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Semtech Delivers Initial Production of Quad ClearEdge® CDRs for 100G Applications
ICs offer a very small die size to enable <2W optical modules

Semtech Delivers Initial Production of Quad ClearEdge® CDRs for 100G Applications

ICs offer a very small die size to enable <2W optical modules

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 initial production of two devices: its quad ClearEdge® CDR with an integrated vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) laser driver and its quad ClearEdge CDR with an integrated transimpedance amplifier (TIA). The integrated circuits (ICs) offer a very small die size of 3.02 mm by 2.04 mm with 1.36W of combined typical power to enable <2W optical modules.

“We expect 100G Active Optical Cables to continue growing with data centers, and Semtech’s new ClearEdge CDR IC bundle allows our customers the ability to enable the critical cost structure while deploying disruptive power and performance,” said Dr. Timothy Vang, Vice President of Marketing and Applications for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group.

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 (GN2108S) Product Information:

  • ClearEdge GN2108S 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 (24.0 Gbps to 28.1 Gbps) and i-Temp support
  • Small die size of 3.02 mm by 2.04 mm as bare die
  • Proprietary VCSEL compensation to enable wide range of VCSELs
  • Adaptive continuous time linear equalization (CTLE) to improve link robustness

ClearEdge CDR (GN2109S) Product Information:

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

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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.

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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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