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Semtech Announces New IC Solution for SFP28 LR Modules for Data Center and Wireless Applications

ClearEdge® CDR with integrated bi-directional DML driver enables a wide range of applications

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 immediate availability of its bi-directional ClearEdge® CDR with integrated DML laser driver.

The newest addition to the ClearEdge family, the GN2142, leverages Semtech’s industry leading ClearEdge CDR technology and enables <1W max power for SFP28 LR modules. The technology offers an extended Data Rate range of 24.0Gb/s to 28.1Gb/s and includes differentiated features like Adaptive CTLE and Proprietary DML compensation to maximize link robustness and performance. This allows the platform to enable a wide range of applications including data center, wireless 5G and telecom customers.    

“With the 5G wireless market expected to ramp up in 2019, our ClearEdge CDR with integrated DML laser driver enables customers to succeed in this growing segment with a highly differentiated solution,” said Dr. Timothy Vang, Sr. Director of Datacom Marketing for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group.

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

ClearEdge GN2142 CDR Product Information:

  • ClearEdge GN2142 is a bi-directional CDR with DML laser driver
  • Used in applications such as 25G LR modules
  • Extended Data Rate (24.0Gb/s to 28.1Gb/s) and i-Temp support 
  • Small die size of 3.20mm x 2.01mm 33-ball WLCSP package with a 0.4mm pitch
  • Adaptive CTLE to improve link robustness


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