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Semtech Enables Convergent Design’s New Odyssey7Q+ Monitor/Recorder Product with the GS6140 6G Ultra-Low Power, Multi-rate, UHD-SDI Adaptive Cable Equalizer and GS6080 6G Low Power, Multi-rate, UHD-SDI Cable Driver

By Business Wire News   


Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that Convergent Design, a leading supplier of high-performance monitoring and recording products for the production and broadcast industries, has adopted Semtech’s GS6140 6G ultra-low power, multi-rate, UHD-SDI adaptive cable equalizer and GS6080 6G low power, multi-rate, UHD-SDI cable driver for its new Odyssey 7Q+ monitor/recorder product.

These new platforms, in addition to offering ultra-low power consumption, feature best in class performance at all supported rates.

  • GS6140 – 6G multi-rate UHD-SDI adaptive cable equalizer. The GS6140 is the industry’s lowest power 6G adaptive cable equalizer. In addition, the GS6140 has industry leading cable reach at 6G while still offering best in class performance at all lower rates.
  • GS6080 – 6G multi-rate UHD-SDI cable driver. The GS6080, in addition to offering low power operation, features best in class performance at 6G and all lower rates.

“We view Semtech as a leader in UHD-SDI technology; a solid long-term partner as we transition to products supporting UHD-SDI interfaces,” said Mike Schell, president of Convergent Design.

“UHD-SDI is the clear UHDTV connection, and products with UHD-SDI interfaces require best in class performance at all supported rates. This ensures backward compatibility with existing SDI infrastructures while still ensuring maximum performance in new UHD-SDI infrastructure build-outs,” said Gary Beauchamp, executive vice president and general manager of Semtech’s Signal Integrity Product Group. “Convergent Design is a pioneer in this market, and its innovative Odyssey7Q+ monitor/recorder product is a great example of this.”


The GS6140 and GS6080 are both available for ordering and sampling. Semtech offers comprehensive design assistance, including field- and factory-based support. Data sheets, volume pricing and delivery quotes, as well as evaluation kits and samples, are available at

About Semtech

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