Semtech Announces Initial Production of an IC Solution for SFP28 LR Modules for Data Centers and Wireless Applications

Semtech Announces Initial Production of an IC Solution for SFP28 LR Modules for Data Centers and Wireless Applications

ClearEdge bi-directional CDR with integrated DML driver to enable a wide range of applications

CIOE Expo at Shenzhen, China, Sept. 4, 2018 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today announced initial production of its bi-directional ClearEdge® CDR with integrated DML laser driver.

The ClearEdge GN2142 leverages Semtech’s industry leading ClearEdge CDR technology and enables <1W max power for SFP28 LR modules. The technology offers an extended data rate range of 24.0 Gbps to 28.1 Gbps and includes differentiated features like Adaptive CTLE and Proprietary DML compensation to maximize link robustness and performance. This allows the platform to enable a wide range of applications in the data center, wireless 5G and telecom markets.

“The 5G wireless market demands a disruptive solution in terms of power, temperature range and performance compared to current solutions available in the market. Our new ClearEdge CDR provides that for our customers,” said Dr. Timothy Vang, Vice President of Marketing and Applications for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group.

Semtech will privately demonstrate the new solutions in its CIOE booth, 1B02, at the Shenzhen Convention Center.


ClearEdge GN2142 CDR Product Information

  • ClearEdge GN2142 is a bi-directional CDR with DML laser driver
  • Used in applications such as 25G LR modules
  • Extended data rate (24.0 Gbps to 28.1 Gbps) and i-Temp support
  • Small die size of 3.20mm x 2.01mm 33-ball WLCSP package with a 0.4mm pitch
  • Adaptive CTLE to improve link robustness


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