Press release

Semtech Announces New Features for BlueRiver™ Platform

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(Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance
analog and mixed signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today
announced immediate availability of an updated feature set for its
BlueRiver™ AV-over-IP
. The new firmware allows manufacturers of BlueRiver-based AV
transmitters and receivers to remain at the forefront of the migration
from traditional matrix switching to networked distribution solutions in
Pro AV applications.

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BlueRiver Firmware Updates (Graphic: Business Wire)

BlueRiver Firmware Updates (Graphic: Business Wire)

“BlueRiver technology has forever changed the dynamics of the Pro AV
industry since OEMs are now able to replace proprietary AV matrix
switches with Ethernet networks that dramatically deliver better price,
performance, flexibility, and scalability,” said Don Shaver, Vice
President of Video Products for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products
Group. “In this latest release of BlueRiver firmware, we are delivering
further enhancements so our customers can continue to meet the 4K signal
distribution requirements across the full range of market segments from
residential and enterprise to rental and staging to command and control.”

New BlueRiver capabilities enabled in firmware release 4.0 include:

  • Thumbnail Source Preview Streams: Thumbnail streams are now
    available from both NT1000 and NT2000 TX devices. The new thumbnail
    stream allows control software to implement a source preview function
    that is enabled and started through the BlueRiver API as either a
    unicast or multicast stream. The stream is a standard RTP (Real-time
    Transport Protocol) stream and contains a low resolution (320×180)
    YCbCr 4:2:2 uncompressed copy of the video source with controllable
    frame rate between 0.5 fps and the original source frame rate.
  • Bitmap Overlay: Two color bitmap overlay function with
    transparency control is now available for NT2000 RX and TX devices. A
    monochromatic bitmap with defined foreground and background colors and
    transparency value for each can now be sent to either NT2000 RX or TX
    device via a BlueRiver API command. Maximum bitmap size is 64K
    pixels. For larger overlay, bitmaps can be enlarged using 2x or 4x
    pixel replication.
  • Dolby Vision Support: Dolby Vision Meta data is now transported
    between a Dolby Vision source to a subscribed RX that is connected to
    a Dolby Vision capable display.
  • NBaseT Support (AQLX107): This release enables NBaseT support
    for the Aquantia AQLX107 integrated network PHY. The network PHY can
    now be configured to work on networks operating at 2.5G or 5G speeds
    in addition to current 10G. The default network speed is initially
    configured through Production Assistant and afterwards the speed can
    be changed/re-configured through the API.

About Semtech’s BlueRiver™ Platform

Semtech’s BlueRiver™
, brings the disruptive power of Ethernet to AV signal
distribution, forever changing the dynamics of the Pro AV industry by
allowing installers and OEMs to replace proprietary AV matrix switches
with off-the-shelf Ethernet networks that deliver dramatically better
price/performance, flexibility and scalability. The BlueRiver platform
delivers a single programmable system on chip (SoC), which can be used
to replace traditional AV/KVM extenders, matrix switchers, video wall
controllers and windowing processors with a simple network of
transmitters, receivers and off-the-shelf Ethernet switches. BlueRiver
chipsets are the foundation of SDVoE technology offering zero-latency,
uncompressed 4K streaming over standard Ethernet with unique support for
HDMI 2.0a and HDR. They also integrate high-fidelity video scaling,
windowing and audio downmixing. For more information, visit

About Semtech

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