Semtech 6G UHD-SDI Products Enable Blackmagic Design to Be First to Market With Higher Resolution Video Production Equipment

Semtech showcases industry’s most robust 6G UHD-SDI connectivity solution and customer ecosystem at IBC Amsterdam

Camarillo, California - September 12, 2013

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced its partnership with Blackmagic Design, a leading manufacturer of broadcast and post production equipment, on a line of higher-resolution production equipment based on Semtech’s 6G UHD-SDI components.

Blackmagic Design, utilizing Semtech’s 6G UHD-SDI equalizers and cable drivers, is the first broadcast equipment supplier to bring video production products to market featuring a 6G UHD-SDI interface.

Semtech’s Gennum Product Group will be showcasing its latest 6G UHD-SDI solutions at the International Broadcast Convention show in Amsterdam, in Hall 10 booth #F30, September 13-17, 2013. Blackmagic Design’s 6G UHD-SDI products can be seen at the company’s booth at the International Broadcast Convention, Amsterdam, NL, booth #4008.

Semtech’s GS6042 6G UHD-SDI adaptive cable equalizer platform features the industry’s longest cable reach at 6G UHD-SDI, 3G, HD and SD data-rates.  In addition, the GS6080 and GS6081 are the industry’s first 6G UHD-SDI cable driver platforms and, in conjunction with the GS6042, provide the industry’s most robust 6G UHD-SDI connectivity solution.

Blackmagic Design will be bringing to IBC a comprehensive 6G-UHD-SDI product offering including:

  • ATEM Production Switcher 4K - The world's first Ultra HD live production switcher, features 6G-SDI in SD, HD and Ultra HD.
  • HyperDeck Studio Pro - Advanced SSD recorder with 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K, analog, Thunderbolt and 4K support. Record and playback SD, HD or Ultra HD with dual SSD’s for continuous recording.
  • Blackmagic Audio Monitor - Rack mount audio monitoring from 6G-SDI, AES/EBU and analog audio sources. Dual subwoofer design with VU meters and built in LCD for video monitoring.

“The market acceptance of higher resolution formats including 4K D-Cinema and UHDTV-1 has been exceptionally strong and demand for products that support these formats is unprecedented.  We’re very excited with our partnership with Semtech and by utilizing Semtech’s industry leading 6G UHD-SDI solutions, we are able to be first-to-market with exciting products featuring 6G UHD-SDI interfaces that address a critical requirement in the marketplace,” said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design.

“Industry demand for 6G UHD-SDI solutions is rapidly accelerating. Our collaborative partnership with Blackmagic Design has enabled them to bring innovative, first-to-market solutions featuring 6G UHD-SDI interfaces,” said Gary Beauchamp, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Gennum Product Group.

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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