Semtech 6G UHD-SDI Products Enable Blackmagic Design To Be First To Market With Higher Resolution Video Production Equipment

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced its partnership with Blackmagic Design, a leading manufacturer of broadcast and post production equipment, on a line of higher-resolution production equipment based on Semtech’s 6G UHD-SDI components.

Blackmagic Design, utilizing Semtech’s 6G UHD-SDI equalizers and cable drivers, is the first broadcast equipment supplier to bring video production products to market featuring a 6G UHD-SDI interface.

Semtech’s Gennum Product Group will be showcasing its latest 6G UHD-SDI solutions at the International Broadcast Convention show in Amsterdam, in Hall 10 booth #F30, September 13-17, 2013. Blackmagic Design’s 6G UHD-SDI products can be seen at the company’s booth at the International Broadcast Convention, Amsterdam, NL, booth #4008.

Semtech’s GS6042 6G UHD-SDI adaptive cable equalizer platform features the industry’s longest cable reach at 6G UHD-SDI, 3G, HD and SD data-rates. In addition, the GS6080 and GS6081 are the industry’s first 6G UHD-SDI cable driver platforms and, in conjunction with the GS6042, provide the industry’s most robust 6G UHD-SDI connectivity solution.

Blackmagic Design will be bringing to IBC a comprehensive 6G-UHD-SDI product offering including:
  • ATEM Production Switcher 4K - The world's first Ultra HD live production switcher, features 6G-SDI in SD, HD and Ultra HD.
  • HyperDeck Studio Pro - Advanced SSD recorder with 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K, analog, Thunderbolt and 4K support. Record and playback SD, HD or Ultra HD with dual SSD’s for continuous recording.
  • Blackmagic Audio Monitor - Rack mount audio monitoring from 6G-SDI, AES/EBU and analog audio sources. Dual subwoofer design with VU meters and built in LCD for video monitoring.

“The market acceptance of higher resolution formats including 4K D-Cinema and UHDTV-1 has been exceptionally strong and demand for products that support these formats is unprecedented. We’re very excited with our partnership with Semtech and by utilizing Semtech’s industry leading 6G UHD-SDI solutions, we are able to be first-to-market with exciting products featuring 6G UHD-SDI interfaces that address a critical requirement in the marketplace,” said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design.

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