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Semtech’s SDI Cable Equalizer and Reclocker Products Adopted by Nevion for Next Generation Media Converter
Nevion utilizes Semtech’s advanced ultra-low power SDI cable equalizer and reclocker for its UMC-EOOE-4-SFP Universal Media Converter

Semtech’s SDI Cable Equalizer and Reclocker Products Adopted by Nevion for Next Generation Media Converter

Nevion utilizes Semtech’s advanced ultra-low power SDI cable equalizer and reclocker for its UMC-EOOE-4-SFP Universal Media Converter

Camarillo, California - January 13, 2016 -

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that its ultra-low power GS3140 cable equalizer and GS6151 reclocker are utilized in the UMC-E00E-4-SFP universal media converter from Nevion, a leader in media conversion and transport solutions to the broadcast television industry. The UMC-EOOE-4-SFP offers flexible conversion between its 3Gb/s SDI, optical, SFP and GbE interfaces.

“Next generation hybrid SDI/IP broadcast infrastructures will require conversion between SDI coaxial, optical and IP media interfaces. The availability of ultra-low power, high-performance SDI interface solutions is critical for next generation broadcast equipment,” said Svein Håvard Haugen, product manager at Nevion. “Semtech is a leader in SDI technology, and the GS3140 and GS6151, with their ultra-low power, high-performance and rich feature sets, uniquely enable our next generation media conversion requirements.”

“Next generation broadcast facilities, with their mix of SDI coaxial, optical and IP interfaces, require seamless media conversion,” said Don Shaver, Director of Video Products for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Product Group. “Semtech’s high performance SDI solutions enable Nevion’s powerful and flexible UMC-E00E-4-SFP media conversion platform to address the critical requirements of next generation broadcast facilities.”

Semtech’s UHD-SDI products feature ultra-low power consumption and provide industry-leading performance at up to 12Gbps rates. UHD-SDI is ideal for UHDTV infrastructures, including routers, cameras, monitors, switchers and more. It offers pristine image quality, is backwards compatible with existing SDI systems, and is standardized by both Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), simplifying UHDTV infrastructure upgrades and reducing risk for broadcasters.

Key Features of the GS3140 and GS6151

  • GS3140 SDI Cable Equalizer: Industry’s lowest power SDI cable equalizer. Ultra-long cable reach for SD, HD and 3G data rates, enabling high performance customer designs with no performance compromises. GS3140 Product Page:
  • GS6151 UHD-SDI Reclocker: High performance, low-power 6G reclocker with input signal equalization and output signal de-emphasis to compensate for PCB trace losses, simplifying customer design requirements. GS6151 Product Page:

Key Features of the UMC-E00E-4-SFP

  • Seamless media conversion from any input to any output
  • Supports 2 SFP cages supporting any Non-MSA video SFP from Nevion
  • 4 optical inputs and 4 optical outputs
  • 4 SDI 3G SDI inputs and 8 3G SDI outputs
  • Electrical to optical GbE conversion



The GS3140 and GS6151 are available now for sale. Semtech offers comprehensive design assistance, including field- and factory-based support. Data sheets, volume pricing and delivery quotes, as well as evaluation kits and samples, are available at

About Nevion

A pioneer in media transport, Nevion ( provides network and broadcast infrastructure to broadcasters, telecommunication service providers, government agencies and other industries. It enables the transport and management of professional-quality video, audio and data – in real time, reliably and securely – from the camera to the home.

From content production to distribution, Nevion solutions are used to power major sporting and live events across the globe. Some of the world’s largest media groups and telecom service providers use Nevion technology, including AT&T, NBC Universal, Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., NASA, Arqiva, BBC, CCTV, EBU, BT, TDF and Telefonica.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, 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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