Press release

Semtech Announces AVX Chipset Series for Extension, Switching and Processing Applications

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(Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance
analog and mixed signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today
announced its new AVX chipset series. Pushing the envelope on multimedia
connectivity between AV equipment and remote displays, AVX
simultaneously transmits uncompressed-quality 4K-video, multi-channel
audio, Gigabit Ethernet, USB, and other control signals over cat-x or
fiber cabling.

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Pro AV and AVX chipset series (Graphic: Business Wire)

Pro AV and AVX chipset series (Graphic: Business Wire)

The AVX series includes two interoperable chipsets, the copper-only
AVX100 and the AVX200T, providing the industry’s first bidirectional
video transmission capability over a single fiber or copper cable and a
built-in processing engine for broadcast quality, scaling and video wall

“The traditional AV extension and matrix switching market has been
limited to a single-sourced choice of technology for far too long,” says
Don Shaver, Vice President of Video Products for Semtech’s Signal
Integrity Group. “Semtech’s AVX series not only provides a compelling
alternative to competing technologies, but also delivers unique new
advantages such as true transceiver capability and integrated AV

AVX series features include:

  • Extension of audio, video, GbE and control signals between AV
    equipment (e.g. sources, display, AV matrix switches)
  • Full range of formats including 4K/60 RGB 4:4:4, HDR, 3D & broadcast
    friendly 4K/60 10-bit 4:2:2
  • HDMI audio embedding, de-embedding and breakaway
  • Integrated USB, RS-232, IR, GPIO and CEC
  • Broadcast quality scaling, color space conversion and frame rate
  • Video wall processing with bezel correction*
  • Audio down-mixing engine from multi-channel PCM audio to stereo*
  • Up to 200m range over cat-x with PoE using compatible phy and cable
  • Up to 550m range over multimode fiber and 40+ km range over single
    mode fiber*
  • Less than 0.1 milliseconds latency at maximum cable reach
  • Transceiver capability for bidirectional video on a single cable*

* AVX200T version

The AVX chipsets will be integrated into products such as AV
transmitters, AV receivers, AV matrix switchers, presentation switchers,
video wall controllers, and other AV equipment to address a variety of
market applications including AV/KVM extension, AV/KVM matrix switching
and video wall processing. Unlike incumbent technologies, each AVX
chipsets is configurable as a transmitter or receiver (AVX100), or as a
transmitter and receiver (AVX200T), greatly simplifying procurement and
supply chain management.

Semtech will be providing detailed specifications, pricing and
availability information at InfoComm
, the largest professional audiovisual event in North America,
June 8 – 14 in Orlando, Florida. To request a meeting, contact a
regional sales manager.

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
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