Video, opto devices enter European market

12th May 2016
Mick Elliott

A large portfolio of serial digital interface (SDI) video and optoelectronics products from M/A-COM Technology Solutions are now available in Europe from Richardson RFPD. MACOM’s high-performance analogue 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 equalisers, 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.” 

Products from the portfolio include Crosspoints, Signal Conditioners and Redrivers. With channel counts that range from 2x2 to 288x288, and data rates from 19Mbps to 28Gbps, 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 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 Equalisers include 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 driver products include 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.

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