An innovator of serial digital interface (SDI) technology, Semtech was first to market with an array of advanced ultra-high definition (UHD)-SDI solutions and now lead the way in proven UHD-SDI, 3G-SDI, high definition (HD)-SDI and standard definition (SD)-SDI technologies. Today, we offer the world’s most progressive solutions designed specifically for real world broadcast challenges. Always striving to push the boundaries of performance, reach, and signal integrity, Semtech’s goal is to reduce time to market and design risks. UHD-SDI is ideal for UHDTV-1 and UHDTV-2 infrastructures that include routers, cameras, monitors, switchers, and more.
In fact, there’s a good chance that any television broadcast has passed through several Semtech components.
AV Interface & Protocol Conversion
Semtech’s UHD-SDI/HDMI conversion devices are uniquely positioned with low-power operation and a small footprint.
Semtech enables bi-directional capability with a complete range of configurable adaptive cable equalizers/cable drivers.
Semtech provides multi-rate, adaptive, video cable equalizers featuring low-power, long reach and extensive data rate support.
Developed to support Ultra HD systems, Semtech crosspoint switches provide unmatched features and performance.
Semtech's SDI receiver is an optimized, cost-effective and power-efficient ASIC implementation.
Semtech's high-performance reclockers are used to manage jitter and maintain overall system robustness.
12G UHD-SDI Reclocking Adaptive Cable Equalizer
Configurable 12G UHD-SDI Reclocking Adaptive Cable Equalizer/Cable Driver
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Whether you are watching an action replay of a baseball game on a giant screen at a stadium, a movie on your large-screen TV or streaming a video on your laptop computer, a high-quality audiovisual (AV) experience is always expected. Ultra-High-Definition Serial Digital Interface (UHD-SDI) and High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) are two standards for digital AV transmission. UHD-SDI standardizes the transmission of uncompressed and unencrypted digital AV signals over coaxial or fiber optic cables. HDMI is a digital interface for transmitting high-definition, high-speed digital multi-track audio and uncompressed video signals from HDMI-compliant sources to AV displays. Even though they both can transport ultra-high-definition AV signals from a source to a display, HDMI is preferred to connect consumer gadgets such as computers, gaming consoles, Blu-ray/DVD players, televisions, projectors, etc. UHD-SDI is preferred for high-end applications such as professional indoor/outdoor video production and television broadcasts because it supports long-range transmission and a rugged connection with the help of a physical lock mechanism at each end of the cable. UHD-SDI coaxial cable can transfer signals up to 300 feet, whereas HDMI cables struggle with excessive signal degradation even within 50 feet. These two interfaces can be used together via an HDMI-SDI or SDI-HDMI converter. For example, as shown in figure 1, an HDMI display would be used for confidence monitoring of an SDI stream to avoid the need to use specially calibrated SDI-specific displays.
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I designed my first product using the Serial Digital Interface (SDI) back in 1996, and little did I know that this fledgling coax-based video interface standard would dominate my career for the next 20+ years. Back then, SDI was limited to carrying Standard Definition (SD) digital video at 270 Megabits per second (Mbps), but would evolve to higher and higher data rates to carry High Definition 720p, 1080i and 1080p, and most recently 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) video, at cable lengths that were not thought possible. The convenience of a low cost single conductor coaxial copper cable, capable of carrying 4K video up to 100m has meant that SDI has become the de facto AV connectivity of choice in markets such as broadcast, Pro AV, medical and surveillance.
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