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Semtech Announces Low Power, Reduced Die Size SR4 and Active Optical Cable Chipset for 100G Applications

New additions to ClearEdge® platform offers best-in-class sensitivity while reducing die size and power

CAMARILLO, Calif., March 12, 2018 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today announced the immediate availability of a quad ClearEdge® CDR with integrated VCSEL laser driver and the quad ClearEdge CDR with integrated TIA.

The new additions to Semtech’s ClearEdge family of ICs, GN2108S and GN2109S, offer a very small die size of 3.02mm by 2.04mm with 1.36W of combined typical power to enable <2W 100G optical modules or AOCs.

“With the ClearEdge quad CDR with integrated VCSEL laser driver and integrated TIA, we continue to enable differentiated features to our customers like our proprietary compensation technology and best-in-class sensitivity while reducing die size and power even further,” said Dr. Timothy Vang, Sr. Director of Datacom Marketing for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “These features provide our customers with the ability to achieve extended reaches and reduced BOM costs for many 100G applications.”

Semtech will privately demonstrate the new solutions in its OFC booth (#1322) at the San Diego Convention Center.

ClearEdge GN2108S CDR Product Information:

  • ClearEdge GN2109S is a quad CDR with integrated VCSEL laser driver
  • Used in applications such as 100G QSFP28 SR4 modules and Active Optical Cables
  • Extended Data Rate (24.0Gb/s to 28.1Gb/s) and i-Temp support 
  • Small die size of 3.02mm by 2.04mm as bare die
  • Proprietary VCSEL compensation to enable wide range of VCSELs
  • Adaptive CTLE to improve link robustness

ClearEdge GN2109S CDR Product Information:

  • ClearEdge GN2109S is a quad CDR with integrated TIA  
  • Used in 850nm applications such as 100G QSFP28 SR4 modules and Active Optical Cables
  • Offers best-in-class sensitivity and overload performance
  • Extended Data Rate (24.0Gb/s to 28.1Gb/s) and i-Temp support 
  • Ultra-low power of 600mW Typical
  • Available in small die size of 3.02mm by 2.04mm as bare die

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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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