Semtech Announces Volume Production of Fully-Integrated ClearEdge CDR

Semtech Announces Volume Production of Fully-Integrated ClearEdge CDR

Quad CDR provides industry’s lowest power at only 790 mW at maximum, 1.5 Vppse swing

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 mass production of a fully integrated quad 28G ClearEdge® CDR with single-ended electro-absorption modulated lasers (EML) laser driver. It offers the industry’s lowest power consuming only 790 mW at maximum 1.5 Vppse swing in a 6mm x 5mm package with integrated bias-T passive components.

The ClearEdge® CDR with single-ended EML laser driver (GN2106S) enables excellent performance with EML based TOSAs while solving the challenge of shrinking real estate in QSFP28 designs.

“EML solutions will continue to have a strong market with our customer base – Semtech’s IC enable our customers the ability to succeed with high quality solutions for data centers and wireless base stations while offering the industry’s lowest power,” 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 GN2106S CDR Product Information

  • Quad CDR with integrated SE EML laser driver
  • For applications such as 100G QSFP28 LR4 and ER4 modules
  • Power dissipation: 790 mW @ 1.5 Vppse swing
  • Extended data rate (24.0 Gbps to 28.1 Gbps) and i-Temp support 
  • Small die size of 6mm x 5mm FC-LFBGA package (including passives) with 0.4mm ball pitch
  • Adaptive CTLE to improve link robustness


About Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products

Semtech’s optical networking product platforms provide high-performance signal integrity for optical module solutions used by leading companies in the data center, enterprise networking, wireless infrastructure, and passive optical network/Fiber to the X markets. For more information, visit the website.

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