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Semtech Releases Its Newest PON-X™ Device for 10G PON Optical Network Units

Device to drive the growth of 10G PON by enabling high performance at a low cost for equipment manufacturers

CAMARILLO, Calif., Mar. 10, 2020Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today announced the latest addition to the PON-X family, the GN28L97 integrated laser driver and limiting amplifier for asymmetric 10G PON Optical Network Units (ONU).

“The adoption of 10G PON technologies is expected to gather pace in 2020 and equipment manufacturers increasingly desire products to meet the demand for higher capacity and faster download speeds,” said Simon McCaul, Senior Market Manager for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “The programmability and flexibility of the GN28L97 should contribute to the PON  industry growth by enabling high performance at a low cost for equipment manufacturers.”

GN28L97 is a fully integrated asymmetric combo chip integrating Semtech’s unique automatic laser calibration technology with programmable 2.5G transmit and 10G receive signal paths. The performance of low cost lasers and avalanche photodiodes (APDs) is optimized using advanced eye shaping technology. This optimized design and integration reduces the overall cost of mounting the optics on the main ONU board.

GN28L97 is available in a compact 4x4 millimeter QFN package, requiring minimal setup time for high production yield.

Key Features of the GN28L97

  • Patented and proven automatic laser calibration compatible with a wide range of industry lasers
  • Programmable 2.5G TX with eye-shaping to optimize laser performance
  • Programmable 10G RX with equalization and pre-emphasis to optimize APD performance
  • Integrated APD controller with fast fault protection
  • Digital diagnostic monitoring (DDMI) compliant with SFF-8472

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.

About Semtech

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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