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Semtech Expands ClearEdge® Integrated Circuit Platform for Use in 5G Active Antenna Units and Baseband Units

Semtech Expands ClearEdge® Integrated Circuit Platform for Use in 5G Active Antenna Units and Baseband Units

The ClearEdge® GN2504C is a unidirectional 4-channel 25Gbps CDR

CAMARILLO, Calif., March 8, 2022 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading global supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today announced the production release of the ClearEdge® GN2504C clock and data recovery (CDR). The new solution is a unidirectional 4-channel 25Gbps ClearEdge CDR enabling industrial temperature range for use in outdoor wireless equipment such as active antenna units (AAUs) and baseband units (BBUs). The ClearEdge GN2504C offers the industry’s best combination of high equalization and low power consumption, while providing superior signal conditioning.

“The release of GN2504C represents a new expansion milestone for the Semtech’s ClearEdge platform to provide solutions for wireless equipment outside of optical modules,” said Raza Khan, senior market manager for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “We are working closely with our system vendor partners to enable their 5G vision with our differentiated and superior integrated circuit (IC) solution.”

In order to support the increased number of expected 5G subscribers and growing data traffic, new infrastructure upgrades are being planned across all regions with 5G C-band and mmWave roll outs. This requires continued innovation in multiple areas including X-haul transport infrastructure, AAUs and BBUs. Semtech already has been leading the X-haul transport needs with its innovative IC portfolio for optical transceiver modules and is now leveraging its qualified ClearEdge technology for radio units and baseband units.     

Semtech’s Tri-Edge CDR portfolio for 5G wireless includes:

  • GN2255: Bidirectional 50Gbps PAM4 Tri-Edge CDR With Integrated DML Driver
  • GN2256: Bidirectional 50Gbps PAM4 Tri-Edge CDR With Integrated Diff EML Driver

Semtech’s ClearEdge® CDR portfolio for comprehensive 5G wireless includes:

  • GN2152: Bidirectional 24-28Gbps ClearEdge CDR With Integrated DML Driver
  • GN2146: Bidirectional 24-28Gbps ClearEdge CDR With Integrated EML / MZM Driver
  • GN2154: Bidirectional 24-28Gbps ClearEdge CDR With Integrated SE EML Driver
  • GN2504C: Unidirectional Quad 25-28Gbps ClearEdge CDR
  • GN2148: Single 24-28Gbps ClearEdge CDR With Integrated VCSEL Driver
  • GN2149: Single 24-28Gbps ClearEdge CDR With Integrated TIA

Semtech’s FiberEdge® Transimpedance Amplifiers (TIA) portfolio for 5G wireless includes:

About Semtech’s Signal Integrity/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 global supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for infrastructure, high-end consumer 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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