Mindspeed enables Ultra-HD TV Infrastructure

Mindspeed Technologies, a supplier of semiconductor solutions for broadcast and network infrastructure applications, has extended its line of high-performance, asynchronous fully non-blocking crosspoint switches to include a 12.8 gigabits per second (Gbps), 160×160 device with two terabits per second (Tbps) switching capacity. The M20605 incorporates features that simplify system design, speed time to market, and ensure superior signal integrity for demanding real-time broadcast networking applications.

“Mindspeed’s M21605 enables our customers to bring leading edge solutions to market as they pave the way for the industry’s migration to higher data rates, in support of emerging Ultra-High Definition TV (UHDTV) formats,” said Gary Shah, vice president of product marketing for the high-performance analog (HPA) business unit at Mindspeed.

Mindspeed’s 160×160 M21605 crosspoint switch combines multi-rate broadcast video routing and switching in a single device, with each switching path operating independently at any data rate of up to 12.8 Gbps.  The resulting, groundbreaking bandwidth provides a critical ingredient for broadcast equipment manufacturers who are designing and building next-generation higher-speed systems capable of supporting serial uncompressed UHDTV serial digital interface (SDI) covering both rates at 10.692 Gbps and 11.88 Gbps.  The device also supports higher-density HD/3G systems by enabling transmission of up to four 3G SDI streams or eight HD SDI streams.  The crosspoint switch is backward-compatible with lower-speed SDI interfaces, providing a seamless migration path to higher data rates.

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