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Semtech Announces Availability of an Optical IC for 5G Wireless Applications

ClearEdge® CDR with integrated EML / MZM driver is bi-directional enabling a wide range of applications

ROME at ECOC Exhibition, Sept. 24, 2018Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today announced immediate availability of a bi-directional ClearEdge® CDR with integrated EML / MZM laser driver.

The bi-directional ClearEdge CDR, GN2146, leverages Semtech’s industry leading ClearEdge CDR technology and enables <1.5W max power for SFP28 ER modules with differentiated features like Adaptive CTLE and integrated Bias T network.

“We expect the immediate availability of this ClearEdge CDR to enable early 5G deployment in Europe starting 2019,” said Dr. Timothy Vang, Vice President of Marketing and Applications for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “Semtech is an industry leader for high-speed optical transceiver ICs and will continue to offer leading IC solutions for a variety of industries.”

Semtech is exhibiting at the 44th European Conference on Optical Communication Exhibition (ECOC) in Rome from Sept. 23-27 in booth 424, meetings and demonstrations by appointment.

ClearEdge CDR (GN2146) Product Information:

  • ClearEdge GN2146 is a bi-directional CDR with EML/MZM laser driver
  • Used in applications such as 25G LR / ER modules
  • Extended data rate (24.0 Gbps to 28.1 Gbps) and i-Temp support 
  • Small die size of 5 mm x 4 mm with integrated bias T components
  • Adaptive CTLE to improve link robustness

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About Semtech’s Optical Products

Semtech’s optical networking product platforms provide high-performance signal integrity for optical module solutions used by leading companies in the data center/enterprise networking, wireless infrastructure and passive optical network/Fiber to the X markets. For more information, visit www.semtech.com/optical.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms 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 www.semtech.com.

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