Semtech Announces Next-Generation ClearEdge® CDR for 300m and 10km SFP28 Modules

Semtech Announces Next-Generation ClearEdge® CDR for 300m and 10km SFP28 Modules

ClearEdge CDR with integrated DML driver enables 5G wireless optical modules

CAMARILLO, Calif., Mar. 10, 2020Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today announced immediate availability of GN2152, Semtech’s next-generation ClearEdge® CDR, optimized to enable the use of alternative optics for 5G wireless solutions.

“Working closely with our key customers, Semtech continues to innovate on industry metrics to deliver innovative, industry-leading IC solutions,” said Raza Khan, Senior Market Manager for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “Through Semtech’s proprietary DML compensation technology, GN2152 is designed to enable custom low cost optics, such as Fabry-Perot or Distributed Feedback lasers, at a total module power less than 900mW.”

Phase one of the 5G front haul requires 25G NRZ links at extremely low cost and power, with high performance. More than one million base station deployments are expected in 2020, with more than 70 percent of these links delivering 300m or 10km reach. The cost of optical modules is a major barrier to enabling this high volume segment, with optical lasers being a major cost factor for these modules. Enabling lower cost, reduced bandwidth optical lasers offers a significant savings to our customers.

GN2152 is available for immediate sampling with production scheduled to begin March 2020. Semtech will also offer a complete Reference Design Kit (RDK), including module-level firmware, to enable the rapid adoption of Semtech’s optical solutions. The RDK maximizes value for customers and enables seamless access to the growing 5G wireless market.

Semtech’s 5G wireless portfolio includes:

  • GN2152: Next-generation bi-directional 24-28G ClearEdge CDR with integrated DML driver
  • GN2139C: Bi-directional 24-26G ClearEdge CDR
  • GN2142: Bi-directional 24-28G ClearEdge CDR with integrated DML driver
  • GN2146: Bi-directional 24-28G ClearEdge CDR with integrated EML / MZM driver
  • GN2148: Single 24-28G ClearEdge CDR with integrated VCSEL driver
  • GN2149: Single 24-28G ClearEdge CDR with integrated TIA
  • GN1081: 24-28G FiberEdge™ TIA
  • GN1086: Next-generation 24-28G FiberEdge TIA

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

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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

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