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Richardson RFPD introduces new SDI video and optoelectronics products from MACOM

April 22, 2016

Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a selection of SDI video and optoelectronics products from M/A-COM Technology Solutions.

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.

The new 12G-SDI video solutions for 4K UHD broadcast video transport applications enhance next-generation system designs by providing higher density, lower power, and lower material cost for transporting high quality UHD images compared to lower speed solutions.

Typical applications include next-generation 4K/8K video production solutions, broadcast video routing and production switchers, video distribution amplifiers, video cameras and monitors. All MACOM SDI products are fully compliant with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) standards.

MACOM’s SDI components 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.

MACOM also supports a large portfolio of components for optical communications from long haul core networks to FTTx access networks. The portfolio addresses the high performance analog interfaces between electrical and optical domains, and provides solutions to meet the demanding size, power and signal integrity requirements of today’s high speed networks, which are expanding to meet the continuously growing demand for data capacity.

These products include high performance modulator drivers, transimpedance amplifiers, and clock/data recovery circuits (including the M37046G-12 quad CDR) for enterprise and telecom optical systems operating up to 100 Gbps and beyond. For FTTx, MACOM has a broad portfolio of laser drivers, limiting amplifiers, transimpedance amplifiers and crosspoint switches covering systems from GPON, EPON to XG-PON.

To find more information or to purchase these products 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 your local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from MACOM, please visit the MACOM storefront webpage.

 More information is available online at www.richardsonrfpd.com.