CDR transceiver targets HD-SDI video broadcast applications - Embedded.com

CDR transceiver targets HD-SDI video broadcast applications

Inter BEE 2008, CHIBA CITY, Japan—Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. is targeting its latest Clock and Data Recovery (CDR) transceiver, the VSC3406, at high-definition video broadcast equipment.

According to Vitesse, the VSC3406 improves the signal integrity of uncompressed, high definition (HD), SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) 1080i/1080p signals as the data gets distorted through cables, connectors and backplanes. The VSC3406 combines its signal integrity feature-set with Vitesse's VScope waveform viewing technology to enable real-time, economic monitoring functionality for live video feeds in broadcast video equipment.

Vitesse's VScope and CDR technology is applicable to a range of equipment from broadcast video systems to networking/telecommunications devices carrying a mix of both high definition video and data traffic. The VSC3406 is capable of transmitting and receiving SMPTE compliant HD-SDI quality video signals at 1.5 Gbps and 3 Gbps while introducing new architectural options for equipment carrying video and data traffic. Furthermore, the IC's VScope functionality allows a new level of visibility for system debug and remote monitoring across a full video router matrix.

It is available in an 81-pin, 10mm x 10mm FCBGA package.

Pricing: $60 USD in volume quantities.
Availability: Samples are available now.
Datasheet: Click here.

Vitesse, www.vitesse.com

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