Semtech’s BlueRiver™ Links IDK’s Dante Audio Networking Technology with SDVoE™ Ecosystem

Semtech’s BlueRiver™ Links IDK’s Dante Audio Networking Technology with SDVoE™ Ecosystem

IDK introduces IP-NINJAR Dante Audio Bridge to transcode audio signals directly between SDVoE and Dante protocol environments

CAMARILLO, Calif., April 25, 2019 — Semtech Corporation  (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that IDK Corporation, a leader in professional AV and broadcast equipment, has introduced an innovative new class of product that for the first time links it’s Dante audio networking technology with the Software Defined Video Over Ethernet (SDVoE™) ecosystem powered by Semtech’s BlueRiver™ technology.

“By bridging two different protocols, SDVoE and Dante, we eliminate the need for third party converters and processors,” said Ryohei Iwasaki, CEO at IDK America. “The Dante Audio Bridge provides a streamlined AV system architecture with enhanced flexibility, interoperability and reliability for our customers preferring to migrate to full-featured Ethernet-based systems.”  

IDK’s new IP-NINJAR/Dante Audio Bridge transcodes audio signals directly between the SDVoE and Dante protocol environments. Audio signal transport is enabled from NJR transmitters to Dante devices and from Dante devices to NJR receivers. Each NJR-AB08DAN can receive up to four audio streams from IP-NINJAR transmitters outputting up to eight channels in Dante protocol. Additionally, each bridge can accept up to eight-channel audio from Dante sources, outputting IP-NINJAR (SDVoE) protocol in up to four audio streams. This feature enables Dante audio embedding on HDMI signals and de-embedding through analog audio outputs at IP-NINJAR receivers.

“Semtech’s BlueRiver platform’s comprehensive audio routing interface capabilities are facilitating continued innovation within the SDVoE-based ecosystem,” said Don Shaver, Vice President of Video Products for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “IDK’s exceptional leadership in audio distribution over Ethernet networks and advanced solutions portfolio are helping transform matrix switching in Pro AV.”

About IDK Corporation

With 30 years of experience, IDK is a customer-focused Pro-AV equipment manufacturer that designs, develops, manufactures, and rigorously tests state-of-the-art Pro AV products. The company’s product portfolio includes multi switchers, video converters, matrix switchers, and AV over IP systems. IDK’s Pro-AV solutions are used around the globe for corporate, educational, entertainment, healthcare, retail and surveillance systems. IDK Corporation is headquartered in Kanagawa, Japan with sales, fulfillment and service operations in USA, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

About Semtech’s BlueRiver™ Platform

Semtech’s BlueRiver™ platform, brings the disruptive power of Ethernet to AV signal distribution, forever changing the dynamics of the Pro AV industry by allowing installers and OEMs to replace proprietary AV matrix switches with off-the-shelf Ethernet networks that deliver dramatically better price/performance, flexibility and scalability. The BlueRiver platform delivers a single programmable system on chip (SoC), which can be used to replace traditional AV/KVM extenders, matrix switchers, video wall controllers and windowing processors with a simple network of transmitters, receivers and off-the-shelf Ethernet switches. BlueRiver chipsets are the foundation of SDVoE technology offering zero-latency, uncompressed 4K streaming over standard Ethernet with unique support for HDMI 2.0a and HDR. They also integrate high-fidelity video scaling, windowing and audio downmixing. For more information, visit

About Semtech

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