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Semtech Announces the Immediate Availability of a FiberEdge™ Driver for 5G Wireless Applications

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Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today announced the availability of the GN1840, a linear 26GBaud, packaged DML driver for 5G wireless applications.

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Announcing FiberEdge™ Driver for 5G Wireless Applications (Photo: Business Wire)

Announcing FiberEdge™ Driver for 5G Wireless Applications (Photo: Business Wire)

“The rollout of 5G wireless systems represents a key change in how users and devices access data and computing power,” said Matthew Bolig, Principal Product Line Manager for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “Semtech expects to continue to play a leading role in enabling the deployment of 5G technology with our industry-leading, FiberEdge™ transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs) and laser drivers.”

Transceiver vendors and system integrators recognize the multitude of challenges involved with successfully developing systems based on PAM4 signaling. The GN1840 delivers high bandwidth, low total harmonic distortion (THD) and group delay variation (GDV) that directly translate to optical link margin necessary to help overcome PAM4 related performance obstacles.

The GN1840 is a low power, high bandwidth, packaged DML driver that operates over an industrial temperature range. The GN1840’s high bias and modulation current driving abilities make it ideal for 50GBASE-LR and 200GBASE-LR4 applications. The GN1840 is available now with full production targeted for later this year.

About Semtech’s Optical 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 www.semtech.com/optical.

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 www.semtech.com.

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