Richardson RFPD Inc. announced that its distribution of a large portfolio of serial digital interface (SDI) video and optoelectronics products from M/A-COM Technology Solutions has expanded into Europe.

MACOM’s high-performance analog portfolio grew significantly as a result of the company’s 2013 acquisition of Mindspeed Technologies. The product range features SDI video and optoelectronics products, including crosspoints, signal conditioners, redrivers, CDRs and SDI reclockers, SDI cable equalizers, and SDI cable drivers.

MACOM’s SDI video products span a complete signal chain for an SDI link, including multi-rate equalizer and cable driver solutions for emerging ultra-high-definition (UHD) TV standards and legacy 3G, HD and SD.

“MACOM’s HPA products offer industry-leading performance in the optical and SDI video markets, and we are pleased to now offer and support these products in Europe,” commented Dave Silvius, Director, Strategic Marketing, Richardson RFPD. “Our long history of technical expertise in wireless and CATV, combined with the significant resources we have added for these HPA products, puts us in an excellent position to support optical and SDI video customers.”

Select featured products from the portfolio include:

  • Crosspoints, Signal Conditioners and Redrivers. With channel counts that range from 2x2 to 288x288, and data rates from 19 Mbps to 28 Gbps, these components (including the M21170G-12 and M21605G-12) can support up to 12G SDI and a variety of board materials and switching architectures by providing robust signal integrity margin. Applications include video broadcast routers and switchers, HDMI switchers and DWDM physical layer routers.
  • SDI Reclockers, which enable robust video broadcast systems by removing jitter from SDI video signals. Ideal for HD and UHD video broadcast equipment, products include innovative multi-rate and multi-channel reclockers, like the M23145G-14.
  • SDI Cable Equalizers, including the M23544G-14, which are specifically designed to compensate for the losses that SDI video signals accumulate when transmitted across long 75Ω copper cables. They are ideal for the receive path of HD and UHD video broadcast equipment.
  • SDI Cable Drivers, including the M23428G-33. They are multi-channel and dual output components designed to drive 75Ω copper cables and are ideal for the transmit path of HD and UHD video broadcast equipment.

To find more information, or to purchase these products today online, please visit the MACOM SDI Video and Optoelectronics Products webpage. The devices are also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find a local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support.

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