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Semtech and Ross Video Bring True UHD Production into the Mainstream
Carbonite Black Plus 12G Switcher delivers superior performance and flexibility for emerging UHDTV video applications

Semtech and Ross Video Bring True UHD Production into the Mainstream

Carbonite Black Plus 12G Switcher delivers superior performance and flexibility for emerging UHDTV video applications

Camarillo, California - April 26, 2017 -

Las Vegas, April 26, 2017 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, and Ross Video, an innovative developer of high-quality equipment for the professional and broadcast video markets, announced Semtech’s high-performance UHD-SDI solutions are integrated with Ross’s video switching expertise to deliver a next-generation UHD-SDI switcher platform, the Carbonite Black Plus 12G Switcher.

Based on the leading Carbonite mid-size production switcher, the Carbonite Black Plus 12G platform brings true UHD production into the mainstream. This version will accept both quad-link and single-link 12G inputs to provide connection flexibility for new UHD formats. In addition, the Carbonite Black Plus 12G features MiniMEs and MultiScreen processing and can be switched between HD and UHD operation.

“By integrating Semtech’s Gearbox, Retiming Cable Equalizer and Retiming Cable Driver, we can deliver products with superior performance and the added flexibility of supporting both multi-link and single-link SDI interfaces for emerging UHDTV video applications,” said Nigel Spratling, Director of Production Switchers, Cameras and Servers at Ross Video. “Semtech continues to provide innovative broadcast products, which in turn, allow us to offer exceptional video switching solutions.”

“With innovative products like the Carbonite Black Plus 12G Switcher, Ross increases the adoption of both 12G UHD-SDI and UHDTV video production in the broadcast industry,” said Don Shaver, Director of Video Product Marketing for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “As a leader in delivering broadcast semiconductor solutions, Semtech provides our customers with a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance UHD-SDI products.”

GS12070 UHD-SDI Gearbox, GS12141 UHD-SDI Cable Equalizer & GS12181 UHD-SDI Cable Driver

Semtech’s GS12070 UHD-SDI Gearbox has the configurability to perform both multiplexing and de-multiplexing between different UHD-SDI single- and multi-link interfaces. The device supports emerging 12Gbps and 6Gbps UHD-SDI interfaces as well as existing 3G-SDI and HD-SDI. The GS12070 allows the seamless integration of end-products using 12Gbps UHD-SDI for 4K UHDTV video applications into the pre-installed 3G-SDI based broadcast infrastructure. Single-link 12Gbps UHD-SDI to Quad-link 3G-SDI conversion, in both directions, is just one of the many features of the GS12070 UHD-SDI Gearbox. Semtech’s GS12141 UHD-SDI retiming cable equalizer and GS12181 UHD-SDI retiming cable driver feature low power consumption and provide industry-leading signal integrity performance at all SDI rates. Outstanding jitter cleaning, cable reach and unique eye-shaping enable reliable migration to 12G UHD-SDI for UHDTV interconnects. UHD-SDI is ideal for UHDTV infrastructures, including routers, cameras, monitors, switchers and more.


About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, enterprise 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

About Ross Video

Passionate about live production, Ross Video designs, manufactures and delivers dependable technology and services that power exceptional live video productions seen by billions of viewers around the world every day. Relentlessly innovating, Ross Video delivers the world’s widest range of products and services for augmented reality and virtual sets, mobile live-event solutions, real-time motion graphics, robotic camera systems, social-media management, production switchers, routers, infrastructure products, video servers, newsroom systems, terminal equipment and more.

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