitor/recorder product.

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CIRCUIT PROTECTION

PRODUCT GUIDE – Transient Voltage Suppressors TVS Solutions

Semtech Expands Mobile Protection Platform with the RClamp® 0552T
Semtech announced the RClamp® 0552T, a high performance, low capacitance transient voltage suppression (TVS) array device. Built on Semtech’s highly differentiated process technology, the RClamp0552T delivers optimal transient protection and is housed in a small package.

VIDEO - The Easy Choice for TVS Protection in Mobile Applications

Semtech Expands Proximity Sensing Protection Platform with uClamp3601P
Semtech announced the uClamp3601P – a 33V, high-performance transient voltage suppression (TVS) device for protecting industrial sensors. The single-line uClamp3601P protects today’s small form factor proximity sensors from ESD, EFT and low level surge transients.

Semtech Announces RClamp® 1255P – A TVS Protection Device for Safeguarding USB 2.0 Interfaces on Portable Devices
Semtech announced the RClamp1255P, a high-performance, low capacitance transient voltage suppression (TVS) device. The RClamp1255P replaces multiple discrete components while providing complete VBUS surge protection and ESD protection for USB data lines and ID line.

Semtech Expands its USB 3.0 Protection Platform with RClamp® 3346P
Semtech announced the RClamp3346P, a high-performance, ultra-low capacitance transient voltage suppression (TVS) device to protect the USB 3.0 interface in computing and mobile devices from electrostatic discharge (ESD) events.

 

OPTICAL PRODUCTS - SEMTECH GENNUM PRODUCTS

PRODUCT GUIDE – Optical & IC Selector Guide

Semtech Demonstrates Industry’s First Monolithic Quad CDR and EML Driver for 100G Applications
Semtech announced the GN2106, a fully integrated quad CDR and EML driver for high performance 100G module applications. The GN2106 is built on Semtech’s industry leading GN2104 quad CDR and adds to Semtech’s full line of quad IC products for 100G modules.

Semtech Demonstrates Industry’s First Bi-Directional CDR to Enable SFP28 Applications
Semtech announced the GN2139, its latest ultra-low power, high-performance 25Gb/s reference free bi-directional clock and data recovery IC. Consuming less than 90mW per lane, the GN2139 enables low-power <1W SFP28 optical module solutions and uses Semtech’s ClearEdge™ CDR technology.

ARTICLE - Semtech Turns to Tektronix DSA8300 Sampling Scope to Characterize New 25-28 Gb/s CDR Devices
Among Semtech’s product offerings are the GN2425 and GN2104 Clock and Data Recovery (CDR) chips designed to handle 25 Gb/s data streams within next generation 100 Gb/s pluggable fiber optic modules, line cards and direct-attach copper cables.

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POWER MANAGEMENT

PRODUCT GUIDE – Power Management Solutions

Semtech Launches New Low Dropout Regulator Platform for Small Form Factor Consumer Applications
Semtech announced the SC563, a dual output low dropout (LDO) regulator in a tiny 1.6mm x 1.2mm, 8 pin MLPD package. The SC563 LDO provides two regulated outputs for up to 300mA for each output channel and is ESD hardened to greater than 4kV for robust circuit protection.

Semtech Launches New Load Switch Platform for High Efficiency in Consumer Applications
Semtech announced the SC33020H Load Switch platform in a tiny 0.9mm x 0.9mm, 4 bump Chip Scale Package (CSP) with industry leading Ron of just 32mΩ. The product debut was in conjunction with the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Expo (APEC) in Charlotte, N.C.

Semtech Broadens Load Switch Platform to Improve Power Efficiency in Consumer Applications
Semtech announced the SC724/5/8/9 2A load switch platform in a tiny 0.76mm x 0.76mm, 4 bump chip scale package (CSP) with industry leading on-resistance (Ron) of just 36 mohms.

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SECURITY/SURVEILLANCE VIDEO (HD)

NEW PRODUCT GUIDE – Semtech-Gennum HD Security Guide

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SNOWBUSH® (ASIC IP)

Semtech Announces IP Collaboration with MorethanIP to Support Ethernet at Speeds of 25G, 50G, 100G and 400G
Semtech announced a collaboration with MorethanIP, a leading supplier of Ethernet controller intellectual property (IP), linking the IP from each party to produce a complete layer 1/layer 2 solution for IEEE 802.3bj.

Semtech Announces Silicon Proven 25G Ethernet Snowbush® IP is Compliant with New Standards
Semtech announced silicon proven results for its Snowbush® IP analog macro operating at 25Gb/s and beyond. The new IP Platform provides lane breakouts in 2x25G (for 50Gb/s), 4x25G (for 100Gb/s) and 8x25G (for 200Gb/s) form factors.

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WIRELESS & RF

PRODUCT GUIDE – Wireless RF Solutions

LoRa™ Alliance to Display Standardized Water Conservation Solutions To Ease Water Crisis
The LoRa™ Alliance is standardizing low power wide area networks (LPWAN) to easily connect water meters, leak detection sensors, moisture sensors and smart sprinklers from multiple vendors to accelerate conservation and ease the looming water crisis.

Semtech Extends Smart Metering Reach with WMBus over LoRa™ Platform
Semtech announced the release of a complete Wireless M-Bus (WMBus) and WMBus over its LoRa™ RF software stack developed by STACKFORCE GmbH. The solution will simplify smart metering developments and significantly extend the range of metering deployments.

ARTICLE – Enabling world wide mobility for the IoT
How a long range, low-power spread spectrum technology capable of supporting millions of nodes could enable standardisation in the IoT.

IBM Connects “Internet of Things” to the Enterprise
Included in the press release was IBM Research and Semtech's recent announcement of new technology based on low-power, wide-area networks that offers significant advantages over cellular networks and wifi for providing machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. IBM is a member of the LoRa™ Alliance, based on Semtech's LoRa™ RF Platform.

Bouygues Telecom Announces June Launch of France’s First IoT Network Based on LoRa™ Technology
Bouygues Telecom announced the launch date of France’s first IoT network, based on LoRa™ technology, in close collaboration with Semtech. The IoT network, to be opened as early as June in Issy-les-Moulineaux and a part of Paris.

Low-Power Networking Technology from IBM and Semtech to Help Enable Telcos Launch New Services for the Internet of Things
IBM Research and Semtech announced a new technology based on low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) that offers significant advantages over cellular networks and Wifi for providing machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.

Semtech and Actility See Fast Adoption of LoRaWAN™ Technology For IoT
Semtech announced that Actility, a leading Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) solution provider, has been selected for deployment by four operators for LoRaWANTM deployments.

LoRa™ Alliance to Officially Debut at Mobile World Congress
The LoRa™ Alliance announced its official debut at Mobile World Congress. Semtech is a founding member of the Alliance, which is made up of an international collection of industry solution providers and telecom operators to enable the Internet of Things.

Semtech’s EnVerv Division Successfully Completes HomePlug Netricity™ Interoperability Tests
Semtech announced that the EV8000 Powerline Communications SoC platform from its EnVerv™ division successfully completed interoperability testing at the HomePlug Alliance Netricity™ interoperability event for long-range powerline communications.

Semtech Partners with Link Labs On New Radio Module Featuring LoRa™ Technology
Semtech announced it teamed up with Link Labs, a wireless connectivity product design company based near Washington, D.C., for the LL-LP-20 radio module featuring Semtech’s LoRa™ long distance radio transceiver technology.

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